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Jennifer Leