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.




March 19:  UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITAL LOBBY w/Trio  Ann Arbor, Mi  12-1pm

March 21:  BAKER'S KEYBOARD LOUNGE w/TUMBAO BRAVO Livernois @ 8 Mile Rd Detroit 8:30pm-12:30am

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

March 31:  OLD TOWN TAVERN w/AAMC Jazz Quartet-- Liberty St @ Ashley St Ann Arbor 8-10pm

April 10:  JOE'S TOP DOG w/The Rich Michaels Trio 13342 Michigan Ave Dearborn 7-10pm

April 18:  MAPLE THEATER CAFE w/Paul VornHagen Trio  4135 W. Maple Rd Bloomfield Twp, MI  6-9pm


April 23: PANAMA HOTEL San Rafael, CA  7-10pm Duo w/Keith Saunders

April 25: JUPITER Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA  8-11pm Quartet w/Murray Low, Robb Fisher and Jon Krosnick


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

June 6: MAPLE THEATER BloomField 6-9pm

June 13: ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL w/TUMBAO BRAVO U of Michigan Campus--- Rackham Bldg Stage Washington St.  Ann Arbor  Time TBA

July 10: KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE w/Tumbao Bravo 414 S 4th ave Ann Arbor 8pm

July 13:  JAZZ IN THE PARK w/TUMBAO BRAVO Ah Nob Awen Park 220 Front Ave  Grand Rapids  6:30-8:30pm

July 11: DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE w/TRIO 301 River Rd Maumee, OHio 7:30-11:30pm

July 17: 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

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