Rafael Sax is a UK based saxophonist that has a vast range of professional experiences as a musician performing for fifteen years. Since moving to the UK in 2013 he’s been an active member of both London and Birmingham music scene, working as a session musician doing diverse work from studio recordings, functions, events, theatre shows, cabarets, tribute bands and most recently improvising alongside Dj’s or backing tracks.
He has performed alongside some of the most prestigious UK and Europe’s artists and some of his most relevant performances includes playing alongside 12 times Grammy-nominated artist and holder of one Grammy for “Best Gospel Song” in 2011 saxophonist Kirk Whalum which became famous for his feature on Witney Houston’s track “I Will Always Love You”.
Since his start in the Dj & sax scene in 2014 covering for UK/Birmingham based saxophonist Andy Sax and having graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in jazz, Rafael Sax has acquired and developed an unique style, reputation and overall trust from his clients, which makes him a very reliable and strong candidate when considering a saxophonist to play with DJ’s improvising alongside all genres of music such as funk, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Latin, disco, house, 80’s and chillout music.
Finally Rafael sax has performed on the DJ & sax scene for over a decade on some of the most prestigious venues nationally and internationally such as Birmingham’s Fumo, Nuvo Bar, Chameleon, Players, Dirty Martini, Sports & Music bar in Liverpool, The Warehouse in Leeds, Charlie Wright’s Jazz Club in London, Mostly Jazz & Blues Festival and also overseas in the town of Amora (Portugal) where he was resident sax player for two consecutive summer seasons playing at Ibiza style parties alongside different Djs, electric violin, percussionists and vocals.