Paul Keller Ensemble

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Paul Keller Ensemble
Background Information


Ann Arbor



Years Active

1994 - Present

Record Label



Paul Keller - leader, string bass
Ellen Rowe - piano
Sean Dobbins - drums
Paul Finkbeiner - trumpet
Keith Kaminski - saxophones
Terry Kimura - trombone

Sarah D'Angelo - vocals

Past Members

Phil Kelly, Pete Siers, Scott Peterson, Chris Smith


Paul Keller Ensemble

Associated Acts

Paul Keller Orchestra, Paul Keller Trio, Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quartet/Quintet


The Paul Keller Ensemble (PKE) is a three horn jazz septet consisting of trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, bass, drums and vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. The hallmark of this group is, of course, sterling improvised jazz solos. However, the landscapes of Keller's arrangements are cleverly dotted with signposts for the listener, including riffs, interludes, backgrounds, shout choruses and lots of melody. The result is a jazz band whose performances are entertaining, energetic, engaging, accessible and fun to experience.

The Paul Keller Ensemble's repertoire is vast and varied, consisting of familiar standards to more adventurous fare in the style of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The PKE plays the many creative arrangements and compositions of its leader Paul Keller.

Paul Keller Ensamble L-R
Keith Kaminski, Sarah D'Angelo, Ellen Rowe (seated), Paul Keller, Paul Finkbeiner, Terry Kimura, Sean Dobbins


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