In 6 seasons and 8 shows at Harlequin:
Maria is an in-demand drummer, percussionist, and educator throughout the Pacific Northwest. You may recognize her from past Harlequin performances including Dancin’ in the Streets , Dancin’ in the Aisles , Soul on Fire! , A Stardust Homecoming , Sixties Kicks! , A Stardust Christmas Carol , and Summer in the Sixties. Outside of Olympia she has performed in such venues as The Earshot Jazz Festival, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, The Seattle Art Museum, and Tula’s. Nationally, she has performed on stages in New York City and at the Women In Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Her original compositions have been performed at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts and have been featured on KPLU’s Jazz Northwest. As an educator, Maria has served on the faculties at Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, and St. Martin’s University. She is a proud director of the all women big band the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra and is currently adjunct instrumental jazz and percussion faculty at South Puget Sound Community College.