Paula Hanke and The Perfect Mix

USA // Asheville, NC



Paula Hanke and Perfect Mix is a band that specializes in top 40’s pop and dance music. Everything from Motown to R&B to Funk to Contemporary numbers are performed by this ensemble, which features Paula Hanke (Vocals), James Vandenberg (Guitar/Vocals), Mike Fillippone (Bass/Vocals) and Jason DeCristofaro (Drums/Keyboard).

Paula Hanke on Lead Vocals, has been singing professionally for several decades – from NYC to Las Vegas to Tokyo and Munich, Germany. Her vast career has landed her in Asheville, NC where she is actively recording and performing with various jazz projects and Contemporary, R&B, Funk Bands, including PAULA HANKE and THE PERFECT MIX. She is the co-founder of Women Who Made Music History Concert Series.

Michael Filippone on Bass/Vocals, hails from New York’s Long Island, coming from a very musical family. He is one with his upright bass and electric bass, having been on stage with the likes of Johnny Winter in the past. He plays everything from jazz, latin, and blues to rock and country, and is a strong vocalist. He has been in the business since the age of 16.

Jason Decristofaro on Drums and Keys is a multifaceted and active educator, performer, and composer based in Asheville NC. He is adjunct faculty at Warren Wilson College and A-B Technical Community College and holds a Master of Music in Performance and Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jason leads jazz jams, organizes concerts for many fundraisers and can be seen playing everything from vibes and keys to percussion/drums all over WNC.

James Vandenberg on Guitar/Vocals has been playing professionally since the early eighties with a variety of rock, fusion, jazz, pop, and bluegrass groups in southeast Michigan. He brought his versatile and tasteful chops (as well as his strong tenor voice) to the Asheville area in 1998 where he has played with the Jubilee! World Beat Band, the Catfish Hodge Band, Peggy Ratusz, and Kat Williams. He is excited to now play with PAUA HANKE and THE PERFECT MIX.


Phone Karen Engle 828-768-0533 or Michael Filippone 828-216-0002

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