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Bill Clinton Jams With Leo Gandelman

Jazz saxophonist Leo Gandelman may not be widely recognized in American jazz circles, but his combined jazz, funk, R&B and pop sensibilities, seven solo albums and appearances on over 600 albums have made him one of Brazil’s top jazz musicians.

On July 17, Gandelman appeared at New York’s Mansfield Hotel where he performed cuts from his latest Jazzateria CD, Brazilian Soul, in front of distinguished guests including Bill Clinton. The former President later jammed with the band on a brand new, custom-made L.A. Sax tenor emblazoned with the Brazilian flag, presented to him as a gift from Gandelman earlier in the evening.

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