John is a Grammy Nominated saxophone player who has recorded/performed around the world with JULIO IGLESIAS, RICKY MARTIN, SANTANA, ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, GLORIA ESTEFAN, PATTI LABELLE, JON SECADA, KC and THE SUNSHINE BAND, DAVID LEE ROTH, and more. As a solo act, John performs all types of music: Latin Jazz, Flamenco, Chill/World, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Classic Jazz, and more. John's WORLD MUSIC trio, URBAN GYPSY, plays an elegant and exciting blend of Flamenco, Latin Jazz and World Music. URBAN GYPSY can also provide an exciting "CLUB/LOUNGE" setting, with guest DJ's who provide high-energy dance rhythms. Within Florida, John plays in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Naples, Orlando, Jacksonville.
John's performance was great. The melody was a propulsive and danceable rhythm with warm, full sound on the instrument. He was worthy to be sought again in the future.
HE WAS EXCELLENT!!!! WILL CONTRACT HIM AGAIN ANYTIME..
My birthday was in February 14.... My husband surprised with John coming to my job and playing the sax for me. This was the most beautiful, romantic, heartfelt gift John contributed to. His professionalism, his attire for the occasional, his friendliness, and most of all his perfection as a saxophonist will always be memorable day in my life. Thank you John!!1!
He was fantastic . I could not have asked for a better musician.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 5 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
Whether performing in a major concert with Gloria Estefan, playing with URBAN GYPSY, or playing as a solo act, John is an exciting performer who's passion for music shines through every note and phrase he plays on the saxophone.
**SPECIAL NOTE** John is covered by LIABILITY INSURANCE for all of his solo and group performances, which is required by most hotels and banquet facilities.
As one of Florida's most highly regarded saxophonists, John is in constant demand for his exciting style and incredible versatility, as well as his warm and refined sound. John has been involved in recordings and live performances with stars from almost every musical genre, from Jazz to Pop, from Salsa-Merengue to Rock.
John has recorded and performed in 35 countries with multi-platinum selling artists, including Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Carole King, KC and the Sunshine Band, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jon Secada, David Lee Roth, Patti Labelle, Carlos Santana, Jose Feliciano, Kenny G, John Legend, and Dion and the Belmonts.
Through these experiences, John has developed a passion for creating music that has moved the most discriminating audiences, having performed at the top venues in the world, including Royal Albert Hall, The Kremlin, The Sydney Opera House, The Kravis Center in Palm Beach, The Frank Sinatra Theater, The Roseland Ballroom in New York City, as well as some of the hottest Jazz Clubs in NYC.
He has performed and recorded with renowned Jazz artists, including Nat Adderley, Hiram Bullock (guitarist of Brecker Bros., David Sanborn fame), singer Rosanna Vitro, and Latin Jazz Percussionist, Sammy Figueroa (with whom he has been nominated twice for a Grammy for best Latin Jazz Album, 2006 and 2008).
Throughout Florida, John performs at many concerts and lavish events, held at the the most prestigious venues, including Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago and The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, The Hard-Rock Casino, Van Dyke-South Beach, Jazziz Bistro, The Gansevoort Hotel-South Beach, The Fountainbleu Resort, The Diplomat Hotel, AmericanAirlines Arena, VanDyke JazzClub, South beach, and many more...
In addition to touring with Gloria Estefan, John currently performs throughout Florida with his Latin-Jazz/Flamenco/World Music trio called URBAN GYPSY, which has received much praise for their exciting and fresh sound. URBAN GYPSY is currently working on their first CD, as well as more videos.
Past Booked Events
|February 14, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday Party|
|May 07, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 30, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
As a solo act, John plays a perfect blend of style, including Smooth Jazz (ie, Dave Koz, David Sanborn, Herb Alpert), Bossa Nova, American Songbook (ie, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin) Traditional Jazz (ie, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker).
The URBAN GYPSY trio plays World Music, Flamenco and Latin Jazz (ie, Strunz and Farah, Gypsy Kings, Marc Antione, Chic Corea)
|John Michalak||Saxophone, Vocals, Flute, DJ|
Influences & Inspiration
As a soloist, John is influenced by David Sanborn, Grover Washington, Jr, Kirk Whalum, and most of all, the late, great, Michael brecker.