Our Story

Paul Messina 
Multi Instrumentalist (Flutes, Saxophones, Keyboards, Synth Sequencing), Composer, Arranger and Producer
Early Years & Education
Paul was born in Cherrypoint, North Carolina. When he was 2 years old, his family moved to Miami, Florida, which is still his home to this day. His start in music began when he started playing the flute at 12 years old.
Paul majored in Music at Miami-Dade College from 1974-1979 and again from 1991- 1994, where he studied flute with Althea Kaplan and studied Jazz Theory and Arranging, Improvisation, and Electronic Music with Dr. Mike Di Liddo.
In 2005, after nearly 40 years as a Flautist, Paul began playing the saxophone as his main instrument. His most recent project is his debut album as a solo artist, “Musical Bridges”. Gary M. Vandy produced the album and Gary Vandy and Richard P. Maloney engineered the album.
Musical Accomplishments and Influences
Not only has Paul played with a variety of bands, he has also appeared on a slew of albums. Some of the bands he has played with are Wormwood, Tiger-Tiger, August Campbell, Relative Viewpoint, Fully Involved, Flashpoint, Franklin’s Wheel and Hi Tide, just to name a few. He has also appeared on a long list of albums, some of which include Ed Hale, Jan Leslie, Tiger-Tiger’s “Eye of the Tiger” (which was part of South Florida Rock and Roll Legends featured at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida), Relative Viewpoint, Rick Lamas, Valerie C. Wisecracker, Hi Tide, Mark R. Harris, Clyde Butcher, Peter Olach, Nils Rurack, Nigel Barrett, Franklin’s Wheel, Ryan Dreyer, Flashpoint (Cool Heat & Backstreet), Kento Masuda and many more.
Some of Paul’s favorite locations to play and record include:
Venues & Festivals

  • Harbor Festival (NYC)
  • Merrick Festival
  • Hollywood's Hispanic Fest
  • River Cities Festival
  • Springs River Regatta
  • SunTrust Hollywood Street Beat
  • SunTrust Hollywood ArtWalk
  • Miramar/Pembroke Pines Fall Fest
  • Hollywood's Tropical Nights Festival
  • Fiesta Tropical Mardi Gras in South Florida
  • Garlic Festival (Delray Beach)
  • P.A.C.E. Concerts
  • Hollywood's Love Fest
  • Homestead's Friday Fest
  • SunFest in West Palm Beach
  • Cayman Jazz Festival
Recording Studios
  • Criteria (The Hit Factory)
  •  Quadradial
  • Coconuts
  • The Cutting Edge
  • Studio Center Miami

Paul’s instruments include:  Wm. S. Haynes Flute, Gemeinhardt Piccolo, Selmer Mark VI Soprano Sax, Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Sax and the Selmer Paris Reference 54 Tenor Sax.
Some of Paul’s musical influences are Jethro Tull, Herbie Mann, Dave Valentine, Hubert Laws, Jean Pierre Rampal, J.S. Bach, Grover Washington Jr., Davis Sanborn, Gerald Albright, Kenny Garrett, Michael Brecker, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and James Moody. 

Paul is preparing for his first world wide tour in 2015. Stay tuned for more information.