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Sherrie Maricle

For musician Sherrie Maricle, her drum set is a real-life metaphor for her career. Just as playing the drums requires coordinating four limbs at the same time, Maricle’s career coordinates successes as a jazz artist, composer, music director and teacher.

From the drum set Maricle leads her big band DIVA, her quintet FIVE PLAY and The DIVA Jazz Trio. From Carnegie Hall, she performs with The New York Pops and from celebrated stages everywhere, she is the music director for Broadway star Maurice Hines. As a teacher Sherrie has created and runs the Musical Magic hospital outreach program for The Ronald McDonald House New York. She also operates a private drum set and percussion studio, serves as a conductor for The New York Summer Festival and is an active clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads and Vic Firth Drum Sticks. Sherrie is also a busy freelance performer and a published composer/arranger.

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“Maricle drove the evening’s music along with a contained fury of the power plant of a nuclear submarine…”Hamilton Spectator

“[Sherrie Maricle] is an incredibly gifted drummer who has super human technique combined with first class musicianship…”Saxophone Journal

“She worked her way around the drums as both a rock-steady time keeper and dynamic soloist…”Binghamton Press

“Maricle’s lively inventive chops proved that not all straight-ahead drummers are mere time keepers…”Downbeat

“[Sherrie Maricle] has always had the power to burn, but during her years in New York she has developed the subtle side of her technique, employing dynamics to whisper as well as roar…”Binghamton Press

“Thanks for Burt Korall’s well-written and much-deserved feature article about Sherrie Maricle [December ’03 MD]

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Phd from New York University. Teacher of the year in 1997 and 2000 at NYU. Have a home studio with double drum sets.

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Anything related to drums, percussion, jazz, composing/arranging

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