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Saturday, January 1, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller performs with guitarist Randy Napoleon and trombonist Josh Brown at the Kerrytown Concert House. Randy Napoleon is an Ann Arbor native and graduate of Community High School and the University of Michigan. Randy now resides in New York City and travels the world with singer and pianist Freddie Cole (brother of Nat "King" Cole). Randy has also been an important member of the bands of Benny Green, Michael Bubble and the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Shows at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 North Fourth Ave. one block east of Main Street. For reservations call 734/769-2999. Visit www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

Sunday, January 2, 2011 Lansing, MI
Paul Keller performs with guitarist Randy Napoleon and trombonist Josh Brown at the Creole Gallery. Randy Napoleon is an Ann Arbor native and graduate of Community High School and the University of Michigan. Randy now resides in New York City and travels the world with singer and pianist Freddie Cole (brother of Nat "King" Cole). Randy has also been an important member of the bands of Benny Green, Michael Bubble and the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Shows at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Creole Gallery is located in Old Town Lansing at 1218 Turner Street one block north of Grand River and two blocks west of Cedar Street. For reservations call 517/487-9549. You may also email www.creolegallery@aol.com or visit the Creole Gallery Face Book profile page.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Englewood, FL
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM at the United Methodist Church. Call 941/473-2787.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Stuart, FL
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform in at the Stuart Theatre.

Friday, January 7, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra will celebrate its 22nd birthday with a performance and party at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM! This remarkable achievement is made possible by all the musicians who have participated and shared their skill, talent and passion every Monday night for the past 1,200 big band gigs at their home in Ypsilanti the Keystone Underground and before that at the Firefly Club and the Bird Of Paradise. Special thanks to club owners David Curtis of the Keystone Underground, Susan Chastain of the Firefly Club and Ron Brooks of the old Bird Of Paradise for nurturing the PKO and allowing the PKO to flourish not only as a band of dedicated musicians but also as a community treasure that has become a Monday night tradition for jazz lovers. Thanks also to our loyal fans who have supported us throughout the years. Without our valued listeners, there would be no PKO.

Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline, next to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership and across the street from the post office). Good food and drinks are available. Safe, free parking, too. Shows at 8:15 and 10:00 PM. $10.00 cover charge. HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY PKO!

Saturday, January 8, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Trio presents A TOAST TO THE NAT "KING" COLE TRIO at the Ann Arbor Public Library from 2:00 till 3:30 PM. The Ann Arbor Public Library is located at 343 South Fifth Ave. in downtown Ann Arbor. For more information call 734/327-4200. Check out www.aadl.org.

Saturday, January 15, 2011 Southfield, MI
Paul Keller plays with Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band at Shield's Pizza from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM. $10.00 admission. Great food and drinks. Shield's Pizza is located at Shield's Pizza is located at 25101 Telegraph Road (just north of Ten Mile Road). Free parking. Call Sheild's Pizza at: 248/356-2720. Check out www.shieldspizza.com/locations.

Sunday, January 16, 2011 Birmingham, MI
The 7-piece Easy Street Jazz Band perform Dixieland and Traditional Jazz from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM at the Birmingham Baptist Church as part of their B'Jazz Vespers. This is a FREE, family friendly musical event. The Birmingham Baptist Church is located at 300 Willits (one block north of Maple between Southfield and Woodward in downtown Birmingham).

Friday, January 28, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Roland Hamilton and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Monday, January 31, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI

OPENING NIGHT for the the Paul Keller Orchestra at their new home: Zal Gaz Grotto. HUZAH!!!

Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard on the west side of Ann Arbor (between Liberty and Pauline...across from the post office and next door to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership). The PKO will play big band jazz EVERY MONDAY night at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8:15 till 11 PM. We hope you can make it a part of your regular entertainment routine and become a valued member of PKO's extended family! Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food, cheap drinks, ample safe and free parking and now GREAT JAZZ!

Thursday, February 3, 2011 Avon Park, FL
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform Dave's new stage show CLARINET SWING KINGS.

Friday, February 4, 2011 Winter Haven, FL
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, and vocalist Carol McCartney perform at the Fine Arts Center of Polk Community College. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Call 863/297-1050.

Saturday, February 5, 2011 Leesburg, FL
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform Dave's new stage show CLARINET SWING KINGS at Paul William Auditorium on the campus of Sumter Community College. Showtime is at 7:30 PM Call 352/365-3506..

Sunday, February 6, 2011 Leesburg, FL
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform Dave's new stage show CLARINET SWING KINGS at Paul William Auditorium on the campus of Sumter Community College. Showtime is at 2:00 PM Call 352/365-3506.

Monday, February 7, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Ann Arbor Huron High School Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2010/2011 PKO Jazz Student 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 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Huron High School Jazz Band is directed by Steve Roberts.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Supply, NC
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform Dave's new stage show CLARINET SWING KINGS at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Call 910-755-7419

Thursday, February 10, 2011 Saginaw, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs a special concert at Temple Theatre for the Saginaw Valley Arts Council. The PKO welcomes to the stage for this show their awesome guest vocalist Sunny Wilkinson! Showtime is 7:30 PM. The Temple Theatre is located at 201 North Washington Ave. Call 989/754-7469.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 Saint Joseph, MI
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, and vocalist Carol McCartney join the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra as they perform Dave's new orchestra Pops show Clarinet Is King. Clarinet Is King features 10 new original orchestra charts written by Paul Keller. Call: 269-982-4030

Monday, February 14, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Albion College Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2010/2011 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Albion College Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Albion College Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Albion College Jazz Band is directed by Dr. James Ball.

Thursday, February 17 and Friday, February 18, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Paul Keller and Pete Siers perform as special guests at the Emory University Jazz Festival. Paul and Pete will give special jazz clinic for the Emory students and perform in concert on Friday night at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts with Emory professor, pianist Gary Motley and special guest trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Check out music.emory.edu/performance/jazz.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Ann Arbor , MI
String bassist Paul Keller will lead an impressive band of his jazz friends at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM. Performing with Keller will be trumpeter Brandon Cooper, saxophonist Ben Jansson, trombonist Chris Smith, pianist Ellen Rowe, drummer John Hill and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. This mini-big band will play tunes from a variety of jazz styles including some dixieland, some Count Basie and Duke Ellington selections, a few pieces in the style of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and several new arrangements of familiar standards sung by Sarah D'Angelo.

Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline, across the street from the post office and next door to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food and cheap drinks, safe free parking, no steps. $10 admission pays the band.

Sunday, February 20, 2011 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Paul Keller plays with trumpeter Bob Fazecash in a jazz/gospel program at All Saints Church at 3:00 PM. For more info contact David Palmer at .

Monday, February 21, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Adrian College 8:00 Jazz Ensemble to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Adrian College Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Adrian College Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Adrian College 8:00 Jazz Ensemble is directed by Marty Marks.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays with plays pianist Cliff Monear and vocalist Judie Cochill at Vinology, 110 S. Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor. Excellent food and drinks and great jazz in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. 9:00 PM till midnight. No cover charge.

Friday, February 25, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Roland Hamilton and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 Caledonia, MI
The John Shea Trio will perform a concert and dance at Cobblestone Bistro and Banquet Center at 9818 Cherry Valley Ave. SE, Caledonia 49316 (on M-37 in Caledonia, across from the Marathon station). Showtime is 7:30 till 10:30 PM. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door. Includes buffet dinner. Cash bar. For reserved tickets call Ben Reynolds at 616/588-3223. The John Shea Trio is pianist John Shea, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. Together, this trio worked for many years throughout West Michigan but mainly at the Harley Hotel in Grand Rapids and Billie's Boathouse in Saugatuck. The trio's reunion will be a very special and emotional event for the musicians and for their long-time fans.

