The Straits Times
Published on Dec 12, 2012

American sax supremo Michael Paulo to play at Jazzy Christmas gig


One of the most prominent Asian-American musicians on the United States jazz scene, saxophonist Michael Paulo, is playing a Christmas show in Singapore.

Last here in 1994, the Filipino-American musician is part of an international line-up of artists whom homegrown jazz maestro Jeremy Monteiro has roped in for his Jazzy Christmas gig at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Saturday, Dec 15.

"It's been 18 years since I last played in Singapore, so when Jeremy asked me if I would play at his show, I told him 'by all means'," says Paulo, who first got to know Monteiro back in the 1990s.

The concert will see Monteiro jam with local musicians including percussionist Mohamed Noor and guitarist/vocalist Shun Ng, as well as regional and global players such as Paulo, American singer Carmen Bradford - best known as the singer for the Count Basie Band - plus American violinist Christian Howes and Malaysian pianist Michael Veerapen.