Friday, December 29, 2017

Acoustic Café to feature the Paul King Trio on Jan. 12 at Howell Opera House
     Acoustic Café is an annual music series held at the historic Howell Opera House that features outstanding Michigan performers, now celebrating its 11th year. This year’s series continues with the big band smooth jazz sounds of the Paul King Trio. With Rob Bourassa on guitar, Mike Karoub on bass, and Paul King on vocals, these three Michigan natives combine their considerable musical talents into a fabulous evening of jazz and swing.
    The concert will be performed on Friday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.
    Paul King is well known to audiences around the Midwest as the vocalist of the swinging and award-winning big band, the Rhythm Society Orchestra. He has performed since childhood and continued singing throughout his life with a passion for fine tuning his style, technique and jazz chops, but always with a nod to the swingin’ crooners of big band era. 
    Mike Karoub has toured as a bassist with several jazz orchestras with appearances at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl and Garrison Keillor and been a featured cellist in numerous symphony orchestras.   
     Rob Bourassa has played and taught guitar for a living since his youth, as well as working as a featured performer at Greenfield Village and a session guitarist, arranger and producer, working with many artists including Maria Maldaur, Brian Setzer and Drake Bell. Rob has performed many shows with cellist Mike Karoub, and though the two usually work as an improvisational duo, they always look forward to accompanying their favorite singer, Paul King.
    The Acoustic Café series runs every Friday night from January 5– March 9. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 7:30 pm. Open to the public, the cost is $8.00 at the door, $6.00 for Livingston Arts Council members.

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