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

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! 

Celebrate Sinatra’s centennial with us on April 10

Featuring New York City’s multi-award winning, internationally-acclaimed performers Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Source: Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Tappin’ gets 3 Lucille Lortel nominations

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life has been nominated in the best show, best choreography, and best leading actor categories for this year’s Lucille Lortel Awards, Off-Broadway’s version of the Tony Awards. Congratulations, Maurice!

Broadway’s ‘The Humans’ Leads Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations (FULL LIST)

Apply for the 2016 Stanley Kay Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2016 Stanley Kay Scholarship. DIVA honors the musical legacy, integrity, creativity and excellence of Stanley Kay through a scholarship, offering an opportunity for a seriously swingin’ drummer between the ages of 15—22 to attend COTA CampJazz or other summer music camp. Past winners have attended The New York Summer Music Festival and COTA CampJazz. Visit the scholarship page for information on how to apply or to make a donation.

Read about past winners Maya Stepansky, Nick Kepron, Liuba Miranosava, Merlin Joseph, Jr., Fred Griggs, and Isabelle DeLeon.

The Girls in the Band: Q&A with Jazz Drummer Sherrie Maricle

Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Featuring New York City’s multi-award winning, internationally-acclaimed performers Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Source: Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Last chance!

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life is closing February 21 – go to tappinthrulife.com for tickets to our last performance at 3:00 @New World Stages. Don’t miss it!!!