Paulo Franco Sax

United Arab Emirates

Biography

When it comes to choosing a saxophonist for your event, Paulo Franco stands out with his impressive portfolio of experiences. Paulo Franco is a Pop & Smooth Jazz Saxophonist, with performances at prestigious venues and events worldwide, including high-end hotels, international festivals, F1 GP and fashion shows.

Paulo Franco is an accomplished saxophonist renowned for his captivating performances and versatility across various musical genres. With a rich and dynamic playing style, he has been captivating audiences around the world for over a decade. Paulo's passion for music and his innate ability to connect with listeners through his soulful melodies have made him a sought-after artist for events and shows of all scales. Whether performing smooth jazz, pop, or creating a vibrant atmosphere with his saxophone, Paulo's talent shines through, leaving a lasting impression on every audience. His extensive experience and professional approach ensure a seamless and memorable musical experience for any occasion.

Paulo Franco has been performing on high-end events such as for customers like Audemars Piguet, Ross-Simons, Maryling, Dead Sea of China, China Cup, 500.com, Intercontinental Hotel, Sheraton, Shenzhen Media Group, OCT, Jaguar, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Renault, Ferrari, Tencent, Honda, OPPO, Belmond Copacabana Palace, Kafaluka Hotel, Bodrum Resortm, Voyage Bodrum Hotel, Prince Hotel & Resort, Le Meridien Hotel, LotteWorld Adventure Park (Seoul - Korea), Epson (Japan/China), Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Hyatt Hotel (China), Ottolina Italy, Frandiss, and other ones worldwide.
Hong Kong Highlight Experience: Justin Lo live concerts.
In UAE: FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Anantara Resorts, The Central Park Towers Lobby (Dubai), Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi), Wane by Somiya (The Address Hotel), Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Dubai, Atlantis (Palm) Dubai, Warner Bros. World (Abu Dhabi), Arab Fashion Week 2021 Gala Show, F1 Abu Dhabi GP, Sheraton AUH Le Bistrot, Armani Hotel, WE Convention Gala Dinner, etc.
- Expo 2020 Dubai: Official Multi-instrumentalist musician on The Australian Pavilion VIP Events; Eventual Saxophonist on The UK Pavilion; Brazilian Day main Stage Show.
- Saad Lambjarred’s Saxophonist on live shows.

Dubai Based.
Plays solo with backing tracks.
Can join a duo, trio or bands,
Able to play with DJ.

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Talent Card

Art Type:

Musician

Location:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Speciality:

Band, Daf, Drummer, Duo, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Percussionist, Saxophonist, Trio

Genres:

50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Ballad, Bolero, Brazilian, Chinese, Classics, Commercial, Easy Listening, Funk, Groove, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock and Roll, Soul

Events Type:

Hotels & Restaurants, Clubs & Pubs, Wedding, Festival, Public Event, Cruise Ship, Corporate Event, Children Birthday, Private Party, Bachelor Party, Exhibition

Languages:

Spanish; Castilian, Portuguese, Italian, English, Chinese

Awards and Recognition

Music Contest Festival of Rio De Janeiro
1998

Top Quality São Paulo - Brazil
2006

Carnival Champion Santa Cruz de La Sierra - Bolivia
2009

Saxophonist of the Year by Soul Artists UAE & Arabia
2022

LUX Global Excellence Awards 2023 by LUX Life Magazine - UK
2023

Winner on the Music Festival Contest of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
1997

