Route 66
Bobby Troup takes us on quite a ride!
​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.

Donna Kay & The Carousers

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

video from our appearance on Studio 62!

Music is...

   the breath of life

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

Round Midnight

Thelonius Monk

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

Singer, writer, player, collaborator.

Donna Kay's immersion in music spans four 

​          decades, and countless "Notes For Today."

February, 2015

Chapman Cultural Center

Daniel Z

Bill Gerhardt

Robert Nance

Music by Dick Sisto

Lyrics by Donna Kay

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

Photo by Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

    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.

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


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

Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

​​Upcoming Shows - 2016

​​July 23 The Carousers at Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Anderson, SC 8p 

July 28 The Carousers at Quest Brewing Company, Greenville, SC 7:00

July 30 A Carousing Birthday Party (Private Show), Greenville, SC

VACATION! Scouting Charleston and Atlanta for shows!

Aug 27 The Carousers at Upstate Craft Beer Co., Greenville, 5p

Sep 2 Donna Kay with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble at Jazz in the Square, Spartanburg, SC 5:30p

​Sep 10 The Carousers at the Traveler's Rest Farmer's Market, SC 9a until Noon

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 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


BOOKING FALL/WINTER 2016 SHOWS NOW! Please visit the "Contact" page.