Cover: $40 per person // Show: 7:30pm
One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who's who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo's longest term touring association), James Ingram, Dave Koz,Brian Culbertson,Rick Braun, Peter White, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Deniece Williams, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis and more. At age 19 Michael recorded his first solo project Tats in the Rainbow which gave him the opportunity to work with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock.
Paulo moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and quickly established himself by playing with percussionist Ray Armondo and a local R&B outfit featuring members of Rufus. Two years later, he caught his big break when Al Jarreau hired him for his touring band. The young sax man became an integral part of the Jarreau experience while touring the world for the next decade. Paulo also gained international recognition as a result of his work on Jarreau's famed "Live in London" release.
In 1988 Paulo recorded his first major solo release One Passion on MCA records which was critically acclaimed as one of the most influential recordings in contemporary Jazz. He has since released eight solo projects with the latest being a collaboration with David Benoit and the Magenta Orchestra. Michael Paulo’s reputation as the no. 1 Asian American Jazz artist continues with each new year. He has also toured extensively in the Far East performing for the Sultan of Brunei and the Royal Family of Thailand. Michael is also popular in Japan where he has performed with numerous well known Japanese artists over the years such as: Namie Amuro, Eikichi Yazawa, Anrie, Mari Ijima, Globe,Atsushi from Exile and more! A dynamic live performer Michael has constantly left his audiences wanting more. His emotive playing and endearing style has never failed to capture the hearts of his fans all over the world..Michael Paulo is has continued to build his status as one of the most dynamic saxophonist in the world..
Paulo has just released his 11th solo release entitled Beautiful Day. For the last 20 years his company Apaulo Music Productions is also involved in producing numerous Festivals and Jazz concerts events in California and Hawaii. As he swings into 2019 and beyond, it's a good bet that he'll be bringing his passion along for quite some time. As he says, "Music is always going to evolve, and it's up to the artist to respond gracefully to the changes. We don't know what the music will sound like years from now, but no matter what, it will be based on what the people in the audience feel."