Group Members

Paulo Franco

Solo Saxophonist

Experience

F1 Abu Dhabi GP
2021

Events at Atlantis - Palm Jumeirah
2021

Saad Lamjarred live shows
2021

Warner Bros World - Abu Dhabi
2021

Freelancer musician for high-end events worldwide
2004 - 2021

Entertainment Manager at Dead Sea of China Water Park - Sichuan, China
2014-2015

Musician at FIVE Jumeirah (Palm) - Dubai, UAE
2020

Musician at Sheraton Hotel - Shenzhen, China
2015 - 2016

Stage Show Manager at Lotte World - Seoul, South Korea
2012

Musician at Marco Polo Hotel - Shenzhen, China
2013

Song list

  • Hits of all times
  • A Thousand Years
  • Aicha - Cheb Khaled
  • All I See Is You - Dave Koz
  • Bésame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Imagine - The Beatles
  • Chandelier - Sia
  • City of Stars - Lala Land Theme
  • Cuando Calienta El Sol
  • I Am Waiting For You - Dave Koz
  • Don't Know Why - Nora Jones
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Dove L'Amore - Cher
  • Firework - Kety Perry
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
  • Garota de Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema) - Tom Jobim
  • Hava Nagilah (Moshe Nathanson) - Dany Brillant
  • Shalom Aleichem - Goldfarb
  • Havana - Camila Cabello
  • Señorita (K. Rabello) - Camila Cabello
  • Hello - L. Richie
  • How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
  • I Am Not The Only One - Sam Smith
  • I Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis P
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You - Steve Wonder
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • If Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
  • Isn't She Lovely - Steve Wonder
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Fugees
  • La Vie En Rose - Édith Piaf
  • Diana - Paul Anka
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Despacito - Luis Fonsi
  • Sugar - Maroon 5
  • Mas Que Nada - Jorge Ben Jor
  • Nothing Gonna Change My Love For You - George Benson
  • Sabor A Mi - Luis Miguel
  • September - Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
  • Stand By Me - Seal
  • Summertime - George Gershwin
  • Sunny - Bobby Hebb
  • Take A Bow - Rihanna
  • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  • Wave - Tom Jobim
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton
  • When The Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Blue Bossa - Joe Henderso
  • Sukiyaki - Japanese Song
  • Careless Whispers - George Michael
  • Hei Foon Nei ( 喜欢你 - Chinese / Cantonese Song)
  • Nide yanshen (你的眼神 - Chinese song)
  • ye lai xiang (夜来香 - Chinese Song)
  • Cheng Fu (征服 Chinese Song)
  • yueliang daibiao wode xin (月亮代表我的心 - Chinese Song)
  • 我的歌声里 Wo De Ge Sheng Li (chinese song) - Wanting
  • Heal The World
  • Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr.
  • Smooth Operator - Sade
  • NY State of Mind - Eric Marienthal
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • Maputo - Bob James, David Sanborn
  • Versace on the Floor - Bruno Mars
  • Human Nature - Michael Jackson
  • La Cosa Mas Bella - Eros Ramazzotti
  • Dance Monkey - Tones and I
  • Overjoyed - Steve Wonder
  • I Wish - Steve Wonder
  • Treasure - Bruno Mars
  • Bailando - Enrique Iglesias
  • Yo No Sé Mañana - Luis Enrique
  • Winelight - Grover Washington
  • Can’t Feel My Face - The Weekend
  • Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jakson
  • Attention - Charlie Puth
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
  • Don’t start now - Dua Lipa
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jakson
  • Water - Tyla
  • Going Home - Kenny G
  • Let it Snow - B. J. Tomas
  • Silent Night
  • Jingle Bells
  • Last Xmas
  • My Grown Up Xmas List

Requirements

  • Sound Equipment

Packages

Saxophone Live with a small sound system

Duration:

02:00

Includes:

- Sound System with single active speaker, suitable for small events (under 200 PAX) and "Welcome" - Up to 3 sets which are up to 30 minutes each set, within 3 hours window.

No of sets:

3

Excludes:

DJ-ing activity.

Price

USD 784



Paulo & Julia Musical Duo (Saxophone and Violin)

Duration:

02:00

Includes:

Paulo & Julia is a quite versatile international standard Musical Duo based in Dubai, UAE. We play Saxophone, Violin, Piano, Guitar and Singing. We are ready for getting your event or venue, the most amazing atmosphere.

No of sets:

3

Excludes:

Sound system.

Price

USD 1421



Saxophone live

Duration:

02:00

Includes:

- Wireless mic, musical instrument, formal/informal outfit, backing tracks - Up to 3 sets which are up to 30 minutes each set, within 2 hours event.

No of sets:

3

Excludes:

Sound Equipment

Price

USD 653



Questions See more

Can you play the National Anthem?

Yes, I can play the UAE National Anthem, in a great and modern style for opening of important events, sports and official events. I do play the USA National Anthem as well. It is possible to lean another ones.

What setup do you play on?

That's a pro setup: a Selmer Mark VII alto saxophone and a Theo Wanne metal mouthpiece model Durga 5th generation number 8. Sounds modern and simply great.

What styles do you play?

Mainly Smooth Jazz, Pop, Soul, RnB, suitable for every situation, such as a lounge reception or a high vibe stage show. Can play comercial covers, or also house music, deep house and other electronics jamming with a DJ.

Do you play Chinese songs?

Yes, I do play some very nice oldies and modern Chinese songs.

Paulo Franco Sax

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Reviews
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Joanne

15 February 2024

Paulo was nice, he came on time, and his performance was epic

Suhail K

31 October 2023

Paulo was incredible, played the house music we wanted, and also jammed with the DJ expertly, the music was top notch and he was absolutely delightful as a person, well mannered and very professional, would book again!

Tania

28 September 2023

They are very happy with your performance and professionalism 🤩. So would like to say once again: Thank you very much 🙏