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.



April 18:  CD RELEASE CONCERT @ KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE w/Paul VornHagen Quartet 415 N.  Fourth Ave Ann Arbor 8pm

April 19:  DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE w/Paul VornHagen Trio 301 River Rd Maumee, OH  7:30-11:30pm 


April 24:  PANAMA HOTEL  4 Bayview  San Rafael, CA  7-10pm Paul VornHagen Duo

April 26:  JUPITER  Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 8-11pm w/Paul VornHagen Trio

April 27:  OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY-Main Branch  Oakland, CA  2-3:30pm  Rythyms of Cuba program featuring the esteemed Cuban percussionist, Carlos Caro, 3 time grammy award nominee,  Murray Low on keyboard and bassist Rob Fisher (Cal Tjader, Pancho Sanchez alum)


May 2:  GIZZMO'S w/Paul VornHagen Trio 3225 Biddle Ave Wyandotte 9pm-12am

May 3: MAPLE THEATER w/Paul VornHagen Duo 4135 W. Maple Rd Bloomfield 6-9pm 248-750-1030

May 6:  DEARBORN PUBLIC LIBRARY w/Paul VornHagen Trio Dearborn 7pm 


May 24: ACE GILLETTS Ft. Collins, CO  8pm-12am


June 6: GIZZMO'S w/Paul VornHagen Trio 3225 Biddle Ave Wyandotte 9pm-12am 

June 13 ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL w/TUMBAO BRAVO U of Michigan campus.  Rackham Bldg Stage.  Washington St @ Fletcher Ann Arbor  7:30-9pm

June 21: DeGage Jazz Cafe w/Paul VornHagen Trio 30 River Rd Maumee, OH 7:30-11:30pm

June 22:  COMMON GRILL w/PAUL VORNHAGEN TRIO  112 S. Main St Chelsea  12-3pm

June 26: BIG BLUES w/TUMBAO BRAVO 29 S. Monroe St Monroe 6-10pm

June 29:  CAMPUS INN  w/TUMBAO SALSA  Ann Arbor  2-6pm Private Reception

July 5 and 6:  SUNFEST INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL w/TUMBAO BRAVO Victoria Park  London, Ontario  Times TBA

WORLD CLASS JAZZ TOUR (Northwest Michigan)-The Paul VornHagen Quartet (Randy Marsh, Steve Talaga, Tom Lockwood)

July 8:  Manistee Pavilion

July 9:  Pentwater

July 10: Cadillac Pavillion

July 11: Reed City

July 12: Baldwin Pavillion

July 13: Pentwater

End of Tour

July 19:  AMOUR HOUSE Lake Forest IL. 6:30-7:30pm Private Reception

July 24: STERLING FEST w/Tumbao Bravo Dodge Park Rd @ Utica Rd Sterling Hts Jazz and Blues Stage 1:30-4:30

July 25: BLOOMFIELD TWP LIBRARY w/TUMBAO BRAVO  Telegraph Rd @ 1099 Lone Pine Rd Bloomfield  7-8:30pm

July 26: WEDDING RECEPTION w/Paul VornHagen Quartet  6:30-10:30  Private event

July 31  SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FESTIVAL w/TRIO TUMBAO Downtown Chelsea 6:30-8:30pm

August 9: DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE w/Paul VornHagen Trio  30 River Rd Maumee, OH  7:30-11:30pm

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 27: EMU STUDENT CENTER Ypsilanti  2-3pm Private Event

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