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Sherrie Maricle

Sherrie Maricle

born on 2/9/1965 in Buffalo, NY, United States

Sherrie Maricle

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Sharon Lee "Sherrie" Maricle (b. September 2, 1963, Buffalo, New York) is an American jazz drummer.[1]

Maricle began playing professionally, performing locally with Slam Stewart, while studying music (BA 1985) at SUNY-Binghamton. She then moved to New York City and attended New York University where she completed a Master's of Arts in Jazz Performance in 1986 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Jazz Performance/Composition in 2000. In the late 1980s, she was appointed director of percussion studies at NYU.[1][2]

Maricle directed Saturday jam sessions at the Village Gate from 1987 until the venue closed in 1993. Beginning in 1987, she also began collaborating and leading small groups with Peter Appleyard. In the 1990s, she performed with the New York Pops, Clark Terry, and Al Grey and began working with the group DIVA.[1][2]

Maricle currently leads the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the DIVA Jazz Trio, and the quintet Five Play. She teaches on the jazz faculty of the New York State Summer Music Festival, as well as running her own private drum and percussion studio. In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gary W. Kennedy. "Maricle, Sherrie." The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd ed. Ed. Barry Kernfeld. Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 7 Oct. 2010 <>.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 From Diva Jazz:

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