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Brad Leali with the Buffalo Jazz Collective Tentet
Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
04/02/22 | 8:00pm | $15 general admission / $10 students
We are thrilled to welcome GRAMMY award-winning saxophonist, educator, and bandleader Brad Leali back to Buffalo! Leali spent years as musical director for the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, as well as time with the Count Basie Orchestra. He has appeared on over twenty albums as both a leader and a sideman, and has been featured on the Today Show, Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, BET, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Leali currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Saxophone at the University of North Texas and tours with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band.
“Saxophonist Brad Leali was among the most soulful and exciting I’ve heard recently.” – New York Times
“His solos are sparkling and Cannonball Adderley influenced.” – Evening Standard (London, England)
For this program, we are putting together an all-star Buffalo Jazz Collective band to perform compositions featuring Mr. Leali that were arranged for the Claus Raible Bop-chestra, a 10-piece jazz ensemble, as well as arrangements by members of the Tentet.
Brad Leali / alto saxophone, compositions
Elliot Scozzaro / tenor saxophone
Kenny Kuriscak / baritone saxophone
Joe Palmer / lead trumpet
Mark Filsinger / trumpet
John Hasselback Jr / trombone
Rick Fleming / trombone
George Caldwell / piano
Joseph Goehle / bass
John Bacon Jr / drums