He's played Carnegie Hall. He sells out shows in Europe. He's collaborated with Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs and produced albums by Diana Ross and Van Morrison. He has a Ph.D. and has written books on jazz. He's been written about in Esquire and Rolling Stone. His discography lists three dozen albums, mostly solo efforts. He's been a TV host and producer. He's done the score for award-winning films. He's been nominated for a Grammy. He once met Bob Dylan, and not long ago did an album of his songs. He's Leo's father.
And through it all, Sidran has been a genuinely decent guy about town, playing gigs when he can, collaborating with other musicians, giving of his time and expertise.