Tennessee Waltz

3Divas at the Deer Head Inn

Maurice Hines and DIVA live at The Kate!

Maurice Hines at the Katherine Hepburn Performing Arts Center with Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and the Manzari Brothers!

Sherrie Maricle - drums
Amy Shook - bass
Jackie Warren - piano
Liesl Whitaker - lead trumpet
Jami Dauber - trumpet
Jen Krupa - trombone
Alexa Tarantino - alto sax
Roxy Cost - tenor sax
Lauren Sevian - baritone sax

Taking a break from his recent off-Broadway hit “Tappin’ Thru Life," dancer, choreographer, and actor Maurice Hines bring his show-stopping energy and charismatic life story to The Kate.

The Tony Award-nominated performer honors the past while influencing the present with his touching personal stories about his late brother and dancing partner Gregory Hines, and their entry into show business as toddlers.

The endlessly endearing Maurice salutes the influences that shaped their passion for showbiz including Ella Fitzgerald with “It Don’t Mean a Thing" and Joe Williams with “Every Day I Have The Blues" – all backed by the high-spirited DIVA Jazz Orchestra, a nine-piece all female band that swings it like no other. Maurice gives us a taste of his signature tap style and introduces the rising-star tap duo the Manzari Brothers in an exhilarating tap challenge.

Hines is nothing short of dazzling with his tapping, singing, and humorous life stories, bringing back to the stage a forever timeless period in American culture.

Brag Time

"Brag Time" by Amy Shook. From Leigh Pilzer's new album STRUNKIN' featuring Leigh Pilzer on baritone saxophone, Jen Krupa on trombone, Sherrie Maricle on drums, Amy Shook on bass, and Jackie Warren on piano. Recorded live at the 6th Annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival.

http://leighpilzer.com/strunkin/
http://washingtonwomeninjazz.com

Fred Hughes Trio - HoneySuckle Rose

The Fred Hughes Trio - Live at the Avalon Theater

Fred Hughes - piano
Amy Shook - bass
Frank Russo - drums

EXPLORING ANTARCTICA

Amy Shook was honored to be invited to perform an improvised bass solo that is featured on a washingtonpost.com slideshow documentary about Antarctica. Photographer George Steinmetz (a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, www.georgesteinmetz.com) recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to photograph the Polar Desert of Antarctica. Click on "The Frozen Desert" and select "Dry Valleys" from the menu to watch an amazing slideshow of his photographs accompanied by my earnest attempt to capture the essence of these amazing landscapes and images. Enjoy!