Welcome to Paul Vornhagen Jazz


Paul Vornhagen Jazz

Michigan Jazz. Winner of 6 Detroit Music Awards.  Jazz saxophone, flute and vocals. If you like straight-ahead jazz standards, originals, bebop, latin-cubano jazz, bossa-nova/samba and some vocal ballads, you will like my music!! I am talking about Monk, Ellington, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Mann, Wayne Shorter, to name a few.

 MEDIA QUOTES: "Gutsy sax....sensuous flute...and vocals, smooth as silk" --JAZZ TIMES  "Great tone on the soprano sax...top notch composer" --CADENCE "..his tenor sax is robust, yet warm with the heart of a romantic"---DETROIT JAZZ

Look for my new CD Release of The Paul VornHagen Quartet in Spring of 2014 w/Gary Schunk, Kurt Krahnke and Randy Marsh 

I can perform SOLO w/recorded tracks,  DUO w/keyboard, TRIO adding the bass,  QUARTET adding drums or QUINTET adding a trumpet.  Jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, restaurants, private parties, weddings.....any event that requires music.     The very finest professional presentation.  

 I also perform with the award winning Cuban-Jazz group called TUMBAO BRAVO, that I formed in the fall of 2003 with co-leader and conga player, Alberto Nacif. We perform authentic cuban polyrthymns including mambos, cha chas, rhumba, boleros, danzon all based on the cuban montuno. Many of the songs are originals written by band members.  This band has released 4 Cds,  three of which have won Detroit Music Awards in the world and jazz categories.

You can listen and purchase these Cds at www.tumbaobravo.com  or simply contact me at pvornhagen@aol.com


I have been teaching private music lessons for over 30 years.  Presently I am on staff at the Ann Arbor Music Center and the Northville Center for Music.  I am presently accepting students at my home in Ann Arbor on saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano/keyboard for all age groups, levels and styles.  Many of my students are in band programs at middle to high school level--I can offer tutoring for symphonic, jazz and concert band music.  I am happy to work with anyone who is interested in expanding and improving their music skills.




August 23:  BAKER'S KEYBOARD LOUNGE w/TUMBAO BRAVO Livernois @ 8 Mile Rd Detroit  8pm

August 29: FRANKLIN HILLS CC w/TRIO TUMBAO 7-10PM Members Only

 September 1:  Arts Beats and Eats w/Tumbao Bravo Downtown Royal Oak R&B Jazz Stage 5:15-6:15pm

September 6: SNUG HARBOR w/Paul VornHagen Trio Pentwater 2-5pm

 September 12: GIZZMO'S  w/Paul VornHagen Trio 3995 Biddle Ave Wyandotte 9pm-12am

 September 20: Playing For Change Fundraiser  wTumbao Bravo at The YELLOW BARN 416 W. Huron St An Arbor 8pm

September 21: BIRMINGHAM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Jazz Vespers concert. Tribute to Duke Ellington  "Duke Goes to Havana"  4-6pm 

 September 27  : Amy's and Nate's Wedding Ypsilanti   Private

October 8 & 9: DIRTY DOG JAZZ CAFE w/Tumbao Bravo 97 Kercheval Grosse Pte Farms  6:30-9:30pm

October 10:  GIZZMO'S w/Paul VornHagen Trio 3995 Biddle Ave Wyandotte  9pm-12am

 October 12: PLYMOUTH DISTRICT LIBRARY w/Paul VornHagen Trio Main Branch  3-4pm

October 18:  WEDDING RECEPTION  Leland/Northport, MI  4-11pm

October 23: VINOLOGY w/Paul VornHagen Trio 110 S.Main Ann Arbor 8-10:30pm

 November 16:  FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH w/PAUL VORNHAGEN QUARTET 26165 Farmington Rd Farmington 4-6pm