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3Divas: 3Divas

Read "3Divas" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra has been around for some years but this is a first time recording for its current rhythm section, Jackie Warren on piano, Amy Shook on bass and DIVA's founder and leader, Sherrie Maricle on drums.

The immediate impression from this CD is that these women have a great time playing ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leigh Pilzer: Strunkin'

Read "Strunkin'" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Leigh Pilzer is a baritone saxophonist from the Washington, DC area who has made a busy career for herself teaching, playing in various small groups and holding down the baritone chair in the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. On this, her first CD as a leader, she ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dida Pelled: Telling Stories And Serving Songs

Read "Dida Pelled: Telling Stories And Serving Songs" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When it comes to music, Dida Pelled doesn't discriminate. This young guitarist-vocalist--a doe-eyed ingénue in appearance, a mature artist in reality--has proven to be an inimitable double-threat who's more concerned with serving a song and doing justice to the music than fitting into a neat little stylistic box. She's equally comfortable playing straight-up jazz at Smalls ...

Roger Davidson & David Finck: Umbrellas & Sunshine

Read "Umbrellas & Sunshine" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many people never take the time to truly say how they feel about important people in their lives until it's too late. The same holds true in the jazz community. Posthumous tributes pour out of magazines, newspapers and websites, and are delivered via recordings when important figures of the music pass on, but something resonates more ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Johnny Mandel Featuring Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra: The Man and His Music: Johnny Mandel Conducts the Music of Mandel

Read "The Man and His Music: Johnny Mandel Conducts the Music of Mandel" reviewed by Robert J. Robbins

In May, 2010, legendary composer/arranger Johnny Mandel performed three evenings with the all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, immaculately preserved in this release. In this rare appearance in his native Manhattan, the Los Angeles-based Mandel returned decidedly to his big band roots, which included service in brass sections, more than five decades ago, with ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

A Salute to Women in Jazz: 30th Anniversary Central PA Jazz Festival

A Salute to Women in Jazz: 30th Anniversary Central PA Jazz Festival

It is with the greatest pride that the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz (CPFJ) announces its 30th Anniversary Jazz Festival entitled “A Salute to Women in Jazz." The Festival will be held on June 10-12, 2010 at the Hilton Harrisburg & Towers, Second Floor Ballroom, One North Second Street In Harrisburg, PA and at the other ...