Daryl Sherman

'Satchmo the Singer'

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Last Show: Wednesday 17 th July 2019

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

A long time favourite of UK audiences, the charming, canny, swinging New York singer-pianist Daryl Sherman returns to The Pheasantry this time focusing on jazz trumpet icon Louis Armstrong as a singer and his importance to the American Song Book. Known the world over as 'Satchmo', his unique gravelly sound and phrasing influenced singers from Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra. Inspired by Satchmo's renditions which covered blues, swing, to 'Chim Chim Cheree' and 'Hello Dolly', Daryl Sherman crosses over and outside the box with songs from Broadway, film, pop, jazz songs. And like Satchmo, she will bring out the best in them. Her recent CD 'Lost In A Crowded Place' features his hits like 'Stars Fell On Alabama'. A definite inclusion will also be Queen Elizabeth's favourite 'On The Sunny Side Of The Street'. For these special two nights Daryl looks forward to reuniting with dear pals - the best of Britain: July 16, Digby Fairweather, trumpet and Andrew Cleyndert, bass and July 17, Alan Barnes, reeds and Dave Green, bass.

Photo Credit: Eric Stephen Jacobs

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"Voice like honeysuckle, signature jazz sound, a stylistic compendium of Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Blossom Dearie".

Stephen Holden, New York Times

Daryl Sherman is one of the rare singing pianists equally talented in both roles. A three time MAC Award winner and voted Hot House 2015 "Best Jazz Vocalist", Sherman is a unique stylist with charm, wit, chemistry with her

audiences and ability to make herself at home in any musical setting be it jazz or cabaret.

"No veteran singer inhabits the full range of American Popular Song repertoire quite like the irreplaceable Daryl Sherman. A gently swinging pianist as well, precious few possess her abundant versatility, style and charm."

- Steve Futterman, The New Yorker

"Daryl Sherman, an impish, swing oriented singer-pianist digs deeper into the archives than most of her peers.

Her blend of well-honed anecdotes and astute musicianship yielded the intimacy of a tete-a tete, the audience hanging on her every word. Her passion for swing and her tidy understated soloing are more than enough to keep hardcore jazzers happy."

- Clive Davis, The Times

"Creates moods that turn each song into a miniature painting...her delivery ranges from kittenish pounce to soulful passion...she manages to send everyone home balance and happy." - Rex Reed, New York Observer