Gerri DiMaggio’s take on jazz is as original as it is enticing. Her music is a sultry mix of Brazilian melodies along with a fresh blend of Jazz standards. The Latin sounds invite the audience into her own creative and colorful world.
Throughout the music Gerri displays an emotional intelligence and musical sophistication that honors the traditions of Jazz and Latin rhythms telling stories with tones of sadness and bittersweet joy.
Her working band includes some of the finest musicians in the area including Paul Hastil on piano, Bob Pesselman on guitar, John Mesoloras on bass, and Rich Larson on percussion along with special guests.
This album has ten solid songs including two she wrote that show the intelligence and breadth of her music.
This is an enticing collection of Holiday Jazz with an emotional intelligence in each song.
A sultry eclectic blend of straight ahead and Latin Jazz with some of the finest musicians in the Madison Jazz scene.
Gerri DiMaggio rates with the best of them. Her talent in song has been a legend in the Midwest area. It is now time for the national and international arena. She caresses each syllable as if it is a song within itself. The two original compositions “It’s Hip” and “Meditation Prayer” certainly exemplify another gift she possesses”.
…and especially luminous Gerri Dimaggio, who was named jazz personality of the year in a presentation by Isthmus publisher Vince O'Hern. Dimaggio turned in a delightful set of sumptuous, witty singing.