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September 11, 2019



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This week, our Jazz Notes blog presents a Detroit Jazz Profile of multi-award winning bassist Paul Keller. Mr. Keller is one of he most prominent and in-demand bassists in South Eastern Michigan and beyond. You’ll be able to hear him in person this week at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café as he performs with his band, Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 14.



His skills are very diverse, allowing him to provide the perfect accompaniment for any performance. Whether it’s an intimate Jazz Trio or a large big band, such as the 15-piece Paul Keller orchestra,  Keller knows exacting what to do.



I first met Paul when he was performing with the late pianist and composer, Bess Bonnier, who I studied piano with many years ago. She told me a lot about him and what a great musician he was, etc. Since then I have heard Paul play many times at the Dirty Dog and elsewhere, and have always been impressed.




The Paul Keller Orchestra / photo by the


Besides being a true master of the bass, Paul Keller is a well-rounded musician who is well-respected as a composer, band leader, arranger, educator, and much more. He is known for his arrangements and renditions of pieces from the Great American Song Book as well as Jazz from all of its many eras.



His lengthy career has afforded him many wonderful opportunities as an artist. This includes being invited to play not only with prestigious groups here in Michigan but all over the world. As you may remember from our recent “Jazz Notes” series on a the Jazz bass, Detroit is known  world-wide for its great bassists. And, Paul Keller is one of our very best. Judge for yourself and make a reservation to catch one of his sets this week at the Dirty Dog.



For tickets and information call the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe at  313-882-5299.


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