Bradley Leighton brings a unique and powerful sound to flute. His style of swing evolved from listening to the hi-octane big bands of Kenton, Herman and Ferguson. His funkiness comes from the R&B acts of the 70’s including Tower of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Brecker Brothers and countless other pop acts. His playing exhibits 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 35 years and has recorded six well-received cds.
In addition to recording and performing, Bradley Leighton has continued to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for music as a clinician and teacher. As a Yamaha Recording Artist, he leads workshops for musicians of all skill levels, including, "Jazz Improvisation for the Classically Trained Flutist," and "Music For Life - Improvisation for the Adult Amateur Musician." Mr. Leighton also leads a jazz flute choir for adult amateurs living in the San Diego area. The choir is devoted exclusively to the playing of jazz and popular music.
Whether onstage, in the studio, or in the classroom - Bradley Leighton is one of the most entertaining, skillful and knowledgeable flutists of his time.