has been one of the most popular performers in our Cabaret Jazz series. Her past White Horse performances have drawn large and enthusiastic crowds and we're excited to have her back.
Keeping It Real..
..is the theme for this show and Paula will bring a top notch band of the best local jazz cats including:
Michael Jefry Stevens
A Wisconsin native, Paula Hanke began performing professionally right out of high school, and her years of worldwide touring with show bands are evident in her ability to tackle just about any repertoire and make it her own. She has the rare ability to make each listener feel that they’re being sung to individually as she negotiates material from quietly intimate to roof-raising. Her debut album “The Only Voice” displays her expressive vocals with assistance from many of Asheville’s finest musicians.
Paula toured the U.S. for 7 years with a showband (Coast to Coast) and after an appearance on Star Search '88, made NYC her home for 15 years where she gigged locally from the Plaza Hotel to the Bitter End. She has toured extensively playing in clubs and showrooms in Tokyo, Bermuda, Munich, Saudi Arabia, the Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City sharing the stage with Willie Nelson, James Taylor and the Beach Boys along the way and performing for Joan Rivers, Al Hirt, Jamie Farr & Charlie Callas to name a few.