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PAUL KING QUARTET

Influenced heavily by the great jazz, swing and soul crooners, Paul King has created a classic sound of his own. Known for his smooth tone and sophisticated style, Paul and his band have a gift for making your evening special. His interesting song choices and wonderful vocal phrasing have been making dancers, jazz heads and casual listeners happy for decades.

Paul Vornhagen Quartet

Paul VornHagen is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist who has won Detroit Music Awards on six separate occasions and categories: Jazz Reeds, Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, Instrumentalist, World Music Recording (2) and Jazz Recording. Presently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan where Paul got his start on the flute in 1972. Mostly self-taught initially, he studied music at City College Of San Francisco in 1978-79.

CHRIS CODISH

Keyboard specialist Chris Codish has steadily made himself a vital part of the Detroit musical community. A perennial winner at the Detroit Music Awards over the past fourteen years, he has received multiple honors for his vocal and songwriting skills as well as his keyboard mastery...

MICHAEL ZAPORSKI

Michael Zaporski creates astonishing music that merges American jazz traditions with a West-African-influenced rhythmic dialogue. Serving as the pianist for the late Detroit saxophonist Sam Sanders, Zaporski traveled to West Africa, playing and teaching jazz through the U.S. State Department.

Olivia Van Goor Duo

William Marshall Bennett (piano) and Olivia Van Goor (vocals) have been working together for a little over a year, both as a duo and in band settings. Olivia and Will are heavily influenced by many styles of jazz, ranging from Traditional and Swing era to be-bop and fusion. They greatly enjoy putting their own unique spin on standard songs. OliviaVan Goor is a SE Michigan jazz vocalist. She grew up near Cleveland, OH, graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH in 2019, and is now playing music and teaching private lessons. William Bennett is an Ann Arbor based pianist. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in Jazz Studies and is currently working on a Masters Degree at Wayne State.

PAUL KELLER QUARTET featuring: PAUL KING

Influenced heavily by the great jazz, swing and soul crooners, Paul King has created a classic sound of his own. Known for his smooth tone and sophisticated style, Paul and his band have a gift for making your evening special. His interesting song choices and wonderful vocal phrasing have been making dancers, jazz heads and casual listeners happy for decades.

Olivia Van Goor Quartet

William Marshall Bennett (piano) and Olivia Van Goor (vocals) have been working together for a little over a year, both as a duo and in band settings. Olivia and Will are heavily influenced by many styles of jazz, ranging from Traditional and Swing era to be-bop and fusion. They greatly enjoy putting their own unique spin on standard songs. OliviaVan Goor is a SE Michigan jazz vocalist. She grew up near Cleveland, OH, graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH in 2019, and is now playing music and teaching private lessons. William Bennett is an Ann Arbor based pianist. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in Jazz Studies and is currently working on a Masters Degree at Wayne State.

JOHN T-BONE PAXTON

John “Tbone” Paxton is a veteran trombonist and vocalist professionally active in Southeastern Michigan for many years. He is the featured singer and trombone soloist with the award-winning jazz ensemble...

TONY VIVIANO

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Tonys’ formal classical training began at the age of 7. His involvement with music led him to study at Sienna Heights University, concentrating on jazz and classical piano, theory and composition. Along with his studies and as keyboardist/composer for various groups he also found time to study with Toledo jazz legend Gene Parker. His versatility also earned him an adjunct faculty position at Washtenaw Community College in Ypsilanti , Michigan. Under then departmental head Morrice J. Lawrence Jr. he taught classes in theory and jazz/blues piano. During this time Tony mentored under the remarkable pianist/keyboardist Pittsburgh native, Eddie Russ.

PHIL KELLY

Phil Kelly, a 35 year veteran of the Detroit Jazz scene and one of the most in-demand pianists in the Metro Detroit area

PAUL KELLER QUARTET featuring CARY KOCHER

Paul is well known for his associations with pianist/vocalist Diana Krall and guitarist Russell Malone. Paul has performed with jazz greats Joe Williams, Cab Calloway...