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Thursday, January 5, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Cornetist Paul Klinger, Keller, Siers and Dapogny will perform at Border's Books and Music on Liberty Street from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 5, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller will perform with saxophonist Doug Horn and pianist Tony Vivano at the Quarter Bistro in the Westgate Shopping Center from 8:30 PM till 11:30 PM.

Friday, January 6, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The 16-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will celebrate their 17th birthday with their annual PKO Birthday Bash at the Firefly Club.
The PKO will play selections from their many CDs as well as several new original big band arrangements. Shows: 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM.

Monday, January 9, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The 18-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will perform a Tribute to the King of Swing Benny Goodman at the Flint Public Library.
The PKO will play selections from their 2005 big band CD A Tribute To Benny Goodman.
Featuring clarinetist Jim Wyse, vibraphonist Cary Kocher and vocalist Susan Chastain.
Showtime is 8:15 PM.

Thursday, January 12, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller will perform with saxophonist Doug Horn and pianist Tony Vivano at the Quarter Bistro in the Westgate Shopping Center from 8:30 PM till 11:30 PM.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 Port Huron, MI
Dave Bennett's Salute to Benny Goodman
featuring Keller, Siers, Kocher, Leal, Meyer and Chelsea Krombach
Festival Concert Series at the First United Methodist Church of Port Huron
Showtime: 7:30 PM

Monday, January 16, 2006 Upland, IN
Marcus Belgrave's Tribute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Charlie Gabriel, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hugh Leal

Sunday, January 22, 2006 Flint, MI
The 18-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will perform a Tribute to the King of Swing Benny Goodman at the Flint Public Library.
The PKO will play selections from their 2005 big band CD A Tribute To Benny Goodman.
Featuring clarinetist Jim Wyse, vibraphonist Cary Kocher and vocalist Susan Chastain.
Showtime is 4:00 PM.

Friday, January 27, 2006 Kingston, ONT, CAN
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, Keller, Siers, Leal and Meyer will perform A Tribute to Benny Goodman with the Kingston Symphony. Original orchestra arrangements by Paul Keller. Showtime: 8:00 PM

Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5, 2006 Decatur, Ill
Central Illinios Jazz Festival
featuring Tom Saunders, Paul Keller, Chuck Hedges

Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10, 2006 Atlanta, GA
Paul Keller and Pete Siers join Pianist Gary Motley for concerts at the Emory University Jazz Festival

Saturday, February 11, 2006 Santa Clarita, CA
Marcus Belgrave's Tribute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Charlie Gabriel, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hugh Leal
Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts
College of the Canyons
Showtime: 8:00 PM

Sunday, February 12, 2006 Leesburg, FL
Dave Bennett's Salute to Benny Goodman
featuring Keller, Siers, Kocher, Leal, Meyer and Chelsea Krombach
Showtime: 2:30 PM

Sunday, February 19, 2006 Windsor, ONT. Canada
Keller, Siers and Dapogny accompany Jack Maheu at the Capitol Theatre. Showtime: 3:00 PM

Saturday, February 25, 2006 Windsor, ONT. Canada
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, Keller, Siers, Leal amd Meyer will perform A Tribute to Benny Goodman with the Windsor Symphony. Original orchestra arrangements by Paul Keller. Showtime: 8:00 PM

Sunday, February 26, 2006 Windsor, ONT. Canada
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, Keller, Siers, Leal amd Meyer will perform A Tribute to Benny Goodman with the Windsor Symphony. Original orchestra arrangements by Paul Keller. Showtime: 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 4, 2006 New Brunswick, NJ
Marcus Belgrave's Tribute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Charlie Gabriel, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hugh Leal.
Showtime is 7:00 PM.

Monday, March 6, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Clintondale High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Clintondale HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Clintondale Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike.

Friday, March 10, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Vocalist Stephanie Nakasian performs at the Firefly Club with her husband, pianist Hod O'Brien, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
9:00 PM till 1:00 AM

Monday, March 13, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Ann Arbor Huron High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Huron HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Huron HS Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 PM till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Huron HS High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Steve Roberts.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Vocalist Susan Chastain performs at the Firefly Club with pianist Steve Richko, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
8:00 PM till midnight.