Monday, February 28, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Tecumseh Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the TCA Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the TCA Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The TCA Jazz Ensemble is directed by Marty Marks.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller and the entire Wayne State University Jazz Faculty will perform with the WSU Jazz Big Band in a special concert that features the faculty performing their own big band music with the WSU students. This free event takes place at the WSU Old Main Building in the theatre on the 1st floor of the Music Department. 7 PM.

Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2011 Monterey, CA
Paul Keller joins vibraphonist John Cocuzzi, drummer Vince Bartels and pianist John Sheridan for a performances at the 2011 Dixieland Monterey Festival held at the Portola Plaza Hotel in downtown Monterey. Check out www.dixieland-monterey.com.

Monday, March 7, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes St. Mary's Prep School Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the St. Mary's Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the St. Mary's Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The St. Mary's Prep School Jazz Band is directed by Joshua James.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Ellen Rowe Trio performs The Art Of The Trio at Kerrytown Concert House from 8:00 PM till 9:30 PM. The Ellen Rowe Trio is pianist Rowe, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. Fourth Ave. in downtown ann Arbor. Call 734/769-2999 for reservations

Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2011 Harrisburg, PA
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, and vocalist Carol McCartney join the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stuart Molina as they perform Dave's new orchestra Pops show Clarinet Is King. Clarinet Is King features 10 new original orchestra charts written by Paul Keller. Showtime is 8:00 PM on March 12 and 3:00 PM on March 13 at The Forum, 500 Walnut Street. Call 717/545-5527.

Monday, March 14, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Adrian College 6:00 Jazz Ensemble to the Zal Gaz Grotto and will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the TCA Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The TCA Jazz Ensemble is directed by Marty Marks.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Toledo, OH
Paul Keller, pianist Buddy Budson and drummer George Davidson accompany saxophonist Nelson Rangell in a special performance from 5 till 9 PM at ICE Restaurant and Bar, located in the PNC Bank Building at 405 Madison Ave. Call Ice at 419/246-3339. Check out www.icerestaurantandbar.com and http://www.nelsonrangell.com/multimedia.php.


Thursday, March 17, 2011 Toledo, OH
Paul Keller, pianist Buddy Budson and drummer George Davidson accompany saxophonist Nelson Rangell in a special performance from 5 till 9 PM at ICE Restaurant and Bar, located in the PNC Bank Building at 405 Madison Ave. Call Ice at 419/246-3339. Check out www.icerestaurantandbar.com and http://www.nelsonrangell.com/multimedia.php.

Friday, March 18, 2011 Canton, MI
Paul Keller performs with vocalist Kathy Kosins and pianist Cliff Monear at the Village Theatre from 7:00 PM 10:00 PM. Family friendly concert! The Village Theatre is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187-4603. For more information call (734) 394-5300 or check out www.canton-mi.org/villagetheater.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 Port Huron, MI
The 14-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs at special concert at the First United Methodist Church of Port Huron. Showtime is 7:30. The First United Methodist Church of Port Huron is located at 828 Lapeer Ave. Call the church at 810/985-8107.

Monday, March 21, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Ann Arbor Clague Middle School Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2010/2011 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Clague Middle School Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Clague Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Clague Middle School Jazz Band is directed by Jay MacArthur.


Wednesday, March 23 Commerce Township, MI
Paul Keller and Friends present Remembering Mr. and Mrs. Swing: xylophonist/marimbist/vibraphonist Red Norvo and vocalist Mildred Bailey. This special jazz event will be held at 7:00 PM at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 2700 E. West Maple Road in Commerce Charter Township (at the SE corner of the intersection of M-5 and Maple Road). Call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 248/569-9200. Admission is $10.00.

Red Norvo (Kenneth Norville) was a innovative pioneer of early jazz music. His explorations into the use of the xylophone, marimba and vibraphone were ground-breaking and delightful. Not long after he joined the Paul Whiteman band in 1931, Norvo developed a relationship with Whiteman's jazz vocalist Mildred Bailey. Norvo and Bailey were wed in 1931 and went on to perform and record together for over a decade. During the hey-days of the Swing Era, Red Norvo and Mildred Bailey were dubbed "Mr. and Mrs. Swing." In his long and impressive career, Norvo also made excellent recordings with a myriad of jazz super-stars including Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and Frank Sinatra. Red Norvo died in 1999 at the ripe old age of 91.

Mildred Bailey was the first great, white, female jazz singer. Influenced by the stylings of Ethel Waters, Connie Boswell, and Bessie Smith, she developed a uniquely soft yet swinging delivery that delighted nightclub audiences wherever she appeared throughout the United States. Although she is perhaps best remembered for her work in jazz, Bailey enjoyed a good deal of success in popular music as well. Although she appeared with some of the most successful bands of the Swing Era, she ended her career as a solo performer, drawing thousands of appreciative fans to her appearances at some of New York City's most popular jazz clubs. Mildred Bailey died in 1951 at the far too young age of 44.

In addition to string bassist and leader Paul Keller, vibraphonist Cary Kocher will play the role of Red Norvo and vocalist Judie Cochill will sing the part of Mildred Bailey. The band will also include trumpeter Mark Byerly, trombonist Terry Kimura, saxophonist Keith Kaminski, pianist Cliff Monear and drummer Scott Kretzer.

Friday, March 25, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. This trio plays every last Friday of each month at Cliff Bell's. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Ensemble plays at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8 PM till 11:30 PM. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline, across the street from the post office and next door to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership). $10 cover pays the band. Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food and cheap drinks. Safe, free parking and no steps. Tonight's PKE is leader, bassist Paul Keller, pianist Ellen Rowe, drummer John Hill, trumpeter Brandon Cooper, saxophonist Ben Jansson, trombonist Chris Smith and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The PKE will play a variety of original sextet charts by Keller and his bandmates in the classic jazz style. Selections will include tunes by Dizzy Gillsepie, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Sarah D'Angelo will sing familiar gems from the Great American Songbook.

Monday, March 28, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Eastern Michigan University Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto 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 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The EMU Jazz Band is directed by Don Babcock.

Friday, April 1, 2011 Johnson City, TN
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, and vocalist Carol McCartney join the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra as they perform Dave's new orchestra Pops show Clarinet Is King. Clarinet Is King features 10 new original orchestra charts written by Paul Keller. Showtime is 7:30 PM at The Culp Center on Eastern Tennessee State University, 807 Parkway. Call 423/926-8742.

Friday, April 2, 2011 Johnson City, TN
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, and vocalist Carol McCartney join the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra as they perform Dave's new orchestra Pops show Clarinet Is King. Clarinet Is King features 10 new original orchestra charts written by Paul Keller. Showtime is 7:30 PM at The Culp Center on Eastern Tennessee State University, 807 Parkway. Call 423/926-8742.

Monday, April 4, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Wayne State University Jazz Ensemble to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2010/2011 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the WSU Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the WSU Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Wayne State University Jazz Ensemble is directed by Russ Miller.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Frankfort, Ill
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform Dave's new stage show CLARINET SWING KINGS. Showtime is 11:00 AM at Lincoln Way North High School, 19900 S. Harlem Ave. Call 815-534-3240.

