​​​​​Upcoming Shows - 2017

Aug 4 New Belgium Brewing Liquid Center 5:00p

*August Break*
Check out Mings & Craig every Thursday at Blue Moon Ballroom, Columbia, SC
Check out the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble August 18 @ Chapman Cultural Center 7:30p 
(Featuring Donna Kay, Robert Nance and Kevin Korschgen in a 17-piece big band)

Sep 7 Swing Dance on NOMA Square 7:00p - Details Soon!

Sep 16 Merck Mountain Festival to benefit Helping Hands of Clemson 3:45p

 Sep 22 Stillwater Taproom, Augusta, GA 10:00 p.m. $5

​Oct 7 "Swing at the Swamp" by Garden City Jazz, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Augusta, GA 7:30p

Oct 15 FALL FOR GREENVILLE, Jazz & Blues Stage, 3:30p #FFGVL

Oct 20 at The Velo Fellow, 21+ 9:30pm (NO Cover)

   ​THE CAROUSERS' YOU TUBE CHANNEL: ​​https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-EFqp6LgFLVFrT2QcWsSw

    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 Upstate 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

Timeless Music for Dancers, Loafers,

Shysters, Hooligans, Cheaters, Gold-Diggers,

Loose Women & Lonely Hearts! 

When the music goes around...            The Carousers go to town!

"Temper My Love" recorded at The Velo Fellow 

by Rob Seel 2015, Greenville, SC 

​Donna Kay, along with Carousers' bassist Robert Nance and percussionist Kevin Korschgen,

also plays with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble Big Band. 


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

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

Route 66

Available on CD Baby

and Streaming Now

Select Tracks Available on Band Camp

Donna Kay does Jazz Standards...

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

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

Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

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.
​Link to
our appearance on Studio 62!


Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

"All Bets Are Off" recorded at The Artistry Gallery & Workshops by The Jones Machine, Feb. 2017

Black Friday, 2015 at

Independent Public Alehouse

Photos by Rob Seel

Round Midnight