Diane Schuur to Bring WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA to the Iridium for Valentine’s Day

From BroadwayWorld.com: “Celebrate this Valentine’s Day weekend WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA – a very special three-night engagement where two-time Grammy winning legendary jazz vocalistDiane Schuur takes to the stage with New York’s own magnetic tour-de-force Diva Jazz Orchestra, led by the extraordinary talented drummer Dr. Sherrie Maricle.”

Read more on BroadwayWorld.com

Mixing Special Kay

Mixing Special Kay

Sherrie, do NOT push that red button!

Sherrie and master engineer Kent Heckman mixing our upcoming CD Special Kay at Red Rock Recording in Saylorsburg, PA. Recorded live in June, 2014 at Tannery Pond Community Center, it features the compositions of our founder Stanley Kay – our first all-original recording!


W. Royal Stokes’s BEST & NOTABLE NEW RELEASES 2014

Author, critic, and jazz historian W. Royal Stokes names A Swingin’ Life one of the 10 best new releases of 2014. His complete list is online at http://www.wroyalstokes.com/2014/12/31/best-notable-new-releases-2014/.

Thanks, Royal!

Happy Holidays from DIVA

FREE! Download or stream “Nothin‘” from  A Swingin’ Life with our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season for you and yours!

All About Jazz gives A Swingin’ Life four stars

Jack Bowers says: “…galvanic instrumentals… …dazzling soloists…”

Read the whole review at http://www.allaboutjazz.com/a-swingin-life-diva-mcg-jazz-review-by-jack-bowers.php

Richard J. Salvucci, All About Jazz

Richard Salvucci says, “From the first downbeat of the opening track, “What the World Needs Now,” Maricle’s—and the band’s—swing and authority are evident.”

Read the whole review at All About Jazz

FIVE PLAY @ COTA on WVIA-FM 11/21, 7:00 pm

2014 Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Broadcasts on WVIA-FM.

For more than 15 years, WVIA-FM has been broadcasting comprehensive coverage of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts, the region’s premiere jazz festival. WVIA’s George Graham, who produced and mixed the station’s recorded coverage will present ten hour-long segments on WVIA-FM’s All That Jazz, Monday through Friday at 7 PM, beginning November 17. More information on the Celebration of the Arts and the artists appearing can be found at http://www.cotajazz.org.

The complete broadcast schedule of featured performances on All That Jazz on WVIA FM is below and can also be found at: http://www.wvia.org/radio/all-that-jazz.

November 17: Nancy & Spencer Reed / The Matt Vashlishan-Evan Gregor Quartet, Part 1
November 18: The Matt Vashlishan-Evan Gregor Quartet, Part 2 / Najwa Parkins and the After Hours Trio
November 19: Phil Woods and the COTA Festival Orchestra
November 20: Bob Dorough / Miss Ida Blue, part 1
November 21: The Diva Trio + vocalist Sue Giles / Miss Ida Blue, part 2
November 24: The Bill Mays Trio / Nellie McKay, part 1
November 25: Nellie McKay, Part 2 / Co-Op Bop
November 26: The COTA Cats (student band), edition 34 / The Vic Juris Trio
November 27: Expansions the Dave Liebman Group
November 28: The Shockenaw Mountain Boys featuring Tim Carbone / Leftover tracks that had to cut for time from previous segments

WVIA FM can be found at 89.9 FM in northeast PA, 99.3 FM in Allentown, 105.7 FM in Bethlehem, 90.3 FM in Clarks Summit, 90.9 FM in Lewisburg, 89.7 FM (WVYA) in Williamsport, 89.3 FM in south central PA, 88.3 FM in Mainesburg, 94.9 FM in Pottsville, 94.3 FM in Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg, 105.7 FM in Sunbury, and 103.5 FM in Wellsboro. WVIA FM can also be heard via an online stream at http://www.wvia.org/radio/listen-live

Tappin’ Thru Life wins two Ovation Awards

Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life has won two Ovation Awards from the LA Stage Alliance. The awards are for Best Ensemble in a Musical, and Best Music Direction (by none other than DIVA’s own Sherrie Maricle).

Congratulations to Sherrie, Maurice Hines, John Manzari, Leo Manzari, and all the other dancers and musicians whose talents have helped make Tappin’ a popular and critical success!

Read more about the Ovation Awards at http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Geffen-Playhouse-The-Wallis-More-Take-Home-2014-Ovation-Awards-20141103

Our Swingin’ Stars

Sherrie and Cynthia

Sherrie and Cynthia Scott, beaming after three days of great performances at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

Photos from Dizzy’s

Christoph Doerbeck has posted some great photos from our weekend at Dizzy’s with Cynthia Scott. You can see the gallery here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/doerbeck/sets/72157648862539182/.

JALC - Diva Jazz Orchestra

Check out Christoph’s other photo galleries, too: https://www.flickr.com/photos/doerbeck/sets/.