Friday, April 8, 2011 Portland, IN
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Matt Hoffman and vocalist Carol McCartney perform Dave's new stage show CLARINET SWING KINGS.

Saturday, April 9, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Vocalist Susan Chastain celebrates her birthday with a homecoming concert to Ann Arbor's Kerrytown Concert House. Susan's friends bassist Paul Keller and Cincinnati pianist Phil DeGreg will join her on stage for two shows at 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM. Susan will sing songs of spring and renewal including You Must Believe In Spring, April Showers, It Was A Very Good Year, and When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. For reservations call 734/769-2999.

Monday, April 11, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Grosse Ile High School Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2010/2011 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Grosse Ile High School Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Grosse Ile High School Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Grosse Ile High School Jazz Band is directed by Nate Bearinger.

Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Paul Keller performs with vibraphonist John Cocuzzi at the Atlanta Jazz Party. For complete information and to order tickets log onto: www.atlantajazzparty.com.

Monday, April 18, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Ypsilanti High School Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Ypsi HS Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Ypsi HS JazzBand will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Ypsilanti High School Jazz Band is directed by Matthew Kazmierski.

Monday, April 25, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Blue Steel Community Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Blue Steel Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. The Blue Steel Jazz Band is directed by Tim Miller and Jack Keelan.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Commerce Township, MI
Paul Keller, pianist Cliff Monear and drummer Scott Kretzer perform a jazz concert of Spring Songs at 7:00 PM at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 2700 E. West Maple Road in Commerce Charter Township (at the SE corner of the intersection of M-5 and Maple Road). Call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 248/569-9200. Admission is $10.00.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillan and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Friday, April 29, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. This trio plays every last Friday of each month at Cliff Bell's. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 Albion, MI
The Paul Keller Trio performs A Toast To The Nat "King" Cole Trio and A Tribute To Eddie Russ at Bisoux Restaurant, 301 N. Clinton Street (near the old Albion train depot). Performing with Paul Keller will be pianist Glenn Tucker and guitarist Ralph Tope. The trio will sing and swing many King Cole gems and, as an additional treat, they'll throw in a few compositions by one of Albion's all-time greatest musicians, pianist Eddie Russ. $10 reserved tickets; $15 at the door. For reservations call Bisoux at 517/629-9500 or email . Bisoux features fine wines, imported cheeses and exotic desserts. Opening act: Four In Trade - an Albion College jazz quartet under the direction of Dr. James Ball. Four In Trade plays from 4:30 till 7:30 PM. The Paul Keller Trio plays from 8 PM till midnight. Albion, Mi is about one hour west of Ann Arbor and about 45 minutes east of Kalamazoo.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Pianist Ellen Rowe leads her trio with string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers as they perform another in their jazz series The Art of the Trio: Play and Chat at Kerrytown Concert House. This performance focuses on The Bill Evans Trio. In this 75-minute presentation, the ER3 performs special selections from Bill Evans, then analyzes and discusses the inner workings of the jazz trio format. The mysteries of jazz are clarified, jazz history is accessed, Q and A are entertained. Kerrytown Concert House has one of the finest Steinway pianos in the state of Michigan. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor 48104. Because of the popularity of this unique series, tickets sell out quickly.$25 for reserved seats in the first four rows. $10 general admission. $5 for students. Call Kerrytown Concert House at 734/769-2999 for reservations. Check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Monday, May 2, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes H.H. Dow High School Jazz Big Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Dow HS Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Dow HS Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The H.H. Dow High School Jazz Big Band is directed by Steven DeRees.

Friday, May 6, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Keller/Kocher Quartet performs for the WEMU 5:01 Concert Series at Goodnight Gracie's (corner of First and Huron in downtown Ann Arbor) from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM. The Keller/Kocher Quartet is bassist Paul Keller, vibraphonist Cary Kocher, pianist Phil Kelly and drummer Pete Siers. Admission is FREE!

Friday, May 6, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Ensemble plays at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8 PM till 11:30 PM. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline, across the street from the post office and next door to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership). $10 cover pays the band. Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food and cheap drinks. Safe, free parking and no steps. Tonight's PKE is leader, bassist Paul Keller, pianist Duncan McMillan, drummer Jesse Kramer, trumpeter Brandon Cooper, saxophonist Ben Jansson, trombonist Terry Kimura and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The PKE will play a variety of original sextet charts by Keller and his bandmates in the classic jazz style. Selections will include tunes by Dizzy Gillsepie, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Sarah D'Angelo will sing familiar gems from the Great American Songbook.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Southfield, MI
Paul Keller and his Dixie Pups play at Shields Pizza from 1 PM till 4 PM. $10 cover. Great food and drinks. Keller will lead a dixieland band of young musicians including the fabulous trumpeter and vocalist Ingrid Racine. Shield's Pizza is located at 25101 Telegraph Road (just north of Ten Mile Road). Free parking. Call Sheild's Pizza at: 248/356-2720. Check out www.shieldspizza.com/locations.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Howell, MI
Paul Keller and his Puttin' On The Ritz Jazz Band play for the 2011 Cleary University Auction at the Cleary University Johnson Center, 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843. $300 per couple, $150 per guest. Strolling supper provided by Pure and Simple Catering. Silent Auction from 6-8 PM. Live Auction from 8:30 till 10:30 with famous auctioneer Steve Gross. Bid on over 100 fabulous items. 1920's attire encouraged or Black tie. Complimentary white-gloved valet included. Music continues until 11 PM. For reservations call 800/686-1883 x3301 or . Kindly RSVP no later than April 22.

Monday, May 9, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Ann Arbor Tappan Middle School Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. This will be the Tappan Middle School Jazz Band's 22nd consecutive annual appearance with the PKO! The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Tappan Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Tappan Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Tappan Middle School Jazz Band is directed by Fred Smith.

Friday, May 13, 2011 Hamilton, OH
Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed and drummer Pete Siers will accompany tenor saxophonists Scott Hamilton and Ken Peplowski in concert in the Carruthers Signature Ballroom in the Fitton Center For Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45011. Showtime is 8 PM. For tickets call 513/863-8873. Check out www.fittoncenter.org

Monday, May 16, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Jazz Big Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto 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 Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Pioneer HS Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Pioneer HS Jazz Big Band is directed by David Leach.

Monday, May 23, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Jazz Big Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Roosevelt Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Roosevelt Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. 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, May 27, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Ensemble plays at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8 PM till 11:30 PM. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline, across the street from the post office and next door to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership). Tonight is a special night as the PKE celebrates the 80th birthday of legendary, world-renowned, Blue Note and Steeplechase recording artist, trumpeter Louis Smith. Louis will be in attendance at this performance and we'll all get an opportunity to honor him in person at this event. $10 cover pays the band. Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food and cheap drinks. Safe, free parking and no steps. Tonight's PKE is leader, bassist Paul Keller, pianist Duncan McMillan, drummer Sean Dobbins, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, saxophonist Doug Horn, trombonist Chris Smith and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The PKE will play a variety of original sextet charts by Keller and his bandmates in the classic jazz style. Selections will include tunes by Louis Smith, Dizzy Gillsepie, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Sarah D'Angelo will sing familiar gems from the Great American Songbook.

Monday, May 30, 2011 Ypsilanti, MI
Paul Keller Orchestra will take Memorial Day OFF from its steady gig at the Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will resume regular Monday night BIG BAND JAZZ activities on Monday, June 6 when they welcome Kennedy Middle School Jazz Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillan and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Friday, June 3, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble plays at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8 PM till 11:30 PM. $10 at the door. The PKE will play Keller's mini-big band arrangements of tunes from Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and other classic jazz artists. Vocalist Sarah D'Angelo will sing standards from the Great American Songbook. Good food and drink available. Ample, safe and FREE parking. No steps. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Call Zal Gaz Grotto at 734/663-1202.

