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Accomplished jazz saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist, Paul Vornhagen will appear on CTAC’s stage with his jazz quartet, which includes pianist Gary Schunk, bassist Patrick Prouty, and drummer Larry Ochiltree. They will perform a variety of jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Thelonius Monk, and more. A talented composer as well, Vornhagen will also perform several of his own compositions. His tenor sax sound has been compared to Stan Getz; his flute to Herbie Mann; and his vocals to Chet Baker and Mel Torme. Attendees can expect a night of sizzling solos, romantic vocals, and a tight quartet sound.
Paul Vornhagen has won Detroit Music Awards on six separate occasions in multiple categories: Jazz Reeds, Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, Instrumentalist, World Music Recording (2), and Jazz Recording. His recordings have been featured on the top NPR syndicated programs nationwide. Vornhagen studied music at City College in San Francisco from 1978-79, and presently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he got his start on the flute in 1972.
Over the course of his 40+ year career, Vornhagen has performed in concert halls, jazz clubs, libraries, civic music series, music festivals, and more in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay area, Hollywood, Oklahoma, New York City, New Jersey, Ohio, Canada, Paris and Marseilles, France, and throughout Michigan.
Paul Vornhagen teaches private lessons out of his home in Ann Arbor, as well as at the Northville Center for Music and the Ann Arbor Music Center, where he accepts voice students and those who play saxophone, flute, piccolo, piano, and clarinet.