Daryl Sherman

  • Daryl Sherman
  • Instruments: Vocalist

  • Biography:

    Rhode Island born Daryl Sherman has been a part of the New York City jazz scene since the mid-70s and she is one of the rare singing pianists equally talented in both roles. Sherman is a unique stylist with charm, quick wit , chemistry with her audiences and ability to make herself at home in any musical setting. From her early stints at Sinatra hang-outs  like Jilly’s, there’s hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed. When Artie Shaw formed a new band after his retirement, Sherman was his chosen singer, calling her "a first rate singer –musician”. Her CDs are in regular rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice, Sirius/XM Radio, JazzRadio Berlin and she’s been a frequent guest on Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz.


    She’s performed and recorded with notables: Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Hyman, Dave McKenna, Mike Renzi, Bob Dorough, Jay Leonhart, Boots Maleson, James Chirillo , Howard Alden, Joe Temperley, Ken Peplowski, Scott Robinson, Dick Sudhalter, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks  -and her trombonist dad, Sammy Sherman.


    Renowned for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf=Astoria,  Daryl played Cole Porter’s Steinway. A recent CD,  Mississippi Belle displays Porter songs in a New Orleans setting. No stranger to the  Crescent City, she’s often appeared at Satchmo Summerfest and Snug Harbor. In New York she’s played Kitano Jazz, Knickerbocker, Algonquin Oak Room, Iridium, Dizzy’s Coca Cola and  Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – also a favorite at Highlights in Jazz and Bryant Park Piano series, Midtown Jazz at St Peter’s and JVC Jazzfest.


    Daryl Sherman tours UK annually and has guested on BBC tributes to Artie Shaw and Johnny Mercer. A track from her Mercer Centennial CD was used in a documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She also conducts workshops and master classes everywhere from Delft, Holland to a UT branch in  Odessa, Texas. This spring will mark her fourth trip to Tokyo for a club stint and new CD release on Japanese label Muzak.