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Daryl Sherman at Birdland

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Daryl Sherman at Birdland

Aug 27, 2018

Daryl Sherman
315 W 44th Street, (212) 581-3080
Tuesday, August 28

If you’re only in town for a few nights, and can’t decide if you’d rather go to a cabaret show or hear a jazz artist, Daryl Sherman relieves you of the responsibility of having to choose, since she neatly splits the difference between the two, and handily satisfies both sets of rules. A pianist, singer, and occasional songwriter and bandleader, Ms. Sherman is the living heir to the two late great ladies of this highly rarefied tradition, the sophisticated and swinging Barbara Carroll and the delightfully kooky, musically majestic Blossom Dearie. Ms. Sherman draws on the legacies, and repertoires, of both - and a great many others besides. Tuesday’s Birdland show (with guitarist James Chirillo and bassist Boots Maleson) celebrates a new album, Lost in a Crowded Place, and she’ll follow it on Wednesday, September 26, at Kitano (co-starring tenor sax giant Houston Person and bass avatar Jay Leonhart). Whether being silly or sophisticated, doing a song from Fats Waller or Noel Coward, she’s never less than thoroughly convincing.

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Author: Will Friedwald
Photography by: STEPHEN SOROKOFF

Author: Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.

New Books:

THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017)