BCPAC 2019-2020 Season


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BCPAC Jazz - Sherrie Maricle "Swing's The Thing"

Past Performance October 19th, 2019 7:30 p.m.
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Sherrie Maricle "Swing's The Thing"
Sherrie Maricle - drums
Joe Plowman - bass
Silas Irvine - piano
Hailey Brinnel - trombone & vocals

From the drum set Sherrie leads The
DIVA Jazz Orchestra, her quintet FIVE PLAY, The DIVA Jazz Trio and co-leads the 3Divas. 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/arranger.
With her bands Sherrie has performed at many of the world’s most acclaimed music venues and festivals; from Lincoln Center to the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, to Jazz Festivals in Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Ireland, England, Croatia, Japan, Vietnam and Israel and beyond. Additionally,
DIVA was featured at the 2017 NEA Jazz Master’s Awards Ceremony, the soundtrack for the NBC-Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular; on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, on TCM’s televised broadcast of the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center and NHK Japan’s New York Jazz. The band also co-stars in the award-winning documentary film The Girls in the Band.
Sherrie has received several awards and honors which include a 2014 Ovation award for “
Best Music Direction” in Tappin Through Life; the 2009 Mary Lou Williams-Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award, a 2013 State Department grant for FIVE PLAY to tour Vietnam, a tour grant from Arts International, The Kennedy Center Alliance Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts, a grant from Meet the Composer, a Doctoral Fellowship from New York University, the New York City Music Educator’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and was twice selected New York University “Music Teacher of the Year.”
As an educator, Sherrie runs a private drum set and percussion studio. She is also a clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads and Vic Firth Drum Sticks. On a national level, she has served as guest conductor, soloist and adjudicator for many collegiate and high school jazz and All-State festivals. Sherrie also created and directs
Musical Magic, a hospital outreach program for The Ronald McDonald House – New York.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Binghamton University Sherrie moved to New York City and attended New York University, where she completed a Masters of Arts in Jazz Performance in 1986 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Jazz Performance/Composition in 2000.

BCPAC Black Friday Jazz

Friday, November 29th, 2019 7:30 p.m.
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Lynn Randall presents Black Friday Jazz
Lynn Randall, Larry McKenna, Warren Vache'

Yardley's own vocalist Lynn Randall has performed at clubs and casinos all over the world. She has assembled an all star group for this concert.

BCPAC presents the Germantown Flute Trio

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 7:30 p.m.

On January 25th at 7:30 the Germantown Flute Trio will bring their unique brand of humor and classical music by 3 talented flutists.
The Germantown Flute Ensemble is made up of a core trio whose members include Katie Ambacher, Anne Levinson and Elivi Varga. Performing on Piccolo, C flute, Alto flute and Bass flute, concerts by the Germantown Flute Ensemble are varied as well as educational, and include repertoire of music from the 1700s to the present.

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Anne Levinson

Piccolo, C, Alto, Bass flutes
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Elivi Varga

Piccolo, C flute
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Katie Ambacher

Piccolo, C, Alto flutes

BCPAC presents The Rendition Big Band

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 7:30 p.m.

The Rendition Big Band members are professional musicians, music educators, and semi-professional musicians from the Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware county areas. What we all have in common is the music, and we enjoy playing it together. You don’t get to experience many 17-piece big bands these days. Please come out to see and hear us at the BCPAC February 22nd 7:30 pm, You’ll see why we love what we do.

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BCPAC presents The Tomoko Ohno Trio

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Tomoko Ohno, born in Tokyo, began piano studies at the age of 4. As a teenager, she began playing professionally in the Tokyo area jazz scene. After graduating from Rikkyo University in Law and Politics, Miss Ohno moved to the United States and entered the Jazz Studies Program at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she studied with Harold Mabern and Rufus Reid. During this time she had the opportunity to perform with such artists as Jerome Richardson, Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson and Joe Henderson. A recipient of the Student Award of Outstanding Performance and a member of the Dean’s List, Miss Ohno graduated with a B.A. in Jazz Studies.
She has performed at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Birdland , in addition to appearing on live radio broadcasts by WBGO and WNYC, and ABC TV's Good Morning America. She has performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Claudio Roditi, James Spaulding, Rufus Reid, The John Lee Quartet, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band and Sherry Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra, as well as working as a side musician with such diverse musical ensembles as the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble and The Spirit of Life Ensemble.
Miss Ohno also leads her own group, and has released three CDs on the Japan-based Tokuma label. In 1997 her first album, “Powder Blue” was released, and in 1999 her second album, “Affirmation” was released, followed in 2000 by the album "Natural Woman." Her album "Shadows of Spring" (recorded in Argentina) was released by MDR Records in 2005. "Tomoko Ohno in Buenos Aires" was also released by MDR Records in 2007. The duet album with legendary Argentine guitarist Ricardo Lew " From Tokio to Buenos Aires " was released in 2011 spring. The duo added the cellist Nestor Tedesco from Teatro Colon and released Tango/Jazz album " Tres Sabores " in 2016. Miss Ohno and bassist Jay Leonhart released their duo album " Don't You Wish !" in 2018 and planning a California tour in 2018 summer. She also performed for Brazilian drummer Samuel Martinelle's debut album " Crossing Paths" with Claudio Roditi and Marcus McLaurine and it is scheduled to be released in spring 2018.

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BCPAC presents Edguardo Cintron Latin Band Santana Tribute

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Edgaurdo Cintron is the Philadelphia areas premier Latin percussionist. On Saturday April 18th 7:30pm he will bring in his high energy Santana Tribute Band for a rocking good night

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