Friday, March 10, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Vocalist Stephanie Nakasian performs at the Firefly Club with her husband, pianist Hod O'Brien, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
9:00 PM till 1:00 AM

Monday, March 13, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Ann Arbor Huron High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Huron HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Huron HS Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 PM till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Huron HS High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Steve Roberts.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Vocalist Susan Chastain performs at the Firefly Club with pianist Steve Richko, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
8:00 PM till midnight.

Saturday, March 18, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Three female vocalists: Susan Chastain, Kate Brennan and Judie Cochill perform a caberet-style show at the Firefly Club. The theme of this show, The Ladies of the Great American Songbook, coincides with Women's History Month which is celebrated throughout March at the Firefly Club. Accompanying Susan, Kate and Judie will be pianist Steve Richko and bassist Paul Keller.
9:00 PM till 1:00 AM
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Monday, March 20, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Midland Bullock Creek High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Midland Bullock Creek HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Midland Bullock Creek Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Midland Bullock Creek High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Greg Smoker.

Monday, March 27, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Tappan Middle School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Tappan MS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Tappan Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Tappan Middle School Jazz Big Band is directed by Sandy MacConike.

Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2006 Denver, CO
Summit Jazz Party welcomes Paul Keller, Pete Siers, pianist Johnny Varro, and saxophonist Anat Cohen. Saewell Auditorium in the Helen Bonifils Performing Arts Center, downtown Denver. Showtime 8:00 PM both nights. Check out: www.summitjazz.org.

Sunday, April 2, 2006 Reston, VA
Dave Bennett's Salute to Benny Goodman
featuring Keller, Siers, Meyer, Leal, Kocher and Seabury.
3:00 PM at Reston Community Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Reston VA.
For reservations call 703/476-4500.

Monday, April 3, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Southgate Anderson High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Southgate Anderson HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Southgate Anderson Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Southgate Anderson High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Toby Kmet.

Friday, April 7, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
New Orleans clarinetist/saxophonist Charlie Gabriel plays at the Firefly Club with bassist Paul Keller, drummer San Dobbins and pianist Steve Richko.
9:00 PM till 1:00 AM.

Saturday, April 8, 2006 Greenville, OH
Dave Bennett's Salute to Benny Goodman
featuring Keller, Siers, Meyer, Leal, Kocher and Seabury.
8:00 PM at St. Clair Memorial Hall, Greenville OH. For reservations call 937/526-5441.

Monday, April 10, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Roosevelt High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 till 10:00. Members of the Roosevelt Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 PM till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Roosevelt High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Mark D'Angelo.

Friday, April 14, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Vocalist Susan Chastain performs at the Firefly Club with pianist Steve Richko, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
9:00 PM till 1:00 AM
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Monday, April 17, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Dexter High School Jazz Big Band and the Mill Creek Middle School Jazz Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. The Mill Creek Middle School Jazz Band will play a 2 tune set from 9:25 PM till 9:35 and then the Dexter HS Jazz Band will play a 4 tune set from 9:40 PM till 10:00. Members of Dexter HS and Mill Creek MS Jazz Bands will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 PM till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Dexter High School Jazz Big Band and Mill Creek Middle School Jazz Band are directed by Mike Sommerfeld.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 Troy, MI
A reunion of the original New McKinney's Cottonpickers 12-piece band will perform a special concert at the Troy Elks Club on Big Beaver Road (just east of Rochester Road and east of I-75) from 12:30 PM till 3:30 PM. The band will include original New McKinney's Cottonpickers members: cornetists Paul Klinger and Tom Saunders, trumpeter John Trudell, trombonist Al Winters and saxophonists George Benson, Ernie Rodgers and David Hutson. Hutson will travel all the way from Waldsport, Oregon especially for this reunion concert. The rest of the band is drummer Pete Siers, bassist Paul Keller, pianist Bill Meyer, guitarist Rod McDonald and saxophonist Dave Flanagan. For tickets and more information contact Bill Knowles at 248/478-0172.

