Description: Songs from her vast knowledge of The Great American Songbook, some lesser known gems and special material – expect the unexpected.
“She’s sophisticated she’s straightforward and she can swing!” - Marian McPartland
A sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret. Internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf=Astoria, she played Cole Porter's Steinway and has headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown - Peru, Indiana. Her latest CD, Mississippi Belle celebrates Porter in a New Orleans setting. Daryl's been a favorite at the Algonquin Oak Room -touted-"someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice) plus Feinstein's at the Regency, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters with Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks. From her arrival in New York with stints at Sinatra hangouts like Jilly's, Eddie Condon's , Michael's Pub, Knickerbokcer, Iridium or Shangahi Jazz, there's hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed. Sherman's many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio, BBC Radio and Jazz FM Berlin. Cited MAC "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD - a track was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. A frequent guest on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz, Sherman was also included on BBC Radio's Johnny Mercer Tribute. She's been Artistic Director for the 92nd St Y's Lyrics & Lyricists tribute to Johnny Burke- also hosting, scripting and performing with an all-star jazz cast. Her (Arbors) tribute to Richard Rodgers, A Hundred Million Miracles received four stars in Downbeat, and Guess Who's In Town cited The New Yorker '10 Best of 2006'
Daryl Sherman's annual UK tours have included stints in London, Newcastle, Glasgow, Wales, Manchester, Wavendon, Southampton, Norwich and in addition, Berlin and The Netherlands where she conducts master classes. Major jazz festival appearances include JVC in New York and Newport, and the Floating Jazz Festival on the QE2. She's headlined clubs such as the Colony/Palm Beach, Snug Harbor, New Orleans, Nighttown in Cleveland, Hugh's Room in Toronto, Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles and arts centers across the continent from Winnipeg to Fort Lauderdale. In Manhattan, Sherman is a recurring favorite in the "Highlights in Jazz" concert series, St. Peter's Midday Jazz plus the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention, where she was presented the Cabaret Classic Award. Sherman has also guested on NPR's Fresh Air With Terry Gross.
When Artie Shaw formed a new band after his retirement, Sherman was his singer of choice, calling her "a first rate singer -musician". She appeared in 1983 with Shaw leading the band at the gala re-opening of Glen Island Casino and on other tour dates. Her recent appearance at an Artie Shaw centennial tribute concert was highly praised by the New York Times. She has also sung with Germany's WDR Jazz Orchestra, American Jazz Orchestra and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra in tributes to Mildred Bailey and Paul Whiteman. At age five, Daryl began to pick out tunes at the piano and sing along with her trombonist dad, a popular bandleader in her native Woonsocket, R.I. By barely high school age, Sammy Sherman was featuring his daughter on gigs.
Daryl Sherman has performed and recorded with notables including Jay Leonhart, Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Warren Vache, Harry Allen, Dick Hyman, Dave McKenna, Ruby Braff, Houston Person, Bob Dorough, Wycliffe Gordon, Dan Barrett, Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Ken Peplowski, Kenny Davern, John Bunch, Mike Renzi, James Chirillo and Boots Maleson.
“The wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable” - Jonathan Schwartz, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio
“Creates moods that turn each song into a miniature painting..delivery ranges from kittenish pounce to soulful passion..manages to send everyone home balanced and happy.” - Rex Reed, New York Observer
“Sherman may be dainty but she could hold her own on a raucous night in the French Quarter. In (her)imaginary imaginary world, Rodgers and Hart are still scribbling furiously, Duke Ellington is on the road again and 52nd Street has plenty of nightlife left.” - Clive Davis - London Times