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The American Songbook of Jazz with Paul VornHagen

Paul VornHagen presents the American Songbook of Jazz, including pieces from American composers such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Thelonius Monk. Winner of 6 Detroit Music Awards, saxophonist/flutist and vocalist Paul VornHagen has been a mainstay on the Detroit/Ann Arbor/Toledo/Chicago/San Francisco jazz scenes for over 35 years. Paul has appeared at many well-known jazz festivals and nightclubs and has released numerous critically acclaimed recordings on Schoolkids and PKO Records labels. In this performance, Paul will be accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums.

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Also available in: e-book

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