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Bradley Leighton

Primary Instrument: Flute

Born: April 29, 1961    

Bradley Leighton

Bradley Leighton brings a unique and powerful sound to flute. His style of swing evolved from listening to the big, hi-octane bands of Kenton, Herman and Ferguson in the 60's-70's. His funkiness derives from years of listening to Tower of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Brecker Brothers and countless other soul/R&B acts. He brings a fire and flair not usually heard nor expected from a flutist. Bradley has performed across the US and Asia, as both sideman and bandleader, for over 25 years. His most recent gigs included headlining the Gainesville Jazz Festival and opening for Gerald Albirght at the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival....
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Awards

Nominated for Best Jazz Album of the Year, 2005 & 2006 and 2008 by the San Diego Music Academy.
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    Back To The Funk

    Voise Records
    2005
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    Just Doin' Our Thang

    Pacific Coast Jazz
    2005

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Featured recording “Soul Collective”

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Soul Collective

Pacific Coast Jazz (2008)

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While Leighton's session carries only memories of a bygone era, it succeeds in reminding us that music remains the lifeblood of what inspires us every day. ~Jim Santella, LA Jazz Scene

As the title suggests, Bradley Leighton takes us back to the time when jazz and funk made perfect bedfellows by blending his harmonious alto flute into these caked-on grooves. But it’s not so much pimplicious as it is straight up delicious. With plenty of bass and strings, Leighton knows how to lay the thing down. It’ll make you dance, it’ll make you prance. You’ll be boppin’ to this groove way down in the seat of your pants...

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Primary Instrument:Flute

Location:San Diego, CA

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

Music For Life Improvisation for the Amateur Musician - For Adults and High School Students. A day of musicmaking specifically for adult amateur musicians who want to recapture the fun of making music. This is the perfect class for those returning to their instruments for the first time in years, or, for active players looking for a gratifying introduction to improvising music...

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Bradley is a Yamaha Performing Artist and uses Yamaha concert, alto and bass flutes. He also uses Eppler wooden headjoints.
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