Sunday, June 5, 2011 Southgate, MI
Paul Keller performs with vocalist Kathy Kosins, pianist Cliff Monear and drummer Scott Kretzer at Jazz at Trinty music series held at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 14250 Reeck Road. Showtime is 6 till 8 PM. Reeck Road is about 1/2 mile east of Allen Road. The church is 1/2 mile north of Eureka Road and about 1/2 mile south of Northline Road. From Detroit: Take I-75 S to Allen Road S to Eureka E to reek Road N.; From Ann Arbor Take I-94 E to I-275 S to Eureka Road. Go about 7 miles past I-75 and Allen Road and turn left (North) on Reeck Road. Call Trinity Wesleyan Church at (734) 283-7161. Check out www.facebook.com/pages/JazzTrinity/302200090254.

Monday, June 6, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes St. Clair Shores kennedy Middle School Jazz Big Band to the Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2007 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 8:15 PM till 9:15. Then, the Kennedy Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 9:30 PM till 10:00. Members of the Kennedy Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 10:00 till 11:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Kennedy Jazz Big Band is directed by Chris Kauffold.

Friday, June 10, 2011 Petoskey, MI
Vocalist Kathy Kosins, bassist Paul Keller, pianist Cliff Monear and drummer Scott Kretzer will perform a benefit fundraiser concert for the Bay View Music Association. Kosins and the trio will combine her Live: By Request show and her popular Ladies Of Cool show into a delightful presentation of familiar standards and not-so-familar gems from legendary jazz vocalists Chris Connor, Anita O'Day and Julie London. This performance takes place at 8:00 PM at John M. Hall Auditorium, 1615 Encampment, Petoskey, MI. There will be a VIP reception with the band just prior to the concert. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bayviewassociation.org or by phone at (231) 348-9551.

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 2009 Elmira, MI
Bassist Paul Keller, pianist Cliff Monear, drummer Scott Kretzer, and vocalist Kathy Kosins perform a special concert at Lakes Of The North community house, between Gaylord, MI and Elmira, MI. Show at 7:30 PM. Public welcome. Tickets are $15.00. Reservations are not accepted. Come early and get a seat. 170 seats available.
To get to Lakes of the North:
Take I-75 NORTH to exit #270 (Waters exit), at the end of the exit ramp go left (WEST) 1/4 mile to Old 27. Turn right (NORTH) on Old 27 and go about three miles to Mancelona Road (CR 38). Turn Left (WEST) on Mancelona Road (CR 38) and go eight miles to the entrance of Lakes of The North (on the right). Follow Pineview Drive about 3.5 miles to the Clubhouse. The phone number of the Clubhouse is 231/585-6320.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Pianist Ellen Rowe leads her trio with string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers as they perform another in their jazz series The Art of the Trio: Play and Chat at Kerrytown Concert House. In this 75-minute presentation, the trio performs special selections and then analyzes and discusses the inner workings of the jazz trio format. The mysteries of jazz are clarified, jazz history is accessed, Q and A are entertained. Kerrytown Concert House has one of the finest Steinway pianos in the state of Michigan. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor 48104. Because of the popularity of this unique series, tickets sell out quickly. $25 for reserved seats in the first four rows. $10 general admission. $5 for students. Call Kerrytown Concert House at 734/769-2999 for reservations. Check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends at the University of Michigan Museum of Art Jazz Series from 8 till 9:30 PM. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillan and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. This is FREE event! The University of Michigan Museum of Art is located at 525 South State Street (just north of South University) on the campus of the University of Michigan. Call the museum at (734) 764-0395.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller joins saxophonist Doug Horn and pianist Duncan McMillan from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. The trio will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Monday, June 20, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The fabulous jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson will join the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra at their Monday night home, Zal Gaz Grotto.
Sunny Wilkinson is well-loved not only in Michigan, but also nationwide as one of America's top jazz vocalists. Her delivery and interpretation of jazz material is passionate and captivating. Her stage persona is friendly and laid-back. Her vocal style is all at once tender, powerful, creative, swinging, free-wheeling and organized. Sunny's incredible original big band charts are fun to hear and fun to play! Put succinctly: Sunny Wilkinson's singing and arrangements will knock you out!

*The music starts at 8:15 and goes till 11 PM.
*Cover charge is a mere $10.00.
*Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food and drinks.
*Safe, free parking.

Zal Gaz Grotto is located at:
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor)
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Thursday, June 23, 2011 Belleville, MI
The 14-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs for the Belleville Council For The Arts Music In The Park Series from 7:00 PM till 9:00 PM. This FREE concert will be held outdoors near Horizon Park on High Street.

Friday, June 24, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller, guitarist Ralph Tope and vocalist Linda Blancke perform at Sindbad's Restaurant on the Detroit River from 8:00 PM till 11:00 PM. Great food and drinks. No cover charge. Sindbad's is located at 100 St. Clair next to the Roostertail Restaurant and near the east end of Belle Isle. Check out www.sindbads.com/flash/index.html.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller joins saxophonist Doug Horn and his quartet for a special jazz night at The Gandy Dancer restaurant from 6 till 9 PM. The Gandy Dancer is located at 401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Call The Gandy Dancer at 734/769-0592 and check out www.muer.com.

Friday, July 1, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble plays at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8 PM till 11:30 PM. $10 at the door. In preparation for their appearance at the 2011 Michigan Jazz Festival, the PKE will play selections from Keller's Michigan Jazz Suite. The Michigan Jazz Suite is a collection of 15 Keller compositions inspired by and dedicated to people. places and icons of the great state of Michigan. Titles include Big Mac, Tulip Time, Corn Flake, There's Something In The Water and a special tribute to Ernie Harwell called The House By The Side Of The Road. The PKE on this night will be leader/bassist Keller, pianist Ellen Rowe, drummer Sean Dobbins, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, saxophonist Keith Kaminski, trombonist Terry Kimura and vibraphonist Cary Kocher. Vocalist Sarah D'Angelo will sing several brand new Keller arrangements of standards from the Great American Songbook. Good food and drink available. Ample, safe and FREE parking. No steps. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Call Zal Gaz Grotto at 734/663-1202.

Saturday, July 2, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Pianist Ellen Rowe leads her trio with string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Sean Dobbins as they perform at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8:00 till 11:30 PM. The ER3 will play songs from Bill Evans, Johnny Mandel, Michael LeGrande and several of Rowe's outstanding original compositions. Good food and drink available. Ample, safe and FREE parking. No steps. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Call Zal Gaz Grotto at 734/663-1202.

Monday, July 4, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra will take the July Fourth holiday OFF. PKO returns to action on Monday, July 11.

Sunday, July 10, 2011 Glen Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra will perform a special outdoor big band jazz concert at the foot of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Dune Climb from 7:00 PM till 9:15 PM. This special, family friendly event is sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association. For more information check out www.glenarborart.org and/or call 231/334-6112.

Friday, July 15, 2011 Saugatuck, MI
Paul Keller will play with pianist John Shea outdoors at Wicks Park on the Kalamazoo River for a FREE concert from 6 till 9 PM.

Saturday, July 16, 2011 Douglas, MI
Paul Keller will play with vibraphonist Jim Cooper and saxophonist Ken Morgan outdoors for a FREE concert on Center Street near the Everday People Cafe from 6 till 8 PM.

Sunday, July 17, 2011 Livonia, MI
Paul Keller plays twice at the Michigan Jazz Festival. Exact times TBA. Gig #1: Vocalist Sandra Bomar, pianist Roland Hamilton and drummer Jesse Kramer will perform selections from Bomar's 2009 PKO Records CD Chuva. Gig #2: The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble performs Keller's magnum opus The Michigan Jazz Suite (15 Keller compositions inspired by and dedicated to the great state of Michigan - titles include Big Mac, Tulip Time, Corn Flake, Grand, Kitchitikipi, Sunrise Side and The House By The Side Of The Road - dedicated to Detroit Tiger radio announcer and Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Harwell). The Michigan Jazz Festival, is held every year in the Vista Tech Center at Schoolcraft Community College, located on the east side Haggerty Road between Six Mile Road and Seven Mile Road. The Michigan Jazz Festival is an all day, FREE, family friendly music event.

Monday, July 18, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The fabulous jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson will join the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra at their Monday night home, Zal Gaz Grotto.
Sunny Wilkinson is well-loved not only in Michigan, but also nationwide as one of America's top jazz vocalists. Her delivery and interpretation of jazz material is passionate and captivating. Her stage persona is friendly and laid-back. Her vocal style is all at once tender, powerful, creative, swinging, free-wheeling and organized. Sunny's incredible original big band charts are fun to hear and fun to play! Put succinctly: Sunny Wilkinson's singing and arrangements will knock you out!

*The music starts at 8:15 and goes till 11 PM.
*Cover charge is a mere $10.00.
*Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food and drinks.
*Safe, free parking.

Zal Gaz Grotto is located at:
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor)
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 West Bloomfield, MI
Clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen performs at the Jewish Community Center with the Wayne State University Jazz faculty Quartet featuring string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Cliff Monear, drummer Dave Taylor and guitarist Steve Carryer. This special concert is part of the Wayne State University Jazz Week Initiative. Check out http://music.wayne.edu/jazzweek.php. Showtime is 7:30 till 9 PM. The Jewish Community Center is located at 6600 W. Maple Road , West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Tickets are $10; $5 for those under the age of 12. There will be a pre-concert reception to meet and greet Anat Cohen. For more information call 248/661-1000 or visit www.jccdet.org.

Anat Cohen is a jazz virtuoso who is also an expert in Brazilian Choro music and Argentine tango music. Ms. Cohen was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and now resides in New York City. Anat keeps a busy schedule traveling the world performing as a soloist at concerts and festivals. She has been a member of the DIVA all-female big band, the Birdland Big Band and the Nicholas Payton Big Band. For more info about Anat Cohen check out www.anatcohen.com.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 Grosse Pointe, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will present a special outdoor big band concert for the Grosse Pointe Music On The Plaza Series. The PKO will play one 90 minute set that includes some classic big band material, some Keller originals, some pre-historic jazz and several tunes sung by the PKO's wonderful vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. This FREE event takes place from 7 PM till 8:30 PM at the intersection of Kercheval and Saint Clair in downtown Grosse Pointe. Bring a folding lawn chair.

Friday, July 22, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays with Cincinnati pianist Phil DeGreg, Brazilian guitarist/composer Bruno Mangueira, and saxophonist Doug Horn at Kerrytown Concert House. This concert entitled Brazilian Jazz Meets American Jazz will include some of Bruno's magnificent original compositions, some lesser known tunes from A. C. Jobim, a few jazz standards and some tunes from the Great American songbook. Two separate shows at 8 PM and 10 PM. Kerrytown Concert House is located a 415 N. Fourth Street. For reservations call 734/769-2999. For more information check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Saturday, July 23, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Saxophonist George Benson performs at Zal Gaz Grotto from 8 till 11;30 PM. Joining George will be pianist Ellen Rowe, drummer Tom Brown and string bassist Paul Keller. $10 cover charge. Good food and drinks. Ample, safe, free parking. No steps. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor).

Thursday, July 28, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays with saxophonist Doug Horn and pianist Tony Viviano from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. The trio will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music in the classic, straight-ahead jazz style. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Friday, July 29, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Monday, August 1, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra is NOT PERFORMING TONIGHT at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO is taking August OFF from their steady Monday big band night at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will return to regular EVERY Monday night action on Monday, September 12.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillan and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Monday, August 8, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra is NOT PERFORMING TONIGHT at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO is taking August OFF from their steady Monday big band night at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will return to regular EVERY Monday night action on Monday, September 12.

August 8, 2011 Bansko, Bulgaria
Paul Keller plays with pianist Larry Vuckovich, drummer Chuck McPherson and vocalist Jackie Ryan at BANSKO INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. Nikola Vaptsarov Square, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria. FREE ADMISSION. Show time: 9:30 PM.

August 10, 2011 Novi Sad, Serbia
Paul Keller plays with pianist Larry Vuckovich, drummer Chuck McPherson and vocalist Jackie Ryan at SUMMER 2011 CONCERTS: Vrt srednjoskolskog Doma (open air), Futoska 1a, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia. Show time: 9:00 PM.

August 12, 2011 Nis, Serbia
Paul Keller plays with pianist Larry Vuckovich, drummer Chuck McPherson and vocalist Jackie Ryan at NISVILLE INTERNACIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL: Stara Tvrdjava (Old fortress) Open air, 18000 Nis, Serbia. Show time: t.b.a.

Monday, August 15, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra is NOT PERFORMING TONIGHT at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO is taking August OFF from their steady Monday big band night at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will return to regular EVERY Monday night action on Monday, September 12.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller and Friends play at Zal Gaz Grotto for an EARLY SHOW from 6:30 PM till 10 PM. We're starting early tonight in hopes that you will come hungry and eat dinner at Zal Gaz Grotto. ZGG has good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Tonight's group includes trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, saxophonist Ben Jansson, trombonist Terry Kimura, pianist Ellen Rowe, drummer Sean Dobbins and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. Come enjoy the jazz, the food and drinks, the airconditioning and the cameraderie of other like-minded music lovers. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline).

Sunday, August 21, 2011 Ypsilanti, MI
Paul Keller and pianist Duncan McMillan play a set of swing and standards from 2 till 3 PM at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival downtown at Riverside Park.

Monday, August 22, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra is NOT PERFORMING TONIGHT at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO is taking August OFF from their steady Monday big band night at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will return to regular EVERY Monday night action on Monday, September 12.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Paul Keller performs with The Detroit Tenors featuring saxophonists Steve Wood and Carl Cafagna, drummer Billy Higgins and pianist Scott Gwinell at The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. The Detroit Tenors perform two 60 minutes shows at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe is located at 97 Kercheval Avenue. Reservations are required. Call 313/882-5299 or check out www.dirtydogjazz.com.

Thursday, August 25, 2011 Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Paul Keller performs with The Detroit Tenors featuring saxophonists Steve Wood and Carl Cafagna, drummer Billy Higgins and pianist Scott Gwinell at The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. The Detroit Tenors perform two 60 minutes shows at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe is located at 97 Kercheval Avenue. Reservations are required. Call 313/882-5299 or check out www.dirtydogjazz.com.

Friday, August 26, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays with saxophonist Janelle Reichman, pianist Tad Weed, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner and drummer Sean Dobbins at Kerrytown Concert House. Janelle Reichman is a native of Ann Arbor who attended the University of Michigan and Cincinatti Conservatory of Music. Janelle now lives in New York City where she performs as a full-time jazz artist. She is a saxophone wizard of the first order. This modern jazz concert will include several of Janelle's magnificent original compositions, a few jazz standards and some tunes from the Great American songbook.

Two separate shows at 7 PM and 10 PM. Kerrytown Concert House is located a 415 N. Fourth Street. For reservations call 734/769-2999. Kerrytown Concert House has one of the finest Steinway pianos in the state of Michigan. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor 48104. Call Kerrytown Concert House SOON at 734/769-2999 for reservations. Check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 2009 Elmira, MI
The 7-piece Easy Street Jazz Band will perform a special concert at Lakes Of The North of dixieland and traditional jazz in the Lakes of the North community house, between Gaylord, MI and Elmira, MI. Show at 7:30 PM. Public welcome. Tickets are $15.00. Reservations are not accepted. Come early and get a seat. 170 seats available. The Easy Street Jazz Band is leader/cornetist Paul Klinger, clarinetist Mike Jones, trombonist Terry Kimura, pianist James Dapogny, bassist Paul Keller, guitarist/banjoist Rod McDonald and drummer Van Hunsberger.
To get to Lakes of the North:
Take I-75 NORTH to exit #270 (Waters exit), at the end of the exit ramp go left (WEST) 1/4 mile to Old 27. Turn right (NORTH) on Old 27 and go about three miles to Mancelona Road (CR 38). Turn Left (WEST) on Mancelona Road (CR 38) and go eight miles to the entrance of Lakes of The North (on the right). Follow Pineview Drive about 3.5 miles to the Clubhouse. The phone number of the Clubhouse is 231/585-6320.

Sunday, August 28, 2011 Woodside, CA
Paul Keller performs with pianist Larry Vuckovich, drummer Chuck McPherson, vocalist Jackie Ryan and saxophonist Noel Jewks at Filoli Garden. Showtime is 1:30 PM. Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli Garden is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. For more info check out www.filoli.org.

Monday, August 29, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra is NOT PERFORMING TONIGHT at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO is taking August OFF from their steady Monday big band night at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will return to regular EVERY Monday night action on Monday, September 12.

Sunday, September 4, 2011 Half Moon Bay, CA
Paul Keller performs with pianist Larry Vuckovich, drummer Chuck McPherson, vocalist Jackie Ryan and saxophonist Noel Jewks at Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society. Showtime is 4:30 PM. For more info check out www.bachddsoc.org.

Monday, September 5, 2011 (Labor Day) Detroit, MI
Paul Keller joins vocalist Kathy Kosins, pianist Cliff Monear, drummer Sean Dobbins and trumpeter Walt Szymanski for a special performance at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival held at Hart Plaza downtown on the Detroit River. This quintet plays on the Pyramid Stage from 6:30 till 7:30 PM. The Detroit Jazz Festival is a FREE event.

Monday, September 5, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra is NOT PERFORMING TONIGHT at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO is taking August OFF from their steady Monday big band night at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will return to regular EVERY Monday night action on Monday, September 12.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller Quartet featuring pianist Duncan McMillan, saxophonist Ben Jansson and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo play their very first gig at the Passport Lounge, 3776 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI (1/2 mile south of I-94). 7 till 10 PM. Good food and drinks. Free parking.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 Reno, NV
Clarinetist Dave Bennett, string bassist Paul Keller, pianist Tad Weed, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, and vocalist Carol McCartney join the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform Dave's new orchestra Pops show Clarinet Is King. Clarinet Is King features 10 new original orchestra charts written by Paul Keller. For more details check out www.renophilharmonic.com.

Monday, September 12, 2011 Ann Arbor. MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra returns to regular EVERY MONDAY NIGHT BIG BAND ACTION at Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Stadium). PKO plays a wide variety of big band material from the entire history of jazz including music of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, The McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman, Lennie Niehaus, Gerry Mulligan and more. Paul Keller has been very busy during the PKO's six-week hiatus, not only traveling around the USA and the world, but also creating 7 new big band charts for PKO and their new vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. Zal Gaz Grotto serves good food and drinks that are reasonably priced. Safe, free parking. No steps. Air conditioning. Come and be a part of Ann Arbor's beloved Monday night big band tradition!

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillanand vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Friday, September 16, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
CD Release concert at Kerrytown Concert House for vocalist Marlena Studar and her new Christmas recording featuring vocalist Mark Randisi, bassist Paul Keller, pianist Cliff Monear, drummer Sean Dobbins. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. Fourth Ave. Call 734/769-2999 for reservations.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Duncan McMillan Trio with vocalist Sarah D'Angelo play at Zal Gaz Grotto for an EARLY SHOW from 6:30 PM till 10 PM. We're starting early tonight in hopes that you will come hungry and eat dinner at Zal Gaz Grotto. ZGG has good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Come enjoy the jazz, the food and drinks, the air-conditioning and the cameraderie of other like-minded music lovers. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline).

Sunday, September 18, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Ellen Rowe Trio featuring Paul Keller and Pete Siers perform at Kerrytown Concert House from 2 till 3:30 PM. This is another in their popular Play and Chat Afternoon Jazz Concert Series. The concert's theme is The Music and Style of the Ahmad Jamal Trio. As an extra added bonus, the University of Michigan Honors Jazz Trio will perform and discuss one piece by Ahmad Jamal that they had prepared for last week's personal, educational encounter at UM with Mr. Jamal. For reservations call Kerrytown Concert House at 734/769-2999.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 Birmingham, MI
B'Jazz Vespers featuring bassist Paul Keller, pianist Duncan McMillan, saxophonist Ben Jansson, drummer Jimmy Ryan, and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. 5-7 PM. FREE ADMISSION but a free-will will offering will be taken at the intermission to pay the band. B'Jazz Vespers are held at Birmingham Baptist Church, 300 Willits (one block north of Maple between Southfield and Woodward in downtown Birmingham, MI).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Detroit Tenors play a FREE concert at 7 PM at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State Street on the campus of the University of Michigan. The Detroit Tenors jazz band is saxophonists Steve Wood and Carl Cafagna, pianist Scott Gwinell, drummer Sean Dobbins and bassist Paul Keller. The Detroit Tenors pay tribute to jazz's many famous two-tenor saxophone bands including the teams of Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray, Lester Young/Herschel Evans, Sonny Stitt/Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Ponca City, Oklahoma
Paul Keller plays with saxophonist Eric Allison, pianist Randy Porter and vocalist Cheryl Fischer at the Marland Mansion from 7:30 till 8:30 PM.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 Ponca City, Oklahoma
Paul Keller plays with saxophonist Eric Allison, pianist Randy Porter and vocalist Cheryl Fischer at the Poncan Theatre, 104 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK, 74601.
10 AM Live radio broadcast/interview.
1 PM Workshop at Ponca City High School with the trio following radio show.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. - Rehearsal/sound check open to an invited audience for a "behind the scenes" look into the world of the performing arts.
7:30 PM concert.
For tickets contact www.poncantheatre.org or call 580/765-0943.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Saxophonist Ben Jansson leads his quartet in a special concert of the Music of Thelonious Monk. This special FREE jazz event takes place from 7 till 8:15 PM at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave. The band will play several of Monk's famous tunes including Well You Needn't, Eronel, Epistrophy, Four In One, Sixteen, Round Midnight, and Bright Mississippi. For more info call 734/327-4200 and/or check out aadl.org.

