Johnny Mercer – A Centennial Tribute

Even seasoned Mercer fans will find some new treasures here, revealed by that indefatigable guide to the Great American Songbook, Daryl Sherman. A musician as well as a singer, Daryl has a special affinity for Mercer and has been no stranger to his work. … Johnny Mercer, I’m certain, would have loved Daryl Sherman’s tribute, which avoids the obvious and illuminates the full range of his legacy. I doubt there’ll be a better one.

– Dan Morgenstern, Director of Rutgers University’s Institute of Jazz Studies



  1. I’m Shadowing You
  2. Little Ingenue
  3. Midnight Sun
  4. Jeepers Creepers
  5. Come Rain or Come Shine
  6. The Bathtub Ran Over Again
  7. Lazy Bones
  8. Peter Piper
  9. I Thought About You
  10. At the Jazz Band Ball
  11. Charade
  12. Dream
  13. Twilight World
  14. Here Come the British



Daryl Sherman: vocals, piano
Jerry Dodgion: alto sax
Wycliffe Gordon: trombone, vocal(tracks 6, 14)
Howard Alden: guitar, banjo(track 10)
Jay Leonhart: bass, vocal(tracks 10, 14)
Chuck Redd: drums, vibraphone
Special Guests:
Marian McPartland: piano(track 13)
Barbara Carroll: piano(track 9)

Upcoming Events!

Saturday, March 17

Date: March 17, 2018

Time: 8 and 10 PM

Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ
(973) 744-2600

Sunday, March 18

Date: March 18, 2018

Time: 12 noon to 5PM

New Jersey Jazz Society
Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp

with Jon-Erik Kellso, Jay Rattman, Jay Leonhart, Kevin Dorn

Birchwood Manor
Whippany, NJ

See NJJS web page for full information.

Thursday, April 5

Date: April 5, 2018

Time: 8 & 10:00 PM

Daryl with Jon-Erik Kelso, trumpet and Boots Maleson, bass
introducing new Audiophile CD “Lost In A Crowded Place”
(songs of love and longing)

Sunday, April 8

Date: April 8, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm

The Players Club / Kinster Room
16 Gramercy Park So. NYC

Sunday, April 15

Date: April 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Daryl with Boots Maleson, bass  
James Chirillo, guitar

April 19, 20

Start date: April 19, 2018

End date: April 20, 2018

Time: 8:30 pm

Daryl Sherman with Andrew Cleyndert, bass
The Pheasantry
152 Kings Road London SW3 4UT 020 7439 4962It’s All In The Game (hit songs you know but didn’t know are by Carl Sigman)


Saturday, April 21

Date: April 21, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm

Jazz at Hospitalfield
Daryl with Roy Percy, bass
Arbroath, Angus
DD11 2NH Scotland

Sunday, April 22

Date: April 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Daryl with Roy Percy, bass
13 Hope St Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4EL
0131 225 8674

Thursday, April 26

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 8:30 pm

Daryl with Pat McCarthy, guitar and Dave Green, bass
203 North Promenade
Cleethorpes DN35 8SL
01472 873730

Saturday, April 28

Date: April 28, 2018

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

The Jazz Centre
Daryl with Dave Green, bass
Victoria Avenue
South End On Sea
Essex SS2 6EX