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May 2nd, 2015 – The Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quintet March 2, 2015

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The Grove Music Festival is proud to present an of the Jazz of Hoagy Carmichael with the The Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quintet . The evening will begin at 8pm at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, 5501 Jefferson Ave., Midland. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The concert will be dedicated to the late Ed Carney, former head of jazz programming for the Grove Festival.

Students bring your horn and join us at 5pm to play with the professionals in a Jazz Clinic. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Click the link for more details.

String bassist/arranger Paul Keller and his bandmates – singer/clarinetist Sarah D’Angelo, saxophonist Steve Wood, pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Stephen Boegehold – revel in the musical artistry of Hoagy Carmichael – one of America’s best loved and most prolific composers of songs from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

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The Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quintet is a talented group of Michigan-based jazz performers who are dedicated to entertaining and enchanting audiences of all ages with their personalized brand of high-energy, top-shelf jazz and swing. Tonight, enjoy The Paul Keller Quintet as they perform their new show Huzzah For Hoagy! A Celebration of the Music of Hoagy Carmichael. The PK5 has delighted jazz lovers across Michigan with performances at the Detroit Institute Of Arts, The Mackinac Island Grand Hotel Jazz Festival, The Michigan Jazz Festival, The Grand Rapids Jazz Festival and Glen Arbor Art Association’s Manitou Music Festival.

String bassist, composer, band leader and educator Paul Keller has earned the nick-name “House Bassist For The State Of Michigan” because of the many miles he logs every year traveling to jazz performances across the state. Mr. Keller also travels the world performing with a myriad of jazz luminaries including Diana Krall, Russell Malone, Tamir Hendelman, Benny Green, Bucky Pizzarelli, Stanley Jordan, and Scott Hamilton. Since 1989, the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra has played every Monday night in Ann Arbor. The PKO’s home base is Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. Over the years, the PKO’s Jazz Student Outreach Program has made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of middle school, high school and college musicians. Keller conducts clinics with high school jazz bands throughout Michigan. His exuberance and joy for music making translates quickly to students who enjoy experiencing being in Paul’s orbit. Last year, 13 of Paul’s original orchestra arrangements where performed at Carnegie Hall by Dave Bennett and the New York Pops. Paul recently returned from a 30-day tour of Australia with jazz-superstar Diana Krall, a week with Taipei Jazz Orchestra at the Taiwan Jazz Festival and sold out shows at San Francisco’s SF with saxophonist Harry Allen.

Vocalist and clarinetist Sarah D’Angelo has gained recognition and praise – from appreciative listeners, as well as her peers – as a smart, charming and entertaining jazz vocalist who connects instantly with her audiences. Sarah’s specialty is delivering heartfelt and personal interpretations of familiar songs from the Great American Songbook. She takes special pleasure in surprising listeners with lesser-know gems that always enlighten and delight. Sarah’s fresh, laid-back style, friendly delivery and cheerful smile brighten every Paul Keller Quintet performance. The Paul Keller Quartet’s 2013 CD AT SUNDOWN marked Ms. D’Angelo’s recording debut. Sarah shines as she gracefully sings or plays the melody on every track. In 2003, D’Angelo earned her Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Michigan. Sarah’s bandmates adore her and her singing; so do her audiences. Her beautiful clarinet playing is an extra added bonus.

Pianist Duncan McMillan plays with The Paul Keller Orchestra every Monday night and is the “House Pianist” at Cliff Bell’s Jazz Club in Detroit for their weekly jam sessions. Mr. McMillan is an accomplished jazz organist and is also considered a “first call” pianist in the Detroit area. Duncan is also a talented composer and arranger. His compositions have been featured on several Paul Keller Orchestra CDs. Duncan has a long history of performances with the late, great bluesman Johnnie Bassett, vocalist Odessa Harris and Ann Arbor’s favorite jazz guitarist Randy Napoleon. As a result of his diverse background in music, Duncan is a respected musical director, working as a consultant for regional theaters, churches and local bands.

Saxophonist Steve Wood is amazing! With every note he plays, Steve pays tribute to his tenor saxophone heroes: Stan Getz, Ben Webster, Lester Young and Dexter Gordon. Steve got his musical start at Oakland University with Marvin “Doc” Holliday, and also at the Jazz Development Workshop with Detroit’s Jazz Master Marcus Belgrave. Steve Wood has been the recipient of several NEA Fellowships and Michigan Council For The Arts Creative Artist Grants. Steve has two CDs as a leader: Unanswerable Questions and Deep Woods. Steve is a long-time member of the Paul Keller Orchestra. 

At 21 years old, drummer Stephen Boeghold is the youngest member of the ensemble. Stephen is a graduate of Wayne State University Jazz Studies Program and lives in Ferndale, MI. His swinging creativity and sensitivity bring beautiful color and nuance to the Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quintet.

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