Monday, April 24, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the H. H. Dow High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Dow HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Dow HS Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 PM till 11:00. This event will be a rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Dow High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Steve DeRees.

Friday, April 28, 2005 Van Wert, OH
Marcus Belgrave's Tribute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Charlie Gabriel, Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hugh Leal.
7:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 138 East Main st., Van Wert OH. For reservations call 419/238-1743.

Saturday, April 29, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Pianist Johnny O'Neal, drummer Pete Siers and bassist Paul Keller perform at the Firefly Club from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM. This is the popular trio that played on the Jazz Cruise in November 2005 and will play again on the Jazz Cruise in 2006. Check out www.thejazzcruise.com. Johnny O'Neal is a former sideman with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and appears with Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx in the movie Ray.

Sunday, April 30, 2006 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzerelli, bassist Paul Keller and clarinetist Dave Bennett will perform a special matinee concert at the Capital Theatre at 3:00 PM.

Monday, May 1, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Roseville Connor Creek Academy Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Roseville Connor Creek Academy Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Roseville Connor Creek Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Roseville Connor Creek Academy Jazz Big Band is directed by John Payne.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 Grosse Pointe, MI
Vocalist Kate Patterson will perform at the Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church from 8:00 PM till 10:00 PM. Kate Patterson will be accompanied by pianist Chuck Shermatero, bassist Paul Keller, drummer Tom Brown and clarinetist/saxophonist Jim Wyse.

Saturday, May 6, 2006 Hillsdale, MI
Paul Keller, pianist Terry Lower and drummer Pete Siers perform with the Hillsdale Arts Chorale conducted by Howard Rizner
7:00 PM at Hillsdale College

Monday, May 8, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the South Lyon High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the South Lyon HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the South Lyon Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The South Lyon High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Stephan Cross.

Monday, May 8, 2006 Peoria, Ill
Dave Bennett's Salute to Benny Goodman
featuring Keller, Siers, Kocher, Leal, Meyer and Chelsea Krombach

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Vocalist Susan Chastain performs at the Firefly Club with pianist Steve Richko, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
8:00 PM till midnight.

Friday, May 12, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Firefly Club celebrates its 6th birthday tonight with featured guest artists clarinetist Dave Bennett, pianist Bill Meyer, vibraphonist Cary Kocher, guitarist Hugh Leal, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. 9:00 PM till 1:00 PM.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 Mount Clemens, MI
Marcus Belgrave's Salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Charlie Gabriel, Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hugh Leal.
7:00 PM at the Outdoor Stage for The Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens MI. For reservations call 586/469-8666.

Monday, May 15, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Ann Arbor Clague Middle School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Clague MS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Clague MS Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Clauge Middle School Jazz Big Band is directed by Tom Millard.

Saturday, May 20, 2006 West Bloomfield, MI
Pianist Jessica Williams and bassist Paul Keller play a special house concert for the Detroit Groove Collective at the home of Andy and Diane Rothman.
7:00 PM till 11:00 PM. For more information and reservations: contact .

Monday, May 22, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Grosse Ile High School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then the Grosse Ile Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Grosse Ile Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 PM till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Grosse Ile High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Nate Bearinger.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Bay City, MI
Members of the PKO will perform with drummer Michael Berkowitz as part of his Tribute to Gene Krupa and Frank Sinatra. This special big band event will take place at Bay City Central High School Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Michael Berkowitz is well known as an amazing drummer and showman having performed with Henry Mancini, Liza Minelli, Sting, Billy Joel and Johnny Mathis. He is leader and conductor of many big band, symphony and stage productions including extensive work with the Boston Pops, the London Symphony and the National Symphony. Check out www.berkmusic.com.

Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29, 2006 Sacramento, CA
Paul Keller will return to the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee for his 14th annual appearance as a member of Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars. Check out: www.sacjazz.com.

