February, 2014 

Chapman Cultural Center

Daniel Z

Bill Gerhardt

Robert Nance

Music by Dick Sisto

Lyrics by Donna Kay

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

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

"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. 

Route 66

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

Black Friday, 2015 at

Independent Public Alehouse

Photos by Rob Seel


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

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

Photo by Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

The Carousers are appearing at one of the Southeast's biggest festivals, Fall For Greenville, October 15th, 2017 on the Jazz & Blues Stage at 3:30 p.m.  Hope you can join us!

Available on CD Baby

and Streaming Now

Select Tracks Available on Band Camp

Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

Round Midnight

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.

​​​​​​Upcoming Shows - 2017

​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)

Nov 3rd Spartanburg Jazz Festival @ USC Upstate 2:30p

Nov 17th Carousing Thanksgiving, Brick Street Cafe, Greenville, 7:30p

Dec 8 Holiday Swing Dance w/The Bad Popes at Tipsy Music Pub, Greenville, 9p

Dec 13 A Carousing Christmas @ Stone Pizza Co., Greenville, 8p

Dec 31 New Year's Eve Party at 13 Stripes Brewing, Taylors, SC 9p


March 3rd, Private Party, Greenville

   ​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!