Felix B. Sainz, Jr. is an in-demand electric and upright bassist & classic guitarist from Phoenix, Arizona. He has over 35 years of professional experience in the performing arts and performs in a variety of genres and has provided music for wedding ceremonies and receptions, wine tasting parties, and many other special events. Felix has performed with a multitude of artists in local, regional, national, and international venues. Felix is comfortable working in many settings whether he serenades an intimate dinner party or provides music at an art gallery as a solo, or fulfilling his role as an integral and tasteful accompanist in a duo, trio, small ensemble, or with a 19 piece big band for corporate events, or performing at an outdoor concert in front of a thousand people. Felix tailors the repertoire to suit the theme of any event and can also augment the diversity and energy of the performance by adding additional members to the band.
Along with working primarily as a bassist, Felix is also capable of performing as a solo on classical guitar and accompanying his smooth multilingual vocals in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. As a solo, Felix specializes in a variety of easy listening, popular, and classic love songs by artists Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Armando Manzanero, James Taylor, Sting and many more. Each performance is crafted in a unique fusion of popular Jazz standards, Spanish boleros, Brazilian Bossa Novas, as well as contemporary themes. Felix's goal is to provide an engaging yet subtle enhancement to the aesthetic theme of your event with the objective of providing a pleasant experience for your patrons and guests.
Felix would enjoy the opportunity to pair his music with the ambiance of your establishment, as a means to provide a “value-added” and memorable dimension to the enjoyment that you already provide to your clientele. Felix's performances include: Omara Resort in Sedona, Cartwright's in Carefree, J&G Steakhouse in Scottsdale, Ruffino's in Ahwatukee, Isabel’s Amor in Gilbert, Malee’s in Scottsdale and Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort, Verona Chophouse at Lone Butte and many other restaurants, casinos and five star resorts. Felix’s quintet recently performed for a full house at The Nash for his new solo debut CD release concert. Please sample the selections and download or purchase a copy of his new CD release “The Nearness of You” got to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/felixbsainzjr2
Felix has recorded with many artists and is proficient in many styles and techniques. He enjoys collaborating with others and strives to deliver his contribution with artistic finesse as a studio musician and /or producer to any project. For over a decade has been on the roster of studio musicians performing in live and studio settings for both campuses of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Examples of his work are included on the website discography and gallery.
Felix is also an experienced educator and clinician and has performed in music workshops for schools including K-12 and post secondary education all around the Southwestern U.S. including a Jazz concert and music workshop in Hermosillo, Mexico. Over the years, he has performed with various artists for workshops, clinics, seminars and programs offered on the music roster for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Wolf Trap Arts Education & Outreach music programs for children at the Herberger Theatre in Phoenix and Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Felix also continues to share his knowledge and expertise with private music instruction for all ages currently offered in his personal music studio.
For a listing of Felix’s public performances see the calendar on the website or if you wish to be included on his mailing list to receive a personal bimonthly email listing of upcoming performances that you can share with your friends, family, and associates and please click on the link below and sign up on the website.