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Reviewed by George Basler Jazz drummer Sherrie Maricle came back to her hometown last weekend and rocked the Anderson Center at Binghamton University as leader of the all-female Diva Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra got its start 20 years ago in a traditionally male-dominated field and, since then, has proven it can swing with the best of them. That was certainly true Saturday (July 20). Maricle, a Union-Endicott High School and Binghamton University graduate, led the band from her perch as drummer in a precise and powerful two-hour performance. I’m not a...
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The Swingle Singers, a London-based octet with French roots and an American creator, joined the Binghamton Philharmonic Saturday, May 14, in a program of popular and classical music. What I most remember the original Swingle Singers for is instrumental singing of classical music. Today’s ensemble brought back those memories. The group excelled in close harmonies, dissonances and syncopated rhythms.

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