Sherrie Maricle

Sherrie Maricle

Instrument: Drums | Location: New York City

Maricle’s lively inventive chops proved that not all straight-ahead drummers are mere timekeepers...

Updated: December 3, 2020

Born: September 2, 1963

From the drum set Sherrie leads The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, her quintet FIVE PLAY and co-leads the 3Divas. From Carnegie Hall, she performs with The New York Pops and from celebrated stages everywhere, she is music director and drummer for Broadway star Maurice Hines. Sherrie is also a busy freelance performer and a published composer/arranger.

With her bands Sherrie has performed at many of the world’s most acclaimed music venues and festivals; from Lincoln Center to the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, to Jazz Festivals in Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Ireland, England, Croatia, Japan, Vietnam and Israel and beyond. Additionally, DIVA was featured at the 2017 NEA Jazz Master’s Awards Ceremony, the soundtrack for the NBC-Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular; on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, on TCM’s televised broadcast of the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center and NHK Japan’s New York Jazz. The band also co-stars in the award-winning documentary film The Girls in the Band.

Sherrie has received several awards and honors which include a 2014 Ovation award for “Best Music Direction” in Tappin Through Life; the 2009 Mary Lou Williams-Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award, a 2013 State Department grant for FIVE PLAY to tour Vietnam, a tour grant from Arts International, The Kennedy Center Alliance Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts, a grant from Meet the Composer, a Doctoral Fellowship from New York University, the New York City Music Educator’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and was twice selected New York University “Music Teacher of the Year.”

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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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Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only


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

Clinic/Workshop Information

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

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