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Michael G. Nastos Presents an Interview with Paul VornHagen

On Thursday, August 4 at 1 PM, WCBN welcomes Paul VornHagen, a bandleader in his own right and member of the award-winning Lunar Octet and Tumbao Bravo for an in-studio interview and recorded music feature. Substitute DJ Michael G. Nastos will conduct this talk during the Freeform with Ian radio program.

Some thirty years after they formed, The Lunar Octet reunited two years ago at the Kerrytown Concert House, and in mid-July of this year at the Michigan Jazz Festival. They will be joining together again to play the Flint Jazz Festival Saturday, August 13, and The Ark on Sunday, August 14. Out-of-town residents and former Ann Arborites, leader/drummer Jon Krosnick (Northern California), saxophonist/composer Steve Hiltner (North Carolina) and keyboardist Mark Kieswetter (Toronto) will reconvene in an expanded Lunar Octet with Ann Arbor’s Sam Clark on electric guitar, percussionists Aron Kaufman and Olman Piedra, Mid-Michigan bassist Jeff Dalton, founding bassists Dan Bilich and Dan Ladin, and A2 trumpeter Brandon Cooper for these performances.

Ann Arbor-based multi-woodwind veteran and vocalist Paul VornHagen will be on the airwaves to discuss his solo career, his new PKO label CD, history of the ensembles, the band members various roles, as well as the repertoire of original Latin, jazz, funk and fusion that has served The Lunar Octet well over many decades.

To listen to this broadcast, either tune in to 88.3 FM Ann Arbor or follow the link at the top of this page to stream online.