Saturday, June 3, 2006 Roscomon, MI
Marcus Belgrave's Tribute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Charlie Gabriel, Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hughn Leal.
8:00 PM at Kirtland Arts Center, 10775 N. Saint Helen Rd., Roscommon MI. For reservations call 989/275-5000.

Sunday, June 4, 2006 Memphis, TN
Paul Keller, Pete Siers and pianist Johnny O'Neal.

Monday, June 5, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Kennedy Middle School Jazz Big Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the PKO Student Jazz Band Outreach Program. Kennedy Middle School is part of the Lakeshore Public School System in St. Clair Shores. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then the Kennedy Middle School Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Kennedy Middle School Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 PM till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Kennedy Middle School Jazz Big Band is directed by Christopher Kauffold.

Saturday, June 10, 2006 West Bloomfied, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble plays a special house concert for the Detroit Groove Collective at the home of Andy and Diane Rothman.
7:00 PM till 11:00 PM. For more information and reservations: contact .

Thursday, June 15, 2006 Detroit, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra will play at the afterglow party for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Night And Day Gala. The party will be held in the atrium of Orchestra Hall which is located at 3711 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, MI. There be a Cole Porter Theme for this evening of dancing and big band revelry. The afterglow will last from 10:00 PM till midnight. For more information go online to: www.detroitsymphony.com

Saturday, June 17, 2006 Elmira, MI
The Keller/Kocher Quartet performs at the Lakes of the North community house near Gaylord, MI.
Featuring bassist Paul Keller, vibraphonist Cary Kocher, pianist Phil Kelly and drummer Pete Siers.
Showtime is 7:00 PM.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 Grosse Pointe, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will perform at the Grosse Pointe Music on the Plaza Series.
This FREE outdoor concert is held at the corner of St. Clair and Kercheval in downtown Grosse Pointe. Bring a folding chair.
Show is from 6:00 PM till 7:30 PM.

Friday, June 23, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Detroit saxophonist Steve Wood performs at the Firefly Club with Keller, pianist Steve Richko and drummer Pete Siers.
9:00 PM till 1:00 AM.

Saturday, June 24, 2006 Norman, OK
Marcus Belgrave Salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Charlie Gabriel, Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hugh Leal.
8:30 PM....outdoors at Andrews Park, Norman OK. Call 405/325-3110.

Monday, July 3, 2006 Boone, NC
Marcus Belgrave's Tribute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Charlie Gabriel, Chris Smith, Dave Flanagan and Hugh Leal
Farthing Auditorium, at Appalacian State Univ., Boone NC. For reservations call 828/262-6084.

Friday, July 14, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Guitarist Mark Elf will perform with bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers at the Firefly Club from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM. Check out: www.markelf.com.

Saturday, July 15, 2006 West Bloomfield, MI
Guitarist Mark Elf will perform with bassist Paul Keller at the home of Andy and Diane Rothman in a special concert for the Detroit Groove Society. The concert will be from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM. For more information and reservation contact Andy Rothman at .

Sunday, July 16, 2006 Livonia, MI
Paul Keller will perform with two different bands at the Michigan Jazz Festival which will be held at Schoolcraft Community College (located on Haggerty Road between 6 and 7 Mile Road.) Keller will play with alto saxophonist Doug Horn's Quartet from 6:00 PM till 7:00 PM at the Lear Stage then again with pianist Bess Bonnier's Quartet from 8:00 PM till 9:00 PM at the Inmart/CRH Stage. The Michigan Jazz Festival will be held in the Vista Tech Center. Park in the lot furthest north and closest to 7 Mile Road. For more information and a complete schedule of bands and times, go online to: michiganjazzfestival.homestead.com.

Saturday, July 22, 2006 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with vocalist Kathy Kosins at Lola's in downtown Detroit from 7:00 PM till 11:00 PM.

Sunday, July 23, 2006
Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs a Tribute to Benny Goodman with Keller, Siers, Bill Meyer, Hugh Leal and vocalist Carol McCartney and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 13 original orchestra arrangements written by Paul Keller.
Showtime is 8:00 PM at Meadowbrook Music Festival. For reservations call 313/576-5111.

