Paul Keller Orchestra

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Paul Keller Orchestra
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Background Information


Ann Arbor



Years Active

1989 - Present

Record Label

PKO Records


Paul Keller - Band Leader, String Bass
Sarah D'Angelo - Vocalist
Pete Siers - Drums
Duncan McMillan - Piano
James Hughes - Saxophones
Mark Kieme - Saxophones
Keith Kaminski - Saxophones
Steve Wood - Saxophones, Flute
Paul Finkbeiner - Trumpet
Brandon Cooper - Trumpet
Luther Bird - Trumpet
Justin Walter - Trumpet
Terry Kimura - Trombone
Tony Bucelli - Trombone
Brooks Barnes - Trombone


Paul Keller Orchestra

Associated Acts

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


The Paul Keller Orchestra is one of Michigan's finest, oldest, most-respected and well-traveled jazz big bands. The PKO has held forth every Monday night, for over twenty nine years, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, first at the Bird of Paradise Jazz Club (13 years), then at the Firefly Club on Ashley Street (6 years), then at the New Firefly Club on Main Street (2 years), then at The Keystone Martini Bar (1 year) in Ypsilanti AND NOW at their MONDAY NIGHT HOME at the Zal Gaz Grotto] located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard on the west side of Ann Arbor. Since its inception in 1989 by string bassist, composer and arranger Paul Keller, the PKO has maintained the highest standards of musical excellence and has enjoyed providing top-quality jazz and entertainment to their loyal fan base. Originally called the Bird of Paradise Orchestra. In 2002 the Bird of Paradise Orchestra became known as the Paul Keller Orchestra and Paul's Record label BOPO Records became PKO Records.

Paul Keller Orchestra


CD's/Digital downloads:

  • Happiness (2013) Sarah D'Angelo with the Paul Keller Orchestra Website
  • A Tribute to Benny Goodman (2005) PKO Records
  • A Tribute to Count Basie (2002) PKO Records
  • Paris Blues (2001) Bird of Paradise Orchestra PKO Records
  • Bingo! [1998) Bird of Paradise Orchestra PKO Records
  • Project X (1996) Bird of Paradise Orchestra PKO Records
  • Hallelujah Train (1994) Bird of Paradise Orchestra PKO Records


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