Friday, September 30, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller and Friends pianist Duncan McMillan, saxophonist Ben Jansson drummer Pete Siers and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo at Zal Gaz Grotto.
*The music starts at 6:30 and goes till 10 PM.
*Cover charge is a mere $10.00.
*Zal Gaz Grotto offers good food and drinks and air-conditioning.
*Safe, free parking.

Zal Gaz Grotto is located at:
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor)
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Sunday, October 2, 2011 Plymouth, MI
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs a special FREE jazz big band concert at Plymouth First United Methodist Church from 4 till 6:30 PM. Plymouth First United Methodist Church is located at 45201 North Territorial Road. Check out www.pfumc.org.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillan and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Monday, October 10, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes dancers from Swing Ann Arbor for a special night of SWING DANCE MUSIC at Zal Gaz Grotto. The PKO will play from 7:30 PM till 10:15 PM featuring great swing music from throughout the 100 year history of jazz: Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, and many more. Everyone is welcome to dance. No partner necessary. Great food and reasonably priced drinks at Zal Gaz Grotto. Ample, safe and free parking. $10 cover charge pays the band. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor). Call Zal Gaz Grotto at 734/663-1202. Check out www.swingannarbor.org.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Ellen Rowe Trio featuring Paul Keller and Pete Siers perform at Kerrytown Concert House from 7:30 till 9 PM. This is another in their popular Play and Chat Afternoon Jazz Concert Series. For reservations call Kerrytown Concert House at 734/769-2999. Check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Friday, October 14, 2011 Hart, MI
Clarinetist Dave Bennett and his quintet perform at Hart Middle School Auditorium from 7 till 9:30 PM. Dave Bennett's band on this day will be pianist Tad Weed, string bassist Paul Keller, drummer Pete Siers, and guitarist Hugh Leal.

Saturday, October 15, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller leads the big band for vocalist Kathy Kosins' stage show Rhapsody In Boop: A Tribute To Betty Boop. The show consists of music from Max Fleischer's Betty Boop animated cartoons of the 1930s including selections from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Don Redman. This special event will be held at the Charles A. Wright Museum of African American History. Showtime for this evening performance is 7 PM. The Charles A. Wright Museum is located at 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201-1443. Tickets are $35 with rates for groups of 20 or more. Tickets may be purchased at www.chwmuseum.org. Call for more information: (313) 494-5800.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller leads the big band for vocalist Kathy Kosins' stage show Rhapsody In Boop: A Tribute To Betty Boop. The show consists of music from Max Fleischer's Betty Boop animated cartoons of the 1930s including selections from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Don Redman. This special event will be held at the Charles A. Wright Museum of African American History. Showtime for this matinee is 3 PM. The Charles A. Wright Museum is located at 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201-1443. Tickets are $35 with rates for groups of 20 or more. Tickets may be purchased at www.chwmuseum.org. Call for more information: (313) 494-5800.

Monday, October 17, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Albion College Jazz Band to Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2011/2012 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 7:30 PM till 8:30. Then, the Albion College Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 8:30 PM till 9:00. Members of the Albion Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 9:00 till 10:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Albion College Jazz Band is directed by Dr. James Ball.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Framington, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble will perform a matinee concert from 1 PM till 2:30 PM for the Adult Learning Institute at the Smith Theatre on the campus of Oakland Community College. Oakland Community College is located at 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334-4579. For more information call 248/522-3400 or 248/349 1276. Check out www.oaklandcc.edu.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays from 9 PM till midnight at The Raven's Club, 207 S. Main with pianist Ellen Rowe and drummer Pete Siers. The trio will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music. Students from the University of Michigan Jazz Studies Department will join the trio for a jam session in the later part of the evening. The Raven's Club offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at The Raven's Club. Call 734/214-0400 and check out www.theravensclub.com.

Wednesday, October 26, 2012 Commerce Township, MI
String bassist Paul Keller, pianist Cliff Monear and drummer Scott Kretzer accompany New York vocalist Susan Tobocaman in a special concert. This family-friendly jazz event will be held at 7:00 PM at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 2700 E. West Maple Road in Commerce Charter Township (at the SE corner of the intersection of M-5 and Maple Road). Call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 248/569-9200. Admission is $10.00. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays with saxophonist Paul Vornhagen and pianist Tad Weed from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. The trio will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Friday, October 28, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. This trio plays every LAST FRIDAY of the month at Cliff Bell's. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Monday, October 31, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra will take Halloween Night OFF from Zal Gaz Grotto so they can go out trick-or-treating. No gig tonight at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO will return to regular EVERY Monday night big band action at Zal Gaz Grotto next Monday, November 7. See ya then.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillan and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Sunday, November 6, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Ellen Rowe Trio featuring Paul Keller and Pete Siers perform at Kerrytown Concert House from 2 till 3:30 PM. This is another in their popular Play and Chat Jazz Concert Series. For reservations call Kerrytown Concert House at 734/769-2999.

Monday, November 7, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes St. Mary's Prep Academy Jazz Band to Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2011/2012 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 7:30 PM till 8:30. Then, the St. Mary's Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 8:30 PM till 9:00. Members of the St. Mary's Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 9:00 till 10:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The St. Mary's Prep Academy Jazz Band is directed by Joshua James.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan French Horn professor Adam Unsworth welcomes guest jazz trumpeter Les Thimming from Madison, WI to play a FREE concert from 8 PM till 9:30 PM at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State Street (on the campus of the University of Michigan). This event will spotlight Mr. Thimmig's arrangements for jazz sextet features the musical talents of is saxophonist Andrew Bishop, vibraphonist Cary Kocher, drummer Pete Siers and bassist Paul Keller.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays from 9 PM till midnight at The Raven's Club, 207 S. Main with pianist Ellen Rowe and drummer Pete Siers. The trio will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music. Students from the University of Michigan Jazz Studies Department will join the trio for a jam session in the later part of the evening. The Raven's Club offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at The Raven's Club. Call 734/214-0400 and check out www.theravensclub.com.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller and Friends at Zal Gaz Grotto from 6:30 till 10 PM. Join Keller and his friend Paul Finkbeiner, Ben Jansson, Terry Kimura, Sean Dobbins, Ellen Rowe and Sarah D'Angelo as they perform nifty, original 3-arrangements of tunes from Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Art Blakey. Sarah sings songs from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Walter Donaldson, and more. Good food and drink at Zal Gaz Grotto. Sage, FREE parking. $10 cover charge pays the band. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor.

Monday, November 21, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Eastern Michigan University Jazz Band to Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2011/2012 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 7:30 PM till 8:30. Then, the EMU Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 8:30 PM till 9:00. Members of the EMU Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 9:00 till 10:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The EMU Prep Academy Jazz Band is directed by Don Babcock.

Friday, November 25, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller performs with pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. This trio plays every LAST FRIDAY of the month at Cliff Bell's. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller leads a quartet of his friends from 9 PM till midnight at Vinology, 100 S. Main. Performing with Keller will be saxophonist Ben Jansson, pianist Duncan McMillan and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The quartet will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music, all Keller-ized for your pleasure. Vinology offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at Vinology.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Shelby Township, MI
Paul Keller plays piano and Sarah D'Angelo sings at Filipa's Restaurant from 7 PM till 11 PM. Filipa's serves great steaks, seafood and baby back ribs. Filipa's is located at 45125 Mound Road Shelby Township, MI 48317 (at the corner of M-59 and Mound Road). Call 586/254-1311. Check out www.filipas.com.

