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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

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.