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Daryl Sherman “Too Marvelous For Words: Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Hart & Hammerstein”
with James Chirillo (guitar) Boots Maleson (bass)

"No veteran singer inhabits the full range of American Popular Song repertoire quite
like the irreplaceable Sherman. A gently swinging pianist as well, precious few
possess her abundant versatility, style and charm." - The New Yorker

"She's sophisticated, straightforward and she can swing!" - Marian McPartland, NPR
Piano Jazz

"Impeccable, swinging, signature jazz sound, a stylistic compendium of Billie
Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Blossom Dearie." - Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Effervescent and madly talented...she cares about the quality of lyrics and plays
exquisite piano. She sees the world around her with humor, optimism and even a touch of
lasciviousness." - Rex Reed

Voted Hot House 2015 "Best Jazz Vocalist"

Daryl Sherman has been a part of the New York City jazz/cabaret scene since the mid-70s and she is one of the rare singing pianists equally talented in both roles. Sherman is a unique stylist with charm, quick wit, chemistry with her audiences and ability to make herself at home in any musical setting. From her early stints at Sinatra hang-outs like Jilly’s, there’s hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed. When Artie Shaw formed a new band after his retirement, Sherman was his chosen singer, calling her "a first rate singer –musician”. Since then she’s appeared with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks at 59E59 Theater, leads her own ensembles of stellar musicians, yet, is also a strong solo act. Her CDs continue in regular rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice, Sirius, WNYC Radio, BBC, Spotify and she’s often guested on Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz.

Renowned for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf=Astoria, Daryl played Cole Porter’s Steinway. A heralded Audiophile CD, Mississippi Belle displays Cole Porter songs in a New Orleans setting. No stranger to the Crescent City, she appears at Satchmo Summerfest and Snug Harbor. Her newest release “Lost In A Crowded Place” for the same French Quarter based label, highlights Louis Armstrong, Ella and Duke Ellington songs, but also two Sherman originals.

In Manhattan she’s played the Algonquin Oak Room, Dizzy’s Coca Cola, Kitano ,Mezzrow , and Iridium jazz clubs. She’s been a favorite at Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention, Highlights in Jazz and Bryant Park Jazz Piano series, Jazz Museum in Harlem, Midtown Jazz at St Peter’s and JVC Jazzfest in NYC plus Newport. Daryl is a 3 time MAC award winner and Hothouse Magazine “Best jazz vocalist” 2015.

In her home town of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, six year old Daryl started to pick out tunes at the piano under the tutelage of her trombonist/band leader dad Sammy Sherman. Annual homecoming concerts are sell-outs. She’s recently received a RI “Distinguished Artist” award.

Daryl Sherman tours UK annually and has guested on BBC tributes to Artie Shaw and Johnny Mercer. Her last appearance at London’s Crazy Coques garnered high praise and she’s also a favorite at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Soho, The Stables / Wavendon, Taliesin Centre in Swansea, The Sage, Newcastle, Grimsby and jazz fests in Birmingham, Brecon, Nairn and Edinburgh. She also does concerts and master classes in Berlin and Delft, Holland.

Highly praised for her knowledge and passion for the American Songbook, Daryl has recorded and performed many composer tributes including Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jimmy McHugh and Johnny Mercer. A track from her Mercer Centennial CD was used in a documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She recently made her fourth trip to Tokyo for a club stint at Tableaux Lounge with her CD release “My Blue Heaven” on Japanese label Muzak.

Daryl has performed and recorded with notables: Dave McKenna, Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Jay Leonhart, Boots Maleson, Warren Vache, Bob Dorough , Ruby Braff, Dick Hyman, Mike Renzi, Barbara Carroll, Houston Person,Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Hyman, Harry Allen, Scott Hamilton, Greg Abate, Howard Alden, James Chirillo, UK greats Dave Green, Andrew Cleyndert, Alan Barnes, Pat McCarthy, Roy Percy AND her dad, trombonist/bandleader, Sammy Sherman.