March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ In DeSoto Town Center next door to the Recreation Center
March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
International jazz performers Brad Leali and Shelley Carrol take their own bands abroad and tour as sidemen with famous entertainers. When in Dallas, they perform in many different bands, and have a Big Band together.
Professor Leali plays each summer in Europe, especially France, Germany, and Austria, often taking his own band and sometimes playing with the great German jazz pianist, Claus Raible. Brad Leali is Professor of Saxophone at the world famous University of North Texas Jazz Studies program, is Director of the Three O'Clock Lab Band, and performs widely in the DFW area. For almost two decades, he has played in the Kennedy Center Honors orchestra. A great saxophonist, he has a unique tone that makes his solos especially beautiful and poignant, and accentuates his improvisations. Leali performs in several recitals at UNT each year, often presenting the music of one of his music heroes, like Cannonball Adderly. Professor Brad Leali is one of the great alto saxophonis