Jazz Flutist and Recording Artist Bradley Leighton to Release New CD, Sunday, April 24 at Humphrey's

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Jazz flutist, educator and recording artist Bradley Leighton will release his newest CD, Just DoinÂ? Our Thang (Pacific Coast Jazz) on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at HumphreyÂ?s Backstage Lounge. The CD release event will be held from 4 pm to 7:00 pm and will include performances by Leighton and friends, who are featured as the band on the new record. John Phillips from KSDS Jazz 88 will emcee the event.

Jazz flutist, educator and recording artist Bradley Leighton will release his newest CD, Just Doin’ Our Thang (Pacific Coast Jazz) on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge. The CD release event will be held from 4 pm to 7:00 pm and will include performances by Leighton and friends, who are featured as the band on the new record. John Phillips from KSDS Jazz 88 will emcee the event. Admission for the general public is $5 at the door, which will include a discount on the purchase of the new CD. The media is welcome.

Produced by percussionist and composer/producer Allan Phillips, Just Doin’ Our Thang continues carving a niche for the talented Leighton as “a straight-ahead jazzman for the smooth and contemporary set.” The record is warm and easy on the ears but with no lack of technical prowess. A follow-up to Groove Yard, Leighton’s 2003 release on Pacific Coast Jazz, the new record is slightly more electric and gives a subtle nod to funk and the blues. “ This CD is all about two things,” says Leighton. “First, its about the sound and style of the Hammond B3 organ and the organ/guitar/drum trios of the 70’s. Second its about music I love to play – tunes you might hear any given night if you show up late at the club to catch the last set.” Song selection is varied, covering the gamut from jazz standards like “Speak Low,” to the 70’s classic “Ain’t No Sunshine” and a sultry but funky rendition of Mancini’s “Pink Panther Theme.” The CD also features three original tunes by Leighton and a song penned by Phillips. It will be available in stores nationwide May 10, 2005, with distribution being handled by New York-based Big Daddy Music Distribution.

Just Doin’ Our Thang boasts a supporting cast of some of Southern California’s finest musicians including Rob Whitlock on Hammond B3 organ, Duncan Moore on drums, Bob Boss on guitar and Phillips on percussion and keys. A native of Seattle, Leighton currently resides in San Diego. He continues to receive national airplay with Groove Yard, and receives an enthusiastic response to his jazz clinics and workshops around the country. His next music clinic is scheduled for April 10th in Poway, California and again on 17th in La Jolla, California. Bradley Leighton can be seen and heard every Thursday night at Aurora Trattoria, 1025 Prospect Street, La Jolla, California from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

For more information on BRADLEY, please visit http://www.bradleyleighton.com, or http://www.fluteguy.com, where audio and press clips are available. Bradley Leighton’s recordings are available on his website, Amazon.com or CDBaby.com and in May will be available at major music retailers.

For interviews contact: Donna Nichols at Pacific Coast Jazz, 619-405-3900 or Jim Eigo of Jazz Promo Services, 845-986-1677.                

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