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The Shelley Carrol/Brad Leali Big Band is a 16 piece jazz orchestra in the tradition of the Basie and Ellington bands. This group utilizes the most talented and in demand players in the Dallas/Denton area. Some of the players include Brad Leali, Chris McGuire, Kieth Jordan, Dave Zoller, Jaelun Washington, Scott Bucklin, Bernard Wright, Jonathan Fisher, and many others. If you desire the swinging style for ballroom dancing, this is THE act for you. This jazz orchestra will tranform any setting into the heyday of the big band sound. Their book contains over 200 classic works. In addition, the group features the rich vocals of Miss Sandra Kaye. Sandra has been a mainstay of the Texas jazz scene for over 20 years. She has several recordings as a leader and has toured the top jazz and cabaret venues in the US and abroad. Miss Sandra has held down long standing engagements at some of the finest establishments in the region. Places like the Rosewood Mansion, The Melrose hotel, The Anatole and many other premiun venues. Her great style and voice carry this swinging outfit with tradition and soul. The band has an extensive catalog of standards from Cole Porter, Gershwin, Basie, Ellington, and more. Here is what just one client said recently. Thank you for helping to make our annual fundraising event a success! The band was awesome and Sandra Kaye was a hit! Tanya Cain-Robinson, NT Chaprter of Jack and Jill of America They can be heard around Dallas at Sandaga Market, Watels, and the Dallas Museum of Art.”

— Shelley Carrol/Brad Leali Big Band