Sherrie, Amy, and Jackie met in May of 2014 at the Cleveland Playhouse while playing in The DIVA Jazz Orchestra as part of Maurice Hines’ award-winning show Tappin’ Thru Life. From their first shared downbeat, they became kindred-swinging spirits and the resulting musical synergy was fast and fierce...or as the New York Times said…"Blistering Hot!" The show received the 2016 Audelco Awards’ Musical Production of the Year.
Since its inception, 3D has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including: The Blue Note (NYC) Dizzy’s Club (NYC), Mezzrow (NYC), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (NYC), The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis, IN), Blues Alley (D.C.), Tri-C Jazz Festival (Clvd, OH), and The Deer Head Inn (DWG, PA), and are scheduled to play at the Rochester International Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY), The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (Kalamazoo, MI), and the Festival Internacional de Música La Guarapachanga (Pinar del Rio, Cuba). They were featured on The Kate TV’s “live” music series with Maurice Hines (PBS) and three times on WVIA radio’s Homegrown Music Series.
Jackie, Amy and Sherrie are also experienced and enthusiastic educators. In 2019 the group received a rousing standing ovation as they headlined the opening performance at Jazz Educator’s Network Conference in Reno, NV. They were recently guest soloists with the Binghamton University Jazz ensemble (NY); and they’ve presented workshops and clinics at numerous universities, colleges, and high schools throughout the country. In the summer of 2020 they served as artists-in-residence for the second time at the virtual Maryland Summer Jazz in Rockville, MD.
The band’s first CD, 3Divas was released in 2016 and recorded “live” at WVIA Radio.
Both of 3D’s 2020 recordings, I Love To See You Smile, (released in April 2020), and Christmas in 3D (released October 2020) were recorded at Red Rock Recording Studio in Saylorsburg, PA. Both albums received widespread critical acclaim, with I Love To See You Smile landing a four-star review in Downbeat Magazine and inclusion on Downbeat’s year end “Best of 2020 albums,” and a ranking of #10 overall on RMR’s “Top Jazz Album Chart 2020,” as well as in the top 50 of “Top Albums of 2020” on the NACC year end chart. Christmas in 3D was featured first in line in the New York Times “20 Albums That Put a New Spin on the Holidays,” and Ranked #4 overall with Christmas in 3D on RMR’s Top Holiday Album Chart for the Year of 2020, peaking at #1. All of their recordings can be purchased directly here through their website, Amazon, downloaded from Bandcamp and iTunes, and streamed on your favorite service.
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Jackie Warren: Cleveland Jazz Legend Award Winner. Sought After Guest Soloist. Revered Educator at Tri-C College.
Amy Shook: Critically Acclaimed Jazz Bassist. Clinician and Guest Artist. Multi-instrumentalist and composer.
Sherrie Maricle: Kennedy Center - Mary Lou Williams Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Ovation Award for Best Music direction. Two-time New York University Music Department Teacher of the Year.
Each member of 3D is a Crazy Cat Lady.