Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Bob Franceschini started playing professionally fresh out of high school in NYC, at George Benson's club in Harlem, with Marcus Miller and Omar Hakim. After honing his saxophone skills with Steve Grossman or Joe Henderson, Franceschini embarked on a two-year world tour with Chaka Khan in 1982. After a series of tours and various projects, he joined legendary Latin group Seis del Solar in 1994, acting as resident group for Paul Simon's Capeman. The next decade saw him teaming up with Mike Stern, with whom he still tours regularly, and co-founding the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Throughout his career, the musician has collaborated on over 50 recordings, from Céline Dion to Tito Puente.