PKE is
leader, string bass:
Paul Keller
piano:
Ellen Rowe
drums:
Sean Dobbins
saxophones:
Keith Kaminski
trumpets:
Paul Finkbeiner

trombones:
Chris Smith

vocals:
Susan Chastain

Ellen Rowe...piano

Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has also been Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut. She has performed with, among others, Kenny Wheeler, Gene Bertoncini, Tom Harrell, and John Clayton. She was recently a guest on Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" on National Public Radio. In Ann Arbor, she performs regularly at the Firefly Club with The Paul Keller Ensemble on Wednesday nights. Rowe's compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by the Village Vanguard Orchestra, U.S. Navy Commodores, the Berlin and NDR Radio Jazz Orchestras in Germany, the London Symphony, and others. She has conducted All-State jazz ensembles throughout the U.S. and has been an invited clinician at the Music Educators National Conference and the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention. Ellen has two great piano Jazz CDs on PKO Records. Denali Pass is Ellen most recent CD released in January, 2005. Denali Pass is the title of Ellen's powerful, musical suite which celebrates her 2004 ascent to the summit of Mt. McKinley. The 2000 CD Sylvan Way features Ellen Rowe's quartet performing her compositions and standard tunes. Both CDs are available at www.pkorecords.com.

Contact Ellen at elrowe@umich.edu

Visit her web site: www.ellenrowe.com

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