The nationally known 3D Jazz Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at BSU’s Bangsberg Performing Arts Complex. It’s the third event in this year’s Bemidji Concert Series.
The trio’s most prestigious honor to date was being invited to perform at legendary music icon Nancy Wilson’s 80th birthday party in 2017 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. They performed at the request of Wilson herself. The band’s self-titled CD was released in 2016 and recorded live at WVIA Radio in Pittston, Pa.
The group is led by drummer Sherrie Maricle, who also leads The Diva Jazz Orchestra and the Five Play quintet. From Carnegie Hall, she performs with The New York Pops, and from celebrated stages everywhere, she is music director and drummer for Broadway star Maurice Hines. Sherrie is also a busy freelance performer and a published composer and arranger.
Other members of the 3D Jazz Trio are Jackie Warren on piano and Amy Shook on acoustic bass.
Sherrie, Amy and Jackie met in May of 2014 at the Cleveland Playhouse while playing in The Diva Jazz Orchestra as part of 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.
Bemidji State University’s Department of Music began the Bemidji Concert Series in 2001 to reinforce Bemidji’s reputation as a cultural center in northern Minnesota and to provide the Bemidji region with local access to world-class musical performances.
The concert will be held in the Thompson Recital Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for BSU students with a valid ID. Tickets are available in advance by visiting the BSU Department of Music office in Room 301 of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex and will also be for sale at the doors.