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Daryl Sherman


“She’s sophisticated she’s straightforward and she can swing!” - Marian McPartland

A sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf=Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway. She headlined two years in a row at he annual Cole Porter Birthday Festival in is native Peru, Indiana. Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret Sherman has been lauded for appearances at Feinstein's, The Algonquin's Oak Room, Dizzy's Coca Cola and Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Sherman’s many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio. She was just presented the 2010 MAC Award “Best Major Recording” for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD (Arbors) – a track of which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. A frequent guest on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz, Sherman's recent all - Mercer show can be accessed on their website and she was also included on BBC Radio's Johnny Mercer Tribute. She was Artistic Director for the 92nd St Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists tribute to Johnny Burke– also hosting, scripting and performing with an all-star jazz cast. Her (Arbors) tribute to Richard Rodgers, A Hundred Million Miracles (Arbors) with special guest Houston Person, received four stars in Downbeat.

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room From her arrival in New York ,with stints at Sinatra hang-outs like Jilly’s, Jimmy Weston’s or Eddie Condon’s, there’s hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed.

Daryl Sherman's annual UK tour this year included concerts and master classes in London, Wales, Bath, and Delt, Holland. Major jazz festival appearances include JVC in New York and Newport, and the Floating Jazz Festival on the QE2. She’s headlined clubs such as Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles,(where she's performed often with bassist Jennifer Leitham) the Colony Palm Beach, returning this August, Le Chat Noir and Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Nighttown in Cleveland and arts centers across the continent from Winnipeg to Fort Lauderdale. In Manhattan, Sherman is a recurring favorite in the “Highlights in Jazz” concert series, St. Peter’s Midday Jazz plus the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention, where she was presented the Cabaret Classic Award. Sherman has also guessed on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

When Artie Shaw formed a new band after his retirement, Sherman was his singer of choice, calling her "a first rate singer -musician". She appeared in 1983 with Shaw leading the band at the gala re-opening of Glen Island Casino and on other tour dates. Her recent appearance at an Artie Shaw centennial tribute concert was highly praised by the New York Times. She has also sung with Germany’s WDR Jazz Orchestra, American Jazz Orchestra and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra in tributes to Mildred Bailey and Paul Whiteman. At age five, Daryl began to pick out tunes at the piano and sing along with her trombonist dad, a popular bandleader in her native Woonsocket, R.I. By barely high school age, Sammy Sherman was featuring his daughter on gigs.

Daryl Sherman has performed and recorded with notables including Houston Person, Harry Allen, Bob Dorough, Wycliffe Gordon, Barbara Carroll, Jay Leonhart, Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Warren Vache, Dick Hyman, Dave McKenna, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Dave McKenna, Ruby Braff, , Dan Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Ken Peplowski, Joe Temperley, John Bunch, Mike Renzi, James Chirillo and Boots Maleson and most recently, The Anderson Twins.

“The wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable.” – Jonathan Schwartz, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio