Brad Leali on tour with Lyle Lovett

Brad Leali has been on tour all summer with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Lyle Lovett posted the photo below and commented:

Brad Leali, Brad Leali Jazz, Professor of Saxophone at the University of North Texas, was nice enough to let me take this picture of his warming up before our show yesterday at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. It was a fun show and a playful audience that requested songs we hadn't planned to play, a nice surprise for the band and me. Go to to see our complete tour schedule. The Large Band and I are on the road through August 23, at Bass Performance Hall, in Fort Worth, Texas.

This is from a review of their concert at the Red Rock Amphiteater in Colorado on July 28th:

The percussive “Wallisville Road” saw Denver native and University of North Texas professor of jazz saxophone Brad Leali come alive in a combustible solo, flanked by a pair of brass powerhouses from Muscle Shoals. Bulla and Hagen sandwiched Leali’s jam in a musical highlight of the night as Lovett corralled his band for blazing finale under the moon waxing over Ship Rock.

Here's a review of their performance at the Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Grand Rapids, Mich.:

"Wallisville Road" had saxophonist Brad Leali from the University of North Texas wailing on a blistering solo.