Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Paul Finkbeiner is one of Michigan's top trumpet stars, performing for over 15 years with the Paul Keller Orchestra (formerly the Bird of Paradise Orchestra). He can be heard at the Firefly Club Sunday afternoons with Phil Oglive's Rhythm Kings (a small big band that specializes in music from the 20's and 30's, Monday night with the Paul Keller Orchestra (formerly the Bird of Paradise Orchestra), and Wednesday night with the Paul Keller Ensemble (a modern jazz sextet modeled after Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers).
He is featured on many jazz CDs including Paul VornHagen's Swing 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 Atmospheric Disturbance.
Ann Arbor, MI
Paul has been teaching trumpet for 12 years. He has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University. Paul is accepting beginning to advanced students.