Bob Franceschini

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Bob Franceschini
Bob Franceschini performing with Dave Weckl
Bob Franceschini performing with Dave Weckl
Background information
Born (1961-12-15) December 15, 1961 (age 59)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Years active1978–present
Associated actsPaul Simon, Celine Dion, Willie Colón, Mike Stern

Bob Franceschini (born 1961) is an American jazz saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger. He also plays clarinet and ethnic flutes. He has appeared on more than eighty albums of other recording artists, including those of Mike Stern, Paul Simon, and Willie Colón. He, Bob Reynolds and Bob Hemenger have hosted five saxophone retreats in Nashville called the Inside Outside Saxophone Retreat.

He grew up in Manhattan and started playing music at a young age, he started playing professionally as early as 17-18 with Tito Puente. He tours worldwide with the Mike Stern Band, Willie Colón, Dennis Chambers and Victor Wooten as a trio, and many more. He's very popular in places like Europe and even Japan. He also guest teaches at Victor Wooten Camp For Music and Nature.


Bob Franceschini performing in 2018


In addition to composing and arranging Jazz and Latin Jazz, Franceschini has performed as a touring and recording sideman with Mike Stern, Paul Simon, Celine Dion, Tito Puente, BeBe Winans, Ricky Martin, Lionel Richie, Eddie Palmieri, Victor Wooten and many others. He plays all over the world but lives in the U.S.

In 2001 Franceschini performed on Mike Stern's Grammy Nominated album Voices.[1]

Select discography[edit]

With Willie Colón

  • Honra y Cultura (Sony Discos Inc.)
  • Y vuelve otra vez (Madacy Latino)
  • Hecho en Puerto Rico (Sony Music Distribution)
  • Top Secret (Fania Special)

With Paul Simon

  • Songs from The Capeman (Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp.)

With Celine Dion

  • These Are Special Times (Epic)

With Mike Stern

  • New Morning: The Paris Concert (Inakustik)
  • Who Let the Cats Out (Heads Up Records)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2009-11-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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