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 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.”
Liuba is an honor roll student at Stroudsburg High School. She is a member of the Pocono Youth Orchestra and the Stroudsburg Marching Band. Liuba’s favorite music is indie, alternative, and classic rock. J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Jack London are among her favorite authors. Her favorite books are Gone with the Wind, White Fang, Wuthering Heights, and the Harry Potter series. Liuba is also a member of the Concert Band, and the swim team. Honors include the Achievement Academy and Citizenship Award. Her hobbies are cooking, reading, and swimming. In the future, Liuba plans to explore the medical field, anthropology, and psychiatry.
The 2014 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular featured DIVA playing swinging versions of patriotic favorites, arranged just for the show by DIVA band members. These original arrangements are now available for YOU to play with your jazz ensemble. Use the buttons below to purchase via PayPal. Scores/parts will be sent as pdfs.
Did you miss the broadcast on NBC? Watch the whole show here: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-the-macys-fourth-of-july-nyc-fireworks-here/#ooid=FreWJwbjrArdwNgQIo0xweErOW8DsY3t
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Buy BOTH Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular charts for $100 Add to cart
Want more DIVA charts? Check out the Stanley Kay Series, three compositions by DIVA founder Stanley Kay, arranged for DIVA by John MacNeil, Scott Whitfield, and John LaBarbera
Thanks to the Cleveland Federation of Musicians, Local 4 of the American Federation of Musicians, for their support of Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life (and for the shirts!)
L-R: Leigh Pilzer, Lauren Eisenreich, Jenny Hill, Bettyjeane Quimby, Jackie Warren, Theresa May, Barbara Laronga, Sherrie Maricle, Amy Shook
If you missed the July 4th broadcast of the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular you can watch (and hear DIVA!) online. Click the link below.
Tune in to your NBC station at 8:00 pm EDT to see the 38th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. When the fireworks start, listen for DIVA on the soundtrack, playing new instrumental arrangements of This Land Is Your Land and I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy. We’re also accompanying Essential Voices USA on patriotic favorites like God Bless America and the Armed Forces Medley.
Visit Macy’s 4th of July page for more information on the program and to download an mp3 of DIVA, Essential Voices USA, and special guest star Idina Menzel performing the Star Spangled Banner.
Have a happy – and safe – holiday!
The Manzari brothers, DIVA, and Grace Cannady made a trip to Akron to put on a special show for the Manzari’s grandmother, Mary. Thanks to Carl Cannady for putting together a video of highlights from the performance!
DIVA’s newest CD A Swingin’ Life, featuring Marlena Shaw and Nancy Wilson, will be available next month! Check back for information on ordering and to find out about upcoming CD release events