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Now Available! Special Kay

Special Kay, our first “all-original” recording, featuring the hard-swinging, joyful, and poignant compositions of our founder and creative force, Stanley Kay, is now available. Visit the CD page to order!
Special Kay

Half-price student tickets, Tappin’ Philly

Get ready, Philadelphia!

Lake George Jazz Festival

We’ll be giving a special FREE Saturday evening performance at the Lake George Jazz Festival on September 17th, 7:30 pm. Visit http://www.lakegeorgearts.org/lakegeorge-jazz.htm for more information. See you there!

Applying the Quarter Note Triplet Into Drum Solos

Tappin’ Philadelphia

Maurice Hines is Tappin Thru Life is heading to Philadelphia, where it will run at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse from September 28-November 20. Visit the shows page for showtimes and ticket purchase link.

TBT reviews from the inaugural run of  Tappin’ in Washington, DC:

Washingtonian magazine pronounces Sherrie “impossibly brilliant.”

MD Theatre Guide says, “Another highlight of this show is the Diva Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Sherrie Maricle. Playing arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Tommy Newsom, and Frank Owens among others, this all female group shows impeccable musicianship and has all the swing of the big bands of the 30s and 40s and their feature of Duke Ellington’s ‘Caravan’ was a definite highlight.”

2016 Stanley Kay Scholarship winner Nick Kepron

The winner of the 2016 Stanley Kay Scholarship is Nick Kepron. Nick will be attending the Daniel Glass New York Jazz Intensive Drummers Collective workshop.

Congratulations, Nick!

Local 802 Tappin’ photo spread

Local 802, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, featured Tappin’ Thru Life in the March, 2016 issue of Allegro . Here’s just one of the great photos of Sherrie Maricle on drums with Jackie Warren, piano; Amy Shook, bass; Alexa Tarantino, Roxy Coss, and Lauren Sevian, saxophones; Liesl Whitaker and Jami Dauber, trumpets; and Sara Jacovino, trombone; see the rest online at http://www.local802afm.org/2016/03/tappin-thru-life-2/.

2016 SK Scholarship summer camp options

Know a promising young drummer? Are YOU a promising young drummer? The Stanley Kay Scholarship offers drummers between the ages of 15-22 an opportunity to attend COTA CampJazz or the Daniel Glass New York Jazz Intensive. Visit the Scholarship page for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Utilizing the Five Stroke Roll in Jazz Drumming

From Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy video series: The master drummer Sherrie Maricle shows you how to turn a drumming rudiment, the five stroke roll, into a swinging Jazz drum fill!