Wednesday, July 26 through Thursday, August 10, 2006 Japan Paul Keller will tour Japan and Korea with pianist Eddie Higgins, drummer Ed Metz, Jr., saxophonist Eric Allison.

Friday, July 28 J-Zbrat Jazz Club, Tokyo
Saturday, July 29 Bird Jazz Club, Hiroshima
Sunday. July 30 Elde Hall, Himeji
Monday, July 31 Star Eyes Jazz Club, Nagoya
Wednesday, Aug. 2 Girl Talk Jazz Club, Mito
Thursday, Aug. 3 Mr. Kelly Jazz Club, Osaka
Friday, Aug. 5 TUC Jazz Club, Tokyo
Saturday, Aug. 6 Maizuru Jazz Festival
Aug. 8-10 Seoul, Korea

Saturday, August 12, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller, pianist Mike Jellick and drummer Sean Dobbins accompany vocalist Jesse Palter at the Firefly Club from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM.

Saturday, August 19, 2006 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with vocalist Kathy Kosins at Lola's in downtown Detroit from 7:00 PM till 11:00 PM

Sunday, August 20, 2006 Belleville, MI
Paul Keller will lead a Jazz Worship Service at First United Methodist Church of Belleville at 10:30 AM. First United Methodist Church is located at 417 Charles Street in downtown Belleville, MI.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 Grand Rapids, MI
Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers will accompany pianist John Proulx in a special concert at the Kretschmer Recital Hall on the campus of Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI. Showtime is 7:30 PM. John Proulx is a Grand Rapids native who has moved out to LA and started his jazz career there. With this concert, John is celebrating the release of his new MAXJAZZ CD Moon And Sand which features bassist Chuck Berghoffer and drummer Joe LaBarbera and was produced by pianist Tamir Hindelman. Tickets are available at the door. $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.

Friday, September 1, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Guitarist Randy Napoleon will lead a jazz quintet for a special concert at the Kerrytown Concert House. Guitarist Randy Napoleon is an Ann Arbor native now living in NYC. Randy works frequently with Benny Green, John Clayton and Michael Bubble. Napoleon will be accompanied by saxophonist Ben Jansson, bassist Paul Keller, drummer Sean Dobbins and pianist Rick Roe. Showtime is 8:00 PM. The Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. For reservations call: 734/769-2999. For more information check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Saturday, September 2, 2006 Detroit, MI
Saxophonist/clarinetist Charlie Gabriel will perform at the 2006 Detroit Jazz Festival with Paul Keller from 6:45 PM till 7:45 PM on the Pyramid Stage located on Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. This is a FREE CONCERT!

Sunday, September 3, 2006 Detroit, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble will perform at the 2006 Detroit Jazz Festival. The PKE's set is from 12:15 PM till 1:15 PM on the Amphitheatre Stage (Main Stage) located on Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. This is a FREE CONCERT!

Monday, September 4, 2006 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller will perform at the 2006 Detroit Jazz Festival. with drummer Pete Siers and pianist/vocalist Johnny O'Neal. Their set is from 12:00 PM Noon till 1:00 PM on the Pyramid Stage located on Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. This is a FREE CONCERT!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
After a one month hiatus, the Paul Keller Ensemble will resume their steady Wednesday night gig at the Firefly Club Wednesday, September 6, 2006 from 8:00 PM till midnight. Paul Keller will be there to play bass, Ellen Rowe on piano, Sean Dobbins on drums, Paul Finkbeiner on trumpet, Keith Kaminski on saxes, Terry Kimura on trombone and Susan Chastain will be there to sing familiar standards. New charts have been written by the band members for your enjoyment. Please come on Wednesday and let us swing and sing our way into your heart!

