Paul Keller Quartet featuring Sarah D'angelo
West Side Story to Romeo and Juliet:
Jazz Impressions of Unrequited Love
Sunday, January 8th , 2023 @ 2:00 PM
Back for another “House” call, Paul Keller (string bassist, bandleader, composer, arranger) leads his stellar and tight-knit quartet through an entertaining concert of the familiar and beloved songs from the Broadway epic, West Side Story, the brilliant work of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
In true Keller-style, Paul has this to say about the project: “…Vocalist and clarinetist, Sarah D’Angelo delivers the melody with style, charm, and superior musicianship! Vibraphone wizard Cary Kocher spins his virtuosic yarns to delight your ears and the eyes! Pianist Adam Mosley is the franchise’s clean-up hitter who never fails to knock it out of the park every time! The band and the repertoire are all Keller-ized for your enjoyment!”
West Side Story is the re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This Paul Keller Quartet concert is the jazz re-telling of that historic tale of unrequited love. Both Montagues and Capulets will enjoy the creative and surprising way Keller and his crew swing their way from Verona, Italy, to New York City, to Ann Arbor!
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
String bassist Paul Keller is a Michigan jazz hero; he loves his life in Saline, MI where he lives with his wife and two kids and performs locally – in Detroit and across his home state of Michigan. Paul wear many jazz hats: He leads several successful and busy jazz ensembles including his 27-year old, 15-piece big band The Paul Keller Orchestra; he’s an in-demand side man, a prolific composer, a creative and skilled arranger, an enthusiastic and innovative jazz educator, a recording company owner and producer, and a nationally recognized recording artist. Paul can be heard every week at his home base – Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor (on Mondays with his PKO big band and on Tuesdays with the Easy Street Jazz Band).
Keller spent several years on the road with guitarist Russell Malone and later with singer/pianist Diana Krall. Together with Russell and Diana, Paul recorded Diana’s Grammy-nominated GRP/Impulse CD All For You. These days, Paul performs frequently with guitarist/singer and jazz super-star John Pizzarelli – they just toured Brazil for a week. Paul travels the world to play special concerts and festivals with a myriad of jazz stars including Jackie Ryan, Scott Hamilton, Larry Vuckovich, Benny Green, and Warren and Alan Vache.