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

Paul Finkbeiner...trumpet

Paul Finkbeiner's association with Paul Keller dates back to 1983 when Fink was a member of Keller's Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 10-piece band Daddy-O. Finkbeiner has been an important member of the BOPO and PKO since 1990. His moniker, "The Iron Man" is well deserved as he handles both lead trumpet duties and jazz solos with equal aplumb. Because of his stellar musicianship and formidable jazz improvisation skills, Paul is in great demand as a sideman throughout Michigan. Paul is also a talented composer and arranger, contributing many fine charts to both the PKO and PKE libraries. He is featured on many jazz CDs including Paul VornHagen'sSwing As You Are, Bess Bonnier's Suite William, the PKE's Tall Corn and Steady Gig and the PKO's Project X, Paris Blues, BINGO!, A Tribute to Count Basie and A Tribute to Benny Goodman. Paul Finkbeiner is a valued member of the Paul Keller Ensemble which plays every Wednesday night at the Firefly Club in downtown Ann Arbor, MI and a member of Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings which plays every Sunday afternoon at the Firefly Club. Finkbeiner also leads his own excellent Jazz quartet called The Atmospheric Disturbance Band. Paul Finkbeiner is a graduate of Kearsley High School in Flint, Michigan and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He keeps a full schedule of private trumpet students and is a member of the faculty of the Ann Arbor School For Performing Arts.

Contact Paul at: pfinkbeiner@comcast.net


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