Saturday, September 9, 2006 Solen, OH
Bassist Paul Keller, pianist Steve Richko, drummer Carmen Intorre and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci will perform a special concert called All Jazzed Up at Solen Center For The Arts. The Solen Center For The Arts is located at 6315 Som Center Road, in Solen, Ohio. Solen is a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. This concert is a benefit for Solen Music Education Program. Showtime is 7:00 PM. Tickets are $65.00. For reservations: call Joan Long at 440/337-1420. Check out: http://wkhr.org/Dominick_Farinacci.html

Monday, September 11 through Saturday, September 30, 2006
Paul Keller will perform and tour with pianist/vocalist Diana Krall, guitarist anthony Wilson and drummer Karriem Riggins. This whirlwind tour goes to, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto. The tour includes appearances by Diana and the band at a private event in NYC for former US President Bill Clinton on Thursday, September 21. Diana and the band will appear on national TV Wednesday, September 20 on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Monday, September 25 on The Tavis Smiley Show (PBS) , Tuesday, September 26 on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), and Wednesday, September 27 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. This tour promotes Diana Krall's new CD From This Moment On with the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. From This Moment On will be officially released internationally on September 11 and domestically on September 19. The tour concludes with a benefit concert at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on Friday, September 29.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 Albion, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs a special tribute concert to the late, great pianist and composer Eddie Russ at the Festival of the Forks. Bassist Kurt Krahnke will sub for Paul Keller who will be on tour with Diana Krall. This FREE event takes places at 5:00 PM at Victory Park, just south of the Albion College campus.

Friday, October 6, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller performs at the Firefly Club with the outstanding vibraphonist Jim Cooper, pianist Terry Lower and drummer Sean Dobbins from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM. Jim Cooper lives in Saugatuck, MI but hails originally from Chicago. Jim has made several great jazz CDs on the Delmark Record Label.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Commerce Township, MI
Bassist Paul Keller, pianist Steve Richko and drummer Pete Siers will perform a special concert entitled A Tribute To Oscar Peterson. This event will be held at the The Steinway Cafe which is located in the new Hammill Music Showroom, 2700 E. West Maple Road, at the corner of M-5 and Maple Road in Commerce Township.
The magnificent new Steinway Jazz Cafe is a comfortable and cool, 300 seat auditorium featuring a beautiful Steinway concert grand piano. This is a great place to hear a jazz concert! Admission to this event is $5.00. Showtime is 7:00 PM till about 9:00 PM. RSVP to 248/560-0366. For more information and exact directions go to www.hammill.com.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 Royal Oak, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra will perform as part of the Royal Oak Music Theatre's Big Band and Boogie Woogie Blowout. Featured performers include pianists Mr. B, Bob Seely, Charles Boles and Alex Zwingenberg (from Germany), as well as clarinetist Dave Bennett, guitarist George Bedard and very special guest: legendary saxophonist Red Holloway. This event will be video-taped for broadcast on PBS in 2007. Showtime is 8:00 PM. This event is sponsored by the American Music Research Foundation.

Thursday, October 26, 2006 Alpena, MI
Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs a Tribute to Benny Goodman with Keller, Siers, Bill Meyer, Cary Kocher, Hugh Leal and vocalist Mary Rademacher. Showtime is 7:30 PM at Alpena Civic Center. For reservations call 989/358-7373.

Saturday, October 28 through Saturday, November 4, 2006 San Diego, CA
Paul Keller will perform as an All Star and as a member of the Johnny O'Neal Trio with Pete Siers on the Jazz Cruise. Monty Alexander, Russell Malone, Bill Cunliffe, Larry Fuller, John Heard, Barbara Morrison, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Clark Terry, Houston Person, Ken Peplowski, Plas Johnson, Yoron Israel and Judy Roberts. This year the Jazz Cruise sails to the Mexican Riviera: Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan. The Holland America Cruise Line m/s Oosterdam has a capacity of 1800 jazz-loving passengers. Check out www.thejazzcruise.com

Thursday, November 9, 2006 Menomenee, WI
Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs a Tribute to Benny Goodman with Keller, Siers, Bill Meyer, Cary Kocher, Hugh Leal and Anne Seabury. Showtime is 7:00 PM at the Mabel Taintner Theatre, 205 Main St., Menomonie WI. For tickets call 715/235-9726.

