Thursday, December 5, 2019  8pm

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman has been a longtime sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife. She can play, improvise, sing and swing with the best of them. Just as special is her tantalizing mix of standards, forgotten gems and originals – all strongly conveying the essence of each lyric as if she had personally lived it.

For her debut at Martinis Above Fourth, Daryl is joined by stellar bassist Rob Thorsen, and they will serve up a potpourri from master wordsmiths Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Larry Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jimmy Webb and songs from Daryl’s new CD Lost In A Crowded Place. Someone once said “without the lyricists we’d all be hummers.” Daryl Sherman would rather take a chance feeling “bewitched, bothered and bewildered!”

“No veteran singer inhabits the full range of American Popular Song repertoire quite like the irreplaceable Sherman. She has an authenticity and a confidence that come with experience. A gently swinging pianist as well, precious few possess her abundant versatility, style and charm”– Steve Futterman, The New Yorker

“Voice like honeysuckle, signature jazz sound, a stylistic compendium of Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Blossom Dearie.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“An impish swing oriented singer- pianist Daryl Sherman digs deeper into the archives than most of her peers. Her blend of anecdotes and astute musicianship yielded the intimacy of a tete a tete, the audience hanging on every word.” – Clive Davis, The Times (London)

“Effervescent and madly talented Daryl Sherman creates moods that turn each song into a miniature painting. She cares about quality of lyrics, her delivery ranges from kittenish pounce to soulful passion and she plays exquisite piano. She sees the world around her with humor, optimism and even a touch of lasciviousness.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Taste, style, charm, connection to material, playing, singing…as good as it gets!” – Michael Feinstein

“A first rate singer/musician.” – Artie Shaw


• $30 Reserved Seating

Doors open at 6pm for dinner and seating.

Street Parking and Paid Lots are available.

A minimum purchase of $20.00 in food/beverage is required per person while inside the showroom. Food and beverage purchased in the Overlook Bar does not apply to the showroom minimum. Service fees apply to all tickets purchased via our online box office, phone or at the door. There are no refunds or exchanges for show ticket purchases.


Daryl Sherman’s honeysuckle voice, solid swing and personal charisma have won international acclaim with many CDs in regular rotation on Cable TV’s Music Choice, Sirius/XM, Pandora, WNYC, BBC and other radio /internet outlets. She was a frequent guest (and also guest host) on Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz. Daryl was also included on BBC tributes to Johnny Mercer and Artie Shaw. Her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD was was used in a documentary produced by Clint Eastwood.

Backstage Bistro, MAC award winner, and voted Hot House 2015 “Best Jazz Vocalist”, Daryl Sherman is a unique stylist with distinctive sound, quick wit, and chemistry with her audience. She is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14 year run at the Waldorf=Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway. After the Waldorf closed for renovations, the Steinway has been recently loaned to the New York Historical Society where Daryl inaugurated a special piano series. She was also a featured act at The Algonquin’s Oak Room and even guested singing with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Orchestra. When Artie Shaw came out of retirement in the 80s, Daryl was his singer of choice.

Upon settling into New York after college (in her native Rhode Island) Daryl immediately had stints in Sinatra hangouts Jilly’s and Jimmy Weston’s. There’s hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed in Manhattan. Her passion for the American Songbook has been well documented by composer CD tributes including Jimmy McHugh, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Mercer and many live performance tributes. She was also Artistic Director for New York’s 92nd St Y Lyrics and Lyricists series saluting Johnny Burke.

Daryl Sherman appears annually in UK, Holland, Japan and in NYC can be heard at Mezzrow Jazz, Birdland, Kitano Jazz pl us concert venues. She’s also a favorite at Midday Jazz at St Peter’s, Highlights In Jazz, Bryant Park Piano Series, and the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention, where she was presented with the “Cabaret Classic Award”. Daryl enjoys teaching and sharing the great American Songbook with eager students and listeners in individual sessions or master classes.