One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 20 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct expertise to a virtual who’s who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo’s longest term touring association), James Ingram, No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter and guitarist Rick Braun and Peter White, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis and more.
In 2002 Michael released a Holiday Recording “Sax for Christmas” that was awarded a “Hawaiian Grammy” Hoku Award for Best Jazz Cd of the Year. To date Paulo has nine solo releases to his credit. Currently Michael is producing his 8th annual Temecula Wine and Music Festival and his 3rd annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Hawaii.
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.”