Paul Keller House Calls
featuring Ursula Walker, Buddy Budson, and David Taylor
Sunday, JuLY 25th @ 7:30 PM
Paul Keller House Calls is back at KCH, this time live and in-person!
Paul brings with him featured guests and legendary Detroit musical couple Ursula Walker and Buddy Budson, who have a storied career on the Detroit music scene. With a combined performing career of 130 years, the couple were the Legacy Artists at the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival. Ursula was a star performer on early Detroit TV, radio, commercials, and USO shows. She is a veteran of the Detroit jazz club, concert hall, and festival scene. Buddy toured the world with the likes of Buddy Rich, Earl Klugh, and the Four Tops. Together they have teamed up for nearly 50 years as two of the most familiar figures in the Detroit jazz community. Besides standards and jazz repertoire, they often perform original lyrics to well-known jazz instrumentals.
Rounding out this legendary group of Detroit-based guests is percussionist extraordinaire, David Taylor.
*The Lot Lounge is an in-person event venue outside in our back parking lot. If this event needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, the show will go on for you at home! We’ll move the artists inside and pivot to a livestreamed concert on the same date and time at a private link that will be shared only with ticket holders. All decisions regarding inclement weather cancellations will be made no later than 2 hours prior to the performance, at which point all ticket holders will be notified by email about the cancellation with instructions for accessing the private livestream.
PLEASE NOTE: Since we have this livestreaming option for our audiences (and the artists we engage), there will be no refunds or exchanges for The Lot Lounge ticket purchases this summer. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to find innovative ways to continue connecting artists and audiences!
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 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 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.