Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

Round Midnight

Thelonius Monk

w/ Lyrics by Bernie Hanighen. ​w/Daniel Z.

Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

Donna Kay does Jazz Standards...

Lullaby of Birdland
This George Shearling tune is one of my favorites to perform. ​w/Daniel Z.

    The Carousers, are a lively gypsy jazz, western swing and boogie blues band. Formed in October 2014, the band has become a staple in the downtown Greenville SC music scene. They've played Summer Festivals and swing dance events, and are Carousing as much as possible to "bring insanity to humanity!"

    The group features Monty Craig on guitar, Hans Wolff on violin, Robert Nance on upright bass, Kevin Korschgen on percussion, with Reed Miller and other special guests on rhythm guitar. Tunes include original compositions and special arrangements of vintage music not heard on any commercial outlet.

     Please e-mail Donna at the link provided on the Contact Page to be added to the distribution list for all of our announcements and specials.

Donna Kay & The Carousers

When the music goes      
​                    around...  

   The Carousers go to town!


The classic Wayne Shorter tune, with original lyrics. w/Daniel Z.

​​​Upcoming Shows - 2016


Oct 7 THE CAROUSER'S 2ND BIRTHDAY BASH! The Velo Fellow, Greenville, SC 9:30p FREE

Oct 14 The Carousers at Jazz on the Square, Morgan Square, Spartanburg, SC 5:30p FREE

Nov 5 Donna Kay at the Spartanburg Jazz Festival with Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and Wallace Roney!

Nov 11 The Carousers w/The Bad Popes at Gottrocks, Greenville, SC 9pm

May 11, 2017 The Carousers at Quest Brewing Co., Greenville, SC 7:00


Timeless Music for Dancers, Loafers,

Shysters, Hooligans, Cheaters, Gold-Diggers,

Loose Women & Lonely Hearts! 

A gypsy take on Sir Duke ​Ellington. For more Carousers' tunes, visit our ReverbNation and Facebook Pages!

February, 2014 

Chapman Cultural Center

Daniel Z

Bill Gerhardt

Robert Nance

Music by Dick Sisto

Lyrics by Donna Kay

The Carousers appeared at Artisphere 2016.
​Follow or copy/paste this link to the promotional

video from our appearance on Studio 62!

Route 66
Bobby Troup takes us on quite a ride!
​w/Daniel Z.

The Carousers: Monty Craig, Robert Nance, Kevin Korschgen, Reed Miller, Donna Kay & Hans Wolff

Photo by Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

Donna Kay, along with Carousers' bassist Robert Nance and percussionist Kevin Korschgen, also play with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble Big Band.