Applying the multi-rhythmic approach of her Jazz drumming to her day to
day life, Sherrie Maricle manages to keep her multiple activities in
perfect order. A respected arranger and composer in both the Jazz and Classical
idioms, she also performs with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops at
Carnegie Hall, and on tours all over the world. Her orchestra piece
'Touch of the Earth' was premiered by the Pops as well.
As an educator, Ms. Maricle is the director of Percussion Studies at New
York University, where she recently received her doctoral degree in Jazz
Performance and Composition. In addition, she is the New York State
President of the International Association of Jazz Educators and the
New York Pops Education Coordinator for the five boroughs of New York City.
A busy freelance musician who performs regularly with the New Jersey
Symphony, Maurice Hines, the Oliver Jones Trio and in various Broadway
pit bands, she’s also worked with Jazz greats Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie
and Lionel Hampton, among others.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Ms. Maricle began her commitment to Jazz
drumming after being "mesmerized by Buddy Rich and his Killer Force
Orchestra." As an undergraduate at the State University of New York at
Binghamton, she was already performing in a variety of musical
situations from Jazz to symphonic to Broadway.
Her longtime desire to lead her own big band was fulfilled with the
creation of Diva in 1993, a 14-piece all female band that has toured the
world, performing at festivals, concert halls and on cruises, as has her
small group Five Play, which performed most recently at the Kennedy
Center’s Fifth Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.