Bachelor in Music Education, University North Texas, 1989. Master of Music, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2005.
Lead alto saxophone Harry Connick, Junior Orchestra, New York City, musical director, 1992—1995. Solo alto saxophone Count Basie Orchestra, 1995—2000. Lead alto saxophone Duke Ellington Orchestra, 2000—2004.
Director jazz studies Texas Tech University School Music, Lubbock, since 2005. Leader Brad Leali Quartet, New York City, since 1998. Endorser Keilwerth Saxophone, Los Angeles, Rico Reeds.
Clinician International Association Jazz Educators. Member Kennedy Center Honor Band, Washington.
Executive director Lubbock Jazz Festival, since 2006. Member of American Society of Composers (associate), Texas Music Educators Association, International Association Jazz Educators (associate award for outstanding service to jazz education 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006), Phi Mu Alpha (honorary).
Married Megumi Mori, November 12, 2002.