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STANLEY KAY

STANLEY KAY

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May 17, 2016
I met Stanley when I was working with Michelle Lee in Houston years ago. Prior to that I was friend with Gregory Hines who also was managed by Stanley. We spent a lot of time talking between shows. I remember him telling that he would only manage people he liked and they have to fit in with his family, meaning Michelle, Hines Hines and dad etc.
June 24, 2014
Just thinking of how this business of jazz & music really misses the Stanley Kays of the world ... live music would never lose it's grip on the pulse of the public if Stanley were here to add his genius and passion.
July 18, 2012
I was just told of Stanley's passing by my old boss at the Kennedy Center. I met Stanley while interning in the jazz department in 2001. While hosting Sherrie Maricle & the Divas, Stanley lost his cell phone. I tried to help him find it, and he offered to treat me for dinner when in Manhattan the following month. He was a warm and thoughtful host, and completely down-to-earth. Jerry Stiller came up to our table at Stanley's favorite Italian restaurant to greet him. I felt like I was touching Manhattan royalty, and Stanley was! He also introduced me to a friend of his on the West Coast when I moved to this side of the country, a friend who treated me with the same "Stanley spirit" of hospitality. Several summers later, married and consulting in New York, Stanley and I got in touch again. He offered to welcome me to the city, again with dinner. Such a generous heart! That was in 2008, the last time I would speak to him. I miss him. I will always remember his huge heart, good humor, compassion and big smile. Rest in peace, Stanley. You were a good man.
March 20, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 29, 2011
to sybil, mace and sybil happy,

very belated condolences,

marian and max
July 17, 2011
Stanley was a great friend to my first husband, James Eddy ... standing up for him as best man for several of his weddings. Although Stanley had sadness in his life you would never know it... he was always upbeat, happy for everyone's successes. The time I spent knowing Stanley (long ago and far away) has always been in my memory and thoughts of him always make me smile.
May 31, 2011
Stanley I was just told of your passing from a good friend of our Steve Crandall.
I will never forget out conversations sitting in the dugout at old Yankee Stadium...Great memories...great stories and an great man! You touched so many people.
March 29, 2011
Got to know and love Stanley working here at Jazz at Lincoln Center. His DIVA Jazz Orchestra is in our club regularly. He was a benevolent and loving human being and will be missed. Thanks for taking us to the ol' Yankee Stadium, Stanley! We love you!!
-Scott Thompson - Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 10, 2011
DIVA's performance was the highlight of our concert season. Thank you Stanley!
February 04, 2011
Stanley and I met around 1994-95 after he had heart surgery. I was Stanley's personal fitness trainer and friend for years to follow. It saddens me greatly to hear of his passing. The memories I have of spending time with him bring me immense happiness. Stanley had a unique hipness about him and a beautiful sense of humor. We once spent 2 hours reading Henny Youngman one liners and watching the Dean Martin roasts. He is a very special man in my life even though he is gone. I will miss him dearly, but revel in the times we shared. I hope one day to see my pallie again!

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