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.
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS:
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.
May 5: DEARBORN PUBLIC LIBRARY- Main Branch w/Trio Dearborn 7-8pm
May 5: TIOS w/TUMBAO BRAVO Liberty St @ ThompsonSt Stage Ann Arbor 9:15-10:30pm
May 19: OLD TOWN TAVERN Liberty St @ Ashley St Ann Arbor w/Carl Michel Trio 8-10pm
June 6: MAPLE THEATER BloomField 6-9pm
June 9: OLD TOWN TAVERN Liberty St @ Ashley St Ann Arbor w/Paul VornHagen Trio 8-10pm
June 13: ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL w/TUMBAO BRAVO U of Michigan Campus--- Rackham Bldg Stage Washington St. Ann Arbor 8:45-10pm
July 10: KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE w/Tumbao Bravo 414 S 4th ave Ann Arbor 8pm
July 11: DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE w/Trio 301 River Rd Maumee, Ohio 7:30-11:30pm
July 13: JAZZ IN THE PARK w/TUMBAO BRAVO Ah Nob Awen Park 220 Front Ave Grand Rapids 6:30-8:30pm
July 23: RIVERWALK PARK w/TUMBAO BRAVO Hart Plaza - RenCen Area. Downtown Detroit 7:30-10:30pm
July 24: BLOOMFIELD TWP PUBLIC LIBRARY w/Duo Lone Pine Rd @ Telegraph Rd Bloomfield Twp 7:30-9pm
July 25: STERLING FEST w/Trio Dodge Park Rd @ Utica Rd Sterling Hts 1:30-4:30pm
July 25: ONYX STEAKHOUSE w/Paul VornHagen Quartet featuring vocalist Liz Smith 208 W 5th St Royal Oak 7-10:30pm
July 30: CHATEAU CHANTAL w/Jeff Haas Trio 15900 Rue Devin, Mission Peninsula Traverse City 7-9pm
August 1:PRIVATE EVENT-- PENINSULA ROOM w/Quartet Mission Peninsula Traverse City 5-9pm
August 8: FIESTA TIGRES w/TUMBAO BRAVO Comerica Park Detroit 5-7pm
August 14: PRIVATE EVENT--MAGGIANO'S Troy, MI TRIO 6-11pm
August 20: PARADISE VALLEY PARK Carr Cultural Center 311 E Grand River Ave Detroit w/TUMBAO BRAVO 6-8pm
August 22: UNIVERSITY LIVING w/Paul VornHagen Trio PRIVATE EVENT. Ann Arbor 11:30am-1:30pm
August 29: WHITE LOTUS FARMS w/Paul Sihon and Jamie Rusling 7217 W. Liberty Rd Ann Arbor 11am-12pm