Jazz Syndicate

azz Syndicate

Sergio Leal is a prolific instrumentalist, and founder and member of the group, Zamar. During his career, he has been part of various jazz festivals where he has shared the stage with such artists as Pieces of a Dream, the legendary Chico Hamilton, Gato Barbieri, David Sanborn, Dr. John, Kirk Whalum, Eddie Palmierim, Charlie Hunter, Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, Spyro Gyra, Branford Marsalis, Bobby Caldwell and Wayne Shorter.

In 2002, Sergio opened up for Paulina Rubio and Enrique Iglesias at the Verizon Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. He also collaborated with Paramount Events to open up for the internationally renowned Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons at Sunset Station in San Antonio. Additionally, in the summer of 2007, Sergio and his band opened up for Three Dog Night, who had sold nearly 50 million records by late ‘75, have twelve straight gold LPs, and twenty-one consecutive top 40 hits. In the summer of 2008, Sergio opened up for Blood, Sweat and Tears, who was part of the first Woodstock Festival. The release of Sergio’s first CD, The Blessing, has brought national exposure - “Mel’s Melody” was selected by Oasis for their CD Jazz sampler, which was distributed to over 500 radio stations nationwide, as well as “Emma” from the second CD, The Appointed Time. The CD has also been aired on public radio, such as KRTU 91.7 Jazz and the Sunday Morning Jazz Show, KQ101.9, with the Jazz Man, David Munoz of San Antonio. Sergio was a featured artist on a live telephone interview on the Sunday Morning Jazz Show to promote his CD, The Appointed Time, as well as air play. His latest release, The Healer, has also received air play on the Sunday Morning Jazz Show, with compositions such as “Rainy Nights,” “Spanish Eyes,” and “Face to Face.” Sergio released his rendition of “White Christmas” as a single in December 2008, which was featured on Q101.9 FM radio station. In 2009, Q101.9 featured "Midnight at the Oasis," which was released as a single from Sergio's upcoming solo CD. At present, Sergio is working on three solo projects. His music is a blend of Flamenco, Afro-Latin, Middle Eastern, Fusion, and Nu-Jazz forms.
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