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 newest 2014 CD Release of The Paul VornHagen Quartet called "In Our Own Way"  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 Tumbao Bravo 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 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

September 29:  ALL SEASONS Bloomfield  w/Daryl Roenicke  Private Event

October 1:  NIKOLA'S  Telegraph Rd Southfield w/JUST JAZZ TRIO 7-9:30pm

October 24: JUPITER Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA  w/TRIO 8-11PM

October 25:  PANAMA HOTEL  San Rafael, CA  w/Kevin Gerzawitz  7-10pm

November 7:  DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE 30 River Rd Maumee, OH  w/TRIO 7:30-11:30PM

November 11 & 12:  DIRTY DOG JAZZ CAFE Kercheval Ave Grosse Pte Farms  w/TUMBAO BRAVO 6:30-9:30PM

November 20: ONYX STEAKHOUSE  Royal Oak  w/vocalist Liz Smith 7-10pm

December 5:  DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE 30 River Rd Maumee, OH w/TRIO 7:30-11:30pm

December 18:  BAKER'S KEYBOARD LOUNGE Livernois @ 8 Mile Rd Detroit  w/TUMBAO BRAVO 8:30PM-12:30AM