Category Archives: DIVA founder Stanley Kay

2017 Stanley Kay Scholarship winner Maria Marmarou

Maria Marmarou, 17, is a junior at Kutztown Area Senior High School. She studies drum set, timpani, and mallets with Dr. Willis Rapp. She has participated in many jazz festivals with Kutztown’s jazz band and has won various awards. She … Continue reading

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Apply for the 2017 Stanley Kay Scholarship

Applications are now OPEN for the 2017 Stanley Kay Scholarship. The application deadline is May 15. This year’s scholarship winner will attend COTA Camp Jazz. Click here to read about the scholarship and how to apply.

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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!

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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!

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2015 Stanley Kay Scholarship co-winner Nick Kepron

Nick Kepron is thrilled to be a recipient of the 2015 Stanley Kay Scholarship. Nick, 16, is a drummer, abstract artist, composer and bandleader. An Honors student entering his Junior year at Cherry Hill High School East in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, he has been the drummer, co-leader and … Continue reading

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2015 Stanley Kay Scholarship co-winner Maya Stepansky

Maya Stepansky is greatly honored to receive the 2015 Stanley Kay Scholarship and attend the NYSMF. A 10th grade student at Montclair High School, Maya’s passion for drumming took off at age 9 when she was selected as drum majorette … Continue reading

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2015 Stanley Kay Scholarship winners

Congratulations to Maya Stepansky and Nick Kepron, winners of this year’s Stanley Kay Scholarship. Check back for photos and bios of these two talented young artists. Visit the Stanley Kay Scholarship page for information on the program, how to donate, and … Continue reading

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Mixing Special Kay

Sherrie and master engineer Kent Heckman mixing our upcoming CD Special Kay at Red Rock Recording in Saylorsburg, PA. Recorded live in June, 2014 at Tannery Pond Community Center, it features the compositions of our founder Stanley Kay – our first … Continue reading

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