Sunday, December 4, 2011 Ypsilanti, MI
The 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble perform their annual Jazz Holiday Program from 2:00 PM till 3:30 PM at the Ypsilanti District Library located at 5577 Whitaker Road (about 1 and 1/2 miles south of I-94). This is a FREE, family friendly musical event. Check out www.ypsilibrary.org.

Monday, December 5, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Mott Community College Jazz Big Band to Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2011/2012 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 7:30 PM till 8:30. Then, the Mott Jazz Band will play a 30 minute set from 8:30 PM till 9:00. Members of the Mott Jazz Band will be invited to join the PKO for the last set from 9:00 till 10:00 PM. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Mott Community College Jazz Big Band is directed by John Hill.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Detroit, MI
Cliff Bell's Jazz Club has purchased in new Steinway grand piano for the use of the many fine musicians who play there every week. On this night, Cliff Bell's will unveil the new piano and formally dedicate the piano to the memory of pianist Steve Richko. Steve Richko was a magnificent jazz pianist, a beautiful human being and friend to Cliff Bell's where he performed hundreds of times before his untimely death on Oct. 3, 2010. Steve was only 34 years old when he died but he made a permanent positive impression on Cliff Bell's, on everyone who knew him and on everyone who was fortunate to hear his incredible piano artistry. It is with great pride and joy that Cliff Bell's dedicates their new Steinway grand piano to the memory of Steve Richko.

The official ceremony begins at 9:00 PM and will be followed by a jam session hosted by Steve Richko's musical partner, string bassist Paul Keller.

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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Ellen Rowe Trio featuring Paul Keller and Pete Siers perform at Kerrytown Concert House from 2 till 3:30 PM. This is another in their popular Play and Chat Afternoon Jazz Concert Series. For reservations call Kerrytown Concert House at 734/769-2999 and/or check out www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Monday, December 12, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Orchestra welcomes Ann Arbor Community High School Jazz Combos 1 and 2 to Zal Gaz Grotto as participants in the 2011/2012 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program. The PKO will play from 7:30 PM till 8:30. Then, the Community HS Jazz Bands will play a 30 minute set from 8:30 PM till 9:00. This event will be rewarding and memorable for the student musicians, the pros and audience members alike. The Ann Arbor Community High School Jazz Combos are directed by Jack Wagner.

Thursday, December 14, 2011 Commerce Township, MI
The Cliff Monear Trio (with pianist Monear, string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Scott Kretzer) presents their annual Jazz Holiday Program. The trio will welcome to the stage vocalist Stephane Monear and saxophonist Ben Jansson. The band will play and sing new, original jazz arrangements of holiday tunes created especially for this concert. This family-friendly holiday jazz event will be held at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 2700 E. West Maple Road in Commerce Charter Township (at the SE corner of the intersection of M-5 and Maple Road). Doors open at 6:00 PM for an informal pot luck dinner and social gathering. If you wish to partake of this pot luck dinner, please bring a dish to pass, your own plates and silverware. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 248/569-9200. Check out www.steinwaypianogalleryofdetroit.com. Admission to this event is $10.00.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Keller plays from 9 PM till midnight at The Raven's Club, 207 S. Main with pianist Ellen Rowe and drummer Pete Siers. The trio will play a mix of standards, jazz tunes and original music. Students from the University of Michigan Jazz Studies Department will join the trio for a jam session in the later part of the evening. The Raven's Club offers fine food and great wine in a hip, cosmopolitan setting. No cover charge at The Raven's Club. Call 734/214-0400 and check out www.theravensclub.com.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 Birmingham, MI
The Paul Keller Ensemble performs their Jazz Christmas Program for the B'Jazz Vespers at Birmingham Baptist Church from 5 till 7 PM. Admission to this family-friendly music event is FREE, however a free-will offering will be collected at the intermission to pay the band. Birmingham Baptist Church is located at 300 Willits (one block north of Maple between Southfield and Woodward in downtown Birmingham, MI). The Paul Keller Ensemble will perform selections from their two popular CDs: Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers and More Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers. For more info, call: 248/644-0550.
The Paul Keller Ensemble for this concert is:
Paul Keller - string bass; Ellen Rowe - piano; Sean Dobbins - drums; Paul Finkbeiner - trumpet, Keith Kaminski - saxes; Terry Kimura - trombone; and Sarah D'Angelo - vocalist; and special guest percussionist Cary Kocher - vibraphone, tympani, chimes, glockenspiel, slap stick, sleigh bells, hand bells, tambourine, temple blocks, wind chimes, bell tree, finger cymbals, triangle, bongos, congas and whistling.

Thursday, December 22, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
The Paul Keller Quartet with string bassist Paul Keller, vocalist Sarah D'Angelo, pianist Duncan McMillan and saxophonist Ben Jansson play and sing great jazz from 7 till 10 PM at Passport Lounge, 3776 South State Street (just south of I-94) in Ann Arbor. Passport Lounge offers excellent food (sushi is their speciality) and drinks at reasonable prices, free parking, no cover charge. Here's a big perk: Mention to your waiter/waitress that you came to Passport to support the Paul Keller Quartet and receive 50% OFF your dinner entree! The PK4 will play at Passport Lounge the 4th Thursday of EVERY month. Next gig is Thursday, January 26, 2012.


Friday, December 30, 2011 Detroit, MI
Paul Keller
performs with pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. Showtime at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club is from 9:30 PM till 1:30 AM. This trio plays every LAST FRIDAY of the month at Cliff Bell's. 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 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM and midnight. Check out www.cliffbells.com.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 St. Joseph, MI
Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs with pianist Tad Weed, drumer Pete Siers, guitarist Hugh Leal, vibraphonist Jim Cooper, and string bassist Paul Keller at the Shadowland Ballroom, Silver Beach, 333 Broad Street in St. Joseph, MI 49085 as part of the Southwest Michigan Symphony's New Year's Eve Gala. 7:00 PM start time. Tickets are $150.00 ($40.00 tax deductable) includes a seven course meal, open bar, dancing, carousel rides, silent auction, and a palm reader. For reservations call 269/982-4030 or email or check out www.smso.org.

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EVERY MONDAY: The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs at Zal Gaz Grotto 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard on the west side of Ann Arbor (between Liberty and Pauline - across from the post office and next door to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership). Showtime is 8:15 PM till 11:00 PM. Great food and drinks! Ample, safe, and FREE Parking! No steps! Excellent acoustics. Friendly staff. $10.00 cover charge. Come and enjoy GREAT BIG BAND MUSIC every Monday night. It's a beloved Monday night TRADITION!

EVERY TUESDAY: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band plays dixieland and traditional jazz from 5:30 PM till 8:30 PM at Zal Gaz Grotto located at 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. in Arbor, MI (halfway between Pauline Ave. and Jackson Ave.) Zal Gaz Grotto is on the NORTH side of Stadium Boulevard next to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership and across from the main Ann Arbor Post Office. Doors open at 4:00 PM. Full cash bar and good food available. $10.00 cover charge. Zal Gaz Grotto takes CASH ONLY (No credit cards).

Every Sunday Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings perform at LIVE at PJ's in Ann Arbor from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM. Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (PORK) is a 10-piece early jazz ensemble specializing in the music of Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington. LIVE @ PJ's is located at First Street in downtown Ann Arbor.

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