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.



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

November 1:  HENRY FORD MUSEUM  Dearborn Paul VornHagen Quartet  6-11pm   PRIVATE EVENT

November 5:  BARTON HILLS CC  Ann Arbor 7-8:30pm w/Paul Sihon and Jamie Rusling  PRIVATE EVENT

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

November 18:  THE OLD TOWN Liberty St @ Ashley St Ann  Arbor w/Dave Sharp  8-10pm

November 22:  CUATRO AMIGOS Bay City  w/TUMBAO QUARTET 9pm-12am

November 25:  PLYMOUTH ELKS CLUB  Ann Arbor Rd Plymouth w/PAUL VORNHAGEN QUARTET 7-9:30pm

January 3;  DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE 301 River Rd Maumee, OH  w/PAUL VORNHAGEN TRIO 7:30-11:30pm

February 13:  DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE 301 River Rd Maumee, OH  TRIO 7:30-11:30PM

March 27:  DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE 301 River Rd Maumee, OH  TRIO  7:30-11:30pm