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/.

 

Dizzy’s webcast

Jazz at Lincoln Center will be webcasting our performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola live this Saturday, October 18, starting at 7:30 pm EDT. You can watch the webcast on the player below or by going to http://new.livestream.com/jazz/diva-with-cynthia-scott

Hot House Jazz

Hot House Jazz talked with Sherrie and Cynthia Scott about Scott’s upcoming performance with DIVA at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. The article starts on page 27, and there’s a lot more to check in this month’s issue. Read it below, or click here to download a pdf version.

DIVA and Nancy Wilson at MCG

Enjoy this video, filmed live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild on November 10, 2001. These tracks are included on our latest release, “A Swingin’ Life,” featuring Nancy Wilson and Marlena Shaw. Info and ordering here.

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Midwest Record – A Swingin’ Life

Midwest Record says: “Here’s a lesson in singing and swinging that ought to send all those talent show car alarms packing.  Diva, the never say die all female jazz orchestra, brings divas Nancy Wilson and Marlena Shaw back to the front to show how it’s really done.  Wilson has slowed down but never really retired.  Shaw has largely been confined to reissues and movie soundtracks of those reissues, but she ain’t ready for moth balls either.  Diva tears it up with a wink toward old Vegas and retro touches, but they are as in the moments as can be.  A real dream date of a jazz session, Sherrie Maricle and the gang are on point throughout with the best of them.  And by the way gals, we were glad to see you getting some love on the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks special.  This is dandy, kick ass work on tracks you know and love that you just might find yourself loving all over again.  Hot stuff.”