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Saturday, January 3, 2004

Paul Keller Orchestra 15th Birthday Celebration
Big Band Jazz

9:00 PM till 1:00 AM
$10.00 cover
Firefly Club
207 S. Ashley Street
(one block west of Main between Liberty and Washington in downtown Ann Arbor, MI)

January 10 and 11, 2004 Tacoma, WA Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

Sunday, January 18, 2004
Birmingham Jazz Vespers
Birmingham Baptist Church
202 Willets Street
Birmingham, MI
6:00 PM till 8:00 PM
65th Anniversary of Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert featuring: clarinetist Jim Wyse, pianist Chuck Shermatero, vibraphonist Cary Kocher, drummer Pete Siers, bassist Paul Keller and vocalist Susan Chastain
For more information call Robert Washburn at 248/540-5906

Thursday, January 22 through Saturday January 24, 2004
pianist Phil DeGreg, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Tim Froncek
The Jazz Factory
Louisville, KY
9:00 PM till 1:00 AM

Sunday, January 25, 2004
pianist Phil DeGreg, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Tim Froncek
Unitarian Church of Cincinatti
Cincinatti, OH
4:00 PM till 6:00 PM

January 28, 2004 Steven's Point, WI Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

Friday, January 29, 2004 Madison, WI Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

Saturday, January 30, 2004 Wassau, WI Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

February 13 and 14, 2004, Denver, CO Paul Keller will perform at the February 2004 Summit Swinging Jazz Party along with trombonist Bob Havens, cornetist Jon-Erik Kelso, saxist Billy Novick, pianist Jeff Barnhart, guitarist Dale Brunning and DIVA big band leader/drummer Sherrie Marickle. The Summit Swinging Jazz Party is held at the Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom atop the Helen Bonfils Theatre at the Denver Center for the Derforming Arts (DCPA) located on 14th Street between Champa and Arapahoe. For tickets contact Juanita Greenwood at summitjazz1@cs.com or
SUMMITJAZZ@compuserve.com.

Sunday, February 15, 2004 Reston, VA Marcus Belgrave Charlie Gariel Dixieland Concert featuring Paul Keller, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Keith DeWitt, and Hugh Leal.

Sunday, February 22, 2004 the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will perform a Tribute to Count Basie at the Capital Theatre in downtown Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The concert will be from 3:00 PM till 5:00 PM. Tickets can be reserved by emailing Hugh Leal at

Saturday, February 28, 2004
The 17-piece Paul Keller Orchestra's Tribute To Benny Goodman featuring clarinetist Jim Wyse and vibraphonist Cary Kocher
Westland Middle School
Westland, MI
7:00 PM showtime
for tickets call: 734/425-1020

Saturday, February 29, 2004 Woodstock, IL 2:00 PM Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

March 5, 6 and 7, 2004 Monterey (CA) Dixieland Jazz Festival featuring Paul Keller, Tommy Saunders, Eddie Hiigins.

Saturday, March 13, 2004 Plymouth, MI pianist Ellen Rowe performs Rhapsody In Blue with the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Rowe will be joined by bassist Paul Keller to perform duo jazz selections.

March, 19, 2004 LaCrosse, WI
Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

Friday March 21, 2004 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Symphony Orchestra with special guest Marcus Belgrave A Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

Friday, April 10, 2004 Traverse City, MI Dennos Museum Center
Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

On Friday, April 17, 2004 the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will perform as the headliners for the Hastings High School Jazz Festival, Hastings, Michigan. 7:30 showtime.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 Tiffin, OH (birthplace of Paul Keller) Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

April 23, 24 and 25, 2004 Madison, WI
Capital City Jazz Festival
featuring bassist Paul Keller, cornetist Tommy Saunders, trombonist Russ Phillips, pianist John Sheridan, and drummer Charlie Braugham.

April 29, 30, May 1 and 2 Fort Worth, TX
The Fort Worth Symphony
with special guest Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

Saturday, May 22 2004 Miami, FL
Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

May 24-26, 2004
Paul Keller returns the the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee for his 12th annual appearance at that festival. Keller performs as a member of Tom Saunders Midwest All Stars at the Sacramento Inn. The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world and encompasses the entire city of Sacramento every Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, June 18, 2004
vocalist Terry Blaine, pianist Mark Shane, clarinetist Alan Vache, drummer Pete Siers and bassist Paul Keller
Van Wert, OH
7:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Saturday, July 10. 2004
The Judy and Liza Show
featuring pianist Sven Anderson, saxophoinst Steve Wood, drummer Sean Dobbins and bassist Paul Keller
Lakeside, OH

8:00 PM showtime

Friday, September 3, 2004 through Sunday, September 5, 2004
West Coast Jazz Party,
Irvine Marriott Hotel, Irvine, CA
featuring Paul Keller, Jeff Hamilton and many other great jazzers.
Check out www.westcoastjazzparty.com

Friday, September 10, 2004
vocalist Terry Blaine, pianist Mark Shane, clainetist Alan Vache, drummer Pete Siers and bassist Paul Keller.
Youngstown, OH
7:00 PM till 9:00 PM

November 4, 2004 Charleston, WV
Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

November 5 and 6, 2004 Petoskey, MI
Marcus Belgrave Salute To Louis Armstrong
featuring Paul Keller, Charlie Gabriel, Pete Siers, Bill Meyer, Chris Smith, Dave Flanigan, and Hugh Leal.

The Paul Keller Orchestra performs every Monday night from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM at the Firefly Club. The Firefly Club is located at 207 S. Ashley St. in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, one block west of Main between Liberty and Washington. The PKO plays classic, obscure and original big band material selected from the entire history of Jazz. $5.00 cover charge. Mystery buffet included.

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. $3.00 cover charge, $3.00 well drinks, $3.00 house wines, $3.00 pints of LaBatt's Blue, complimentary Buffalo Wings.

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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