Vocalist/Pianist Daryl Sherman is in Japan playing nightly at the Tableaux Lounge in Daikanyama through May 30th.
1. Where are you from and how did you first get into jazz/music?
2. Why did you choose the piano/vocals and who were your first influences?
Piano was chosen for me by the very fact that we had an old upright in our house and it was a “given” that I would take lessons after a few years of just playing “by ear”. We had more brass instrument recordings than just piano or vocals but I did become familiar first with George Shearing (who my dad met and sat in with in UK during the War) and Cy Coleman (better known for songwriting) but a great jazz pianist who had trio recordings. My dad played with him on a gig in the Catskills NY …where he met my mom, who was a waitress.
3. How did you first come to Japan and what were your impressions of the jazz scene here?
4.What are your current and upcoming projects?
5. Three favorite albums