FIVE PLAY Swingin’ with the Pops


The Miller Center Sun, Oct 24, 2021 3:00 PM
Event Info
Event Type:Concert
Artist:Reading Pops


FIVE PLAY Swingin’ with the Pops!

In A Celebration of Women in the Arts, the Reading Pops Orchestra will collaborate with Sherrie Maricle & FIVE PLAY.

FIVE PLAY, the sister group of the world-renowed DIVA Jazz Orchestra is a quintet comprised of DIVA’s rhythm section and two of its foremost soloists.  Both the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and the FIVE PLAY Quintet have developed a concert program of charts to collaborate with Pops Orchestras, making this a natural fit for the Reading Pops Orchestra. From her drum set, Sherrie Maricle leads her quintet FIVE PLAY, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, The DIVA Jazz Trio and co-leads the 3Divas.

FIVE PLAY is rooted in the jazz tradition and is fueled and inspired by the members’ collective, creative vision through the twenty-first century.  The quintet’s repertoire is comprised of innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, as well as original music composed and arranged by band members.  In 2013 the group did an extensive tour of Vietnam; they were the only American band that had ever performed in three of the country’s major cities.

Sherrie Maricle, music director/drums
Tomoko Ohno, piano
Norika Ueda, bass
Jami Dauber, trumpet
Janelle Reichman, tenor sax/clarinet