I'm a saxophonist who's played in every setting from living rooms to sold-out stadiums around the world with artists like Thomas Rhett, Musiq Soulchild, PJ Morton (Maroon 5) and Khalil Fong (Hong Kong). I've done countless private events from Mar-a-Lago to Doha, Qatar. It's all about catering to the client. I play several common styles of music and can be booked as a solo saxophonist (with background tracks) or combo/band.
We booked very last minute with Frank and he was perfect. He was excellent with communicating and was one of the highlights of my wedding. Just a fantastic addition to cocktail hour.
Would 100% book again.
Great music, extremely talented, and punctual! Will hire for future events!
Our expectations were beyond exceeded! Frank played for our wedding - he played for the ceremony and cocktail hour and we could have not been more pleased! He took the event to a whole new level. It was the perfect addition to a wonderful night! He even did a collab with our DJ.
Frank, thank you thank you thank you - a night we will never forget!
Frank you absolutely turned up for my event. You're most definitely in my pipeline!!!! It was a BLESSING 🙌
This was our second time booking Frank. He was just as amazing as he was the first time. Great talent and our guests loved him. We’ll see you again Frank 😃
Awesome job Frank - you made our holiday party an enjoy experience!
He was exceptional, on time and his selection was amazing…
I will use him over and over again. Very professional
Frank is an amazing artist and performed exceptionally at my husband’s 65th birthday celebration!! Would have him back over and over again. The guests LOVED him!!
I’m not sure where to start but I just have to say that this man is truly a great musician but more importantly a genuine person. I had a proposal I was planned, but due to timing and weather things got pushed back for the day but he was still willing to come and do whatever it was to make the night a success. I can truly say that he did just that. I definitely look forward to booking him again for the actual wedding. (this time things will be on time lol) I can’t thank him enough for being patient with me
Frank did an amazing job! He listened to my request and was sure to include my music choices in the order that I asked. I’d definitely book him again.
I booked Frank as a surprise for my aunts 74th birthday . I wasn’t in town, but she enjoyed it ! Awesome
Frank you the greatest man. Much respect and a standing ovation! Thank you for making our anniversary a memorable one.
Frank Houston is an amazing artist! He is very talented and has beautiful spirit! Without question, Frank will be the artist of choice at all of my events. Frank really did a phenomenal job, the crowd loved him!
Lori and John P
Was on time, talented and engaging with audience. Thanks so much for making my dad’s 65th an absolute pleasure.
Frank Houston is an international powerhouse of a Saxophone player and really was so so good at my party! We had 7 bands throughout the day and evening and Frank was gracious enough to perform in the beginning of the afternoon and again in the evening! He was so kind, warm, friendly with our guest and children & on stage he is a professional musician that you would see touring the country with bands or on a late night talk show as part of the ensemble bands! My point? He is the Real Deal! As illustrated in previous reviews his sound brings every song to life alongside the dancing, stage presence & happiness he brought it was enough to bring some partygoers to tears in the best way! Look no further and book this man for your party needs! He is a powerhouse of a performer on Saxophone!!! Thank you Frank from the bottom of my heart and please come back next year.
Mr. Houston was nothing short of amazing I only have positive remarks! I booked him for my wedding to play the saxophone before the start of the ceremony and during cocktail hour. He was very responsive and available to discuss my needs, punctual on event day and played beautifully. My guests raved about his performance and I would love to book him again!
Frank was absolutely incredible. He showed up on time and showed out the entire party. Everyone at the party raved about how awesome he was. I highly recommend him. Thank you Frank.
Frank was so awesome! He was there for my wedding and I could here him play from where I was taking photos and it was so good. Got up closer and it was the best thing I’ve heard. Our guests and family were talking about it days after! I also got to speak with him and he’s was so nice. 10/10 would recommend!
Frank has blessed my family and friends for past two years to celebrate a very special birthday. We feel privilege to have someone of his caliber to perform for our private gatherings. He is dependable, kind and humble. Also, His talent is simply AMAZING! Frank feels like family and we look forward to having him in our home again… we LOVE him and he has spoiled us with his skills!
Frank communicated with me thoroughly before the event. He arrived early and was well prepared. Frank did an amazing job as the entertainment for a Mother’s Day Brunch the ladies are still talking about the event weeks later! I will definitely be booking Mr.Houston again!
Was able to book him just in time for my parents vow renewal reception as a surprise to my mother. Unfortunately, I did not attend because I live overseas but my friends and family assure me that he did NOT disappoint. Punctual, professional and the service provided was exceptional!
What a great way to start off an event! He came in with great energy and music that set the tone. He was on time and ready! Appreciate his professionalism!
Thank you and highly recommend!
Frank Houston provided the primary music for a wedding and reception I coordinated on yesterday. His performance was excellent. He is obviously a consummate musician. I give much of that credit to the excellent instruction and mentorship he received from James Patterson with the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra. I had hired another saxophonist for my event but they were forced to cancel. This other saxophonist, however, highly recommended Frank Houston. He described him as his "go-to person." I was definitely not disappointed. Frank is very professional. He arrived on time for the event and even performed an additional song that the groom's daughter wanted to sing to the new couple for their first dance. In addition, the crowd enjoyed his performance so much that they began to sing the song along with his playing. At times, it was more like a concert than a dinner wedding reception. Fran Houston has my highest recommendation.
Frank played during my proposal and did an amazing job. The second he started playing my fiancée realized what was happening and lost it! I’m so glad I hired Frank. He was very easy to communicate with and was on time. He is very talented and we would highly recommend him to anyone considering him!
Frank was easy to work with good communication and timely response to my questions. The day of the event he arrived on time, well dressed, and won the crowd over with his performance. Frank was such a delight and I’d recommend him! Thank You
Very entertaining, great selection of music. I will definitely book him again!
Frank Houston exceeded expectations!
I had Frank to come and play his sax for my mom’s 90th birthday. Mom wanted so badly to do something fun, but she was concerned with Covid at her age. I had suggest that Frank play in my parents garage. His first impression was wonderful. He was dressed nicely, had a warm smile and wished her a very happy birthday. He played a few more songs than we had agreed which was such an awesome bonus! He finished it off with happy birthday! He made her birthday so very special! I would 100/100 recommend Frank to anyone! Thank you Frank!!!
We hired Frank for my 5 year anniversary party and was extremely professional. He was fun and upbeat and definitely added to the experience.
I hired Frank to perform for a wedding at an event and he was absolutely phenomenal!
He was punctual, a pleasure to work with and was and hands down one of the best musicians I’ve ever had the chance to work with!
What to Expect
I/we will arrive at a reasonable time with all necessary equipment needed for performance unless otherwise agreed upon with client. For solo sax bookings, I will play along with background tracks to maintain a full ensemble sound and feel. I/we will dress appropriately for the specific type of event. Client and guests are welcome to take pictures and videos of the performance. For performances longer than one hour, I/we will take reasonable breaks (e.g. 2 hr booking = 10-15 min break, 3 hr booking = two 15 min breaks) unless other arrangements have been made with client. The most important thing is that the client is happy!
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Frank Houston Hayes has gained experience within all major genres of American music, including jazz, pop, country, R&B, rock, gospel and hip-hop, among others. In his developing career, he has been fortunate to work with international award-winning acts, including Thomas Rhett, Musiq Soulchild, George Duke, PJ Morton, Khalil Fong and many more.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Frank began playing his primary instrument, the saxophone, in elementary school. In middle school, he was introduced to jazz and quickly developed a deep passion for the genre. During high school, in the marching and symphonic band, he began playing the euphonium, which temporarily became his main instrument.
Frank attended Clark Atlanta University (CAU), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. After nearly a two-year hiatus from the saxophone, Frank decided to join the CAU Jazz Orchestra. It was during this time when he decided to pursue a career in music, and also to pledge Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. For two consecutive years, he auditioned and was selected from a HBCU-wide audition to be a member of the African-American Jazz Caucus’ HBCU All-star Big Band. The group performed in Toronto at the 35th Annual International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Conference, the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival, and the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York.
Since his college years, Frank has toured nation-wide and recorded with R&B/soul icon, Musiq Soulchild. He has also performed and recorded in Hong Kong with Mandopop superstar, Khalil Fong. Additionally, Frank has had opportunities to perform on nationally-televised shows such as, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The AMAs (American Music Awards), CMA (Country Music Association) Awards, Soul Train Awards, The Ellen Show, Today Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Originals, Braxton Family Values, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Married to Medicine. In 2014, Frank learned to play the trombone and has since performed as a trombonist with artists such as Lyfe Jennings, even opening for Pitbull (with A-town A-list) at the 2016 San Luis Salute in Galveston, TX.
A jazz lover at heart, Frank released his first album entitled, “First Hand” in 2016. The instrumental jazz album consists of nine original compositions, featuring some of the most renowned, accomplished and respected Atlanta-based musicians. The album is available on iTunes and all other major digital music outlets.
Most recently, Frank has toured internationally with country pop superstar, Thomas Rhett. He is also fortunate to have recorded on Musiq Soulchild’s album, “Feel the Real”, which was nominated “Best R&B Album” for the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Frank is a Cannonball Saxophones Artist.