Friday, November 10, 2006 Middleton, WI
Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs a Tribute to Benny Goodman with Keller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Cary Kocher, Hugh Leal and Carol McCartney. Showtime is 7:30 PM at Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, Middleton WI. For tickets call 698/848-6105.

Saturday, November 11, 2006 LaCrosse, WI
Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs a Tribute to Benny Goodman withKeller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Cary Kocher, Hugh Leal and Carol McCartney. Showtime is 7:30 PM at Viterbo Uniersity; Main Theatre, 900 Viterbo Dr., LaCrosse WI. For reservations call 608/796-3737.

Friday, November 17, 2006 Detroit, MI
The Paul Keller Ensemble will perform for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Jazz Club Series at the Max M. Fisher Music Center which is located at 3711 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, MI. There will be two sets: one at 8:00 PM and one at 10:00 PM. For more information go online to: www.detroitsymphony.com

Saturday, November 18, 2006 West Bloomfield, MI
Pianist Bill Mays will perform with bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers at the home of Andy and Diane Rothman in a special concert for the Detroit Groove Society. The concert will be from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM. For more information and reservation contact Andy Rothman at .

Sunday, November 19, 2006 Birmingham, MI
The Birmingham Jazz Vespers Concert Series presents string bassist Paul Keller with pianist Mike Jellick, drummer Keith Hall and popular 21-year-old female jazz vocal sensation Jesse Palter. This is a FREE CONCERT from 6:00 PM till about 8:00 PM. The concert will be held at the Birmingham Baptist Church, located at 300 Willits (at the corner of Willits and Bates, one block north of Maple and one block west of Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham.) During the intermission, there will be a brief inspirational message and a free will offering to support the concert series will be collected. For more information, call: 248/644-0550.

November 20, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Eastern Michigan University Jazz Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the EMU Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the EMU Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. EMU Jazz Band is directed by Don Babcock.

Friday, November 24, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller, pianist Steve Richko and drummer Pete Siers perform tunes from the Oscar Peterson songbook at the Firefly Club from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM.

Saturday, November 25, 2006 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller will perform with vocalist Jesse Palter at Sweet Georgia Brown located on Monroe Street in Greektown, downtown Detroit. 8:00 PM till midnight
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Sunday, November 26, 2006 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Jazz guitar star Mundell Lowe will perform a special jazz concert at the Capital Theatre with Keller, drummer Pete Siers and pianist Tad Weed. Showtime is 3:00 PM. For reserved tickets call: 519/253-7729.

Thursday, November 30, 2006 Dexter, MI
Paul Keller will play with pianist Tony Viviano at Terry B's Restaurant from 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM. Terry B's is located on 7954 Ann Arbor Street Main just west of Baker Road in downtown Dexter, MI

Saturday, December 2, 2006 Southfield, MI
Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band will play from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM at Shield's Pizza located on Telegraph Road between I-696 and 10 Mile Road. The Easy Street Jazz Band is cornetist Paul Klinger, clarinetist Mike Jones, trombonist Chuck Moss, pianist James Dapogny, bassist Paul Keller, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist/banjoist Rod McDonald and vocalist Susan Chastain.

Saturday, December 2, 2006 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller will perform at Cliff Bell's with pianist Scott Gwinell and drummer Sean Dobbins accompanying vocalist Aria Hendricks, daughter of world famous jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks. Cliff Bell's is a beautifully restored, art deco night club located at 2300 Park Avenue, one block east of Woodward Avenue, directly behind the the Fox and State Theatres in the heart of Detroit's entertainment district. Show times are 9:00 and 11:00 PM. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Friday, December 8, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble performs their Jazz Christmas Show at the Firefly Club from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM.

Sunday, December 10, 2006 Ypsilanti, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble performs a special Christmas concert at the Ypsilanti Public Library from 2:00 till 3:30 PM. This FREE concert will feature selections from the PKE's CD Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers.

Monday, December 11, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes the Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Jazz Band to the Firefly Club as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Pioneer HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Pioneer HS Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. Pioneer High School Jazz Band is directed by David Leach.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller will perform at the Kerrytown Concert House with vocalist Jesse Palter, pianist Mike Jellick, drummer Keith Hall and guitarist Randy Napoleon from 8:00 PM till 10:00 PM. Check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Friday, December 15, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
LIVE CD RECORDING @ the Firefly Club with saxophonist Ben Jansson, guitarist Randy Napoleon, pianist Rick Roe, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Pete Siers. Shows at 9:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight. Guitarist Randy Napoleon is an Ann Arbor native now living in NYC. Randy works frequently with Benny Green, John Clayton and Michael Bubble.

Saturday, December 16, 2006 Petoskey, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble performs their Jazz Christmas Show at the Crooked Tree Art Center, 416 Mitchell Street in downtown Petoskey. Showtime is 8:00 PM. For reservations call: 231/347-4337. Check out www.crookedtree.org.

Sunday, December 17, 2006 Petoskey, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble performs their Jazz Christmas Show at the Crooked Tree Art Center, 416 Mitchell Street in downtown Petoskey. Showtime is 3:00 PM. For reservations call: 231/347-4337. Check out www.crookedtree.org.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 Dexter, MI
Paul Keller will play with pianist Tony Viviano at Terry B's Restaurant from 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM. Terry B's is located on 7954 Ann Arbor Street Main just west of Baker Road in downtown Dexter, MI

Saturday, December 30, 2006 San Antonio, TX
Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs a Tribute to Benny Goodman with Keller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Hugh Leal, Carol McCartney and the San Antonio Symphony. Original orchestra arrangements written by Paul Keller
Showtime is 8:00 PM at Municipal Auditorium. For reservations call 210/554-1000.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI
Celebrate NEW YEAR'S EVE at the Firefly Club.
Early Show from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM (Doors open at 3:00 PM) Music by Phil Ogilvie's Wolverines featuring pianist James Dapogny. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy the Firefly Club's fabulous Southern-style Holiday Buffett, party horns, party hats and a complimentary champagne toast at 6:00 PM. Tickets for the 4:00 PM show are $20.00 for adults (under 12 years old: $10.00).

Prime Time Party from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM (doors open at 8:00 PM): Music by bassist Paul Keller, pianist Steve Richko, drummer Pete Siers and vocalist Susan Chastain. The Prime Time Party includes an extravagant Holiday Buffett, the Decadent Dessert Buffet, party horns, party hats, dancing, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and Susan's Special Surprise Treat. Tickets for the Prime Time Party are $75.00 per person. Reservations are necessary. Call 734/665-9090 after 6:00 PM. Check out www.fireflyclub.com.

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The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs every Monday night from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM at the Firefly Club. The Firefly Club is located 637 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor, MI (just south of Madison and just north of Hill. The cross street is Mosley).. The PKO plays classic, obscure and original big band material selected from the entire history of Jazz. $7.00 cover charge.

The Paul Keller Ensemble performs every Wednesday from 8:00 PM till midnight at the Firefly Club. The PKE is a three-horn sextet that plays a variety of modern Jazz, swinging standards and creative, original arrangements by Keller and his bandmates that showcase their strong improvising skills. Susan Chastain provides charm and wit and she sings songs from the Great American Songbook. $5.00 cover charge till 11:00 PM, $3.00 cover charge, $3.00 well drinks, $3.00 house wines, $3.00 pints of LaBatt's Blue.

Drummer Pete Siers leads his Latin Jazz Quintet Los Gatos every Thursday from 8:00 PM till midnight at the Firefly Club in downtown Ann Arbor, MI. $5.00 cover charge.

Cornetist Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band plays Dixieland Jazz every Friday afternoon from 5:30 PM till 8:00 PM. This "TGIF Trad-Jazz Happy Hour" is one of the most popular weekly events in Ann Arbor. What a gasser!

Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings play every Sunday from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at the Firefly Club. Co-leaders pianist James Dapogny and sousaphonist Chris Smith have assembled this fine 10-piece ensemble that plays Jazz and dance music from the 1920s and 30s. $7.00 cover charge.

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