Reviews and Quotes
"Sherisse is one of the new and exciting writers coming on the scene.
I can guarantee we are going to hear much more from this musician in
years to come." - Maria Schneider, April 2005
"I really enjoyed listening to your CD. Great ideas and
beautifully crafted and played." Dave Holland, June 2005
"Sherisse Rogers is creating a musical Universe of her own - she has a very unique voice as a composer." Luciana Souza, February 2005
"Sherisse is one of the most talented young writers I have known in the recent past. She continues to progress and evolve, while at the same time evidencing great organizational capacity in putting musicians together to perform her music. Her future is as bright as could be imagined!!" Dave Liebman, March 2005
"…she is one of a number of creative young composer/arrangers who are taking jazz in new and sometimes exciting directions...enjoy the ride" Jack Bowers, AllAbout Jazz.com, March 2005
"Sherisse Rogers was a Jazz Composition student of mine at Manhattan School of Music and to watch her musical growth was inspiring. I am not only speaking of her big band writing but her orchestral chops as well. I believe Sherisse Rogers will be our next important voice in Jazz Composition, she is already on her way.“ - Michael Abene, June 2005 Jazz Composer/Arranger, ”One certainty, listening to the imaginative arrangements, is that the soloists, unknown to me , are excellent and never miss in their interpretations of highly complex music that transcends ' cutting edge', and invades the territories being explored by some the finest progressive groups in Europe“ John Killoch, 2006 Mainlybigband.co.uk
Downbeat Magazine July 2005
Big Bands from the March 2006 issue
SHERISSE ROGERS' PROJECT UPRISING
Sleight of Hand (Xanadu2Music)
There's a new kid in the jazz neighborhood: Sherisse Rogers, approaching her late 20s with a fistful of degrees and awards. She boasts a master's in jazz composition and was voted the 2004 ASCAP/IAJE emerging composer. With this self-produced calling card, Rogers has arrived.
All the tracks are winners, revealing Rogers' talent for matching instrumentalists and singers with the band. The album's highlight is the Brazilian-steeped "Chacagliatu," which is enhanced by Yoon Choi's wordless vocalizing and the trombone playing of Ben Griffin. Singer Charenee Wade adds words and scat to "East of the Sun," toying with the rhythm in the release. Nathan Hetherington contributes a remarkable falsetto to "For One's Lost," followed by a memorable solo from tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin.
Dave Liebman's soprano sax lights up the noirish "Brother Ernesto," and a string quartet wraps its special timbre around tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm on "Transitions." And how about that wickedly reharmonized "Blue Skies"?
Jazz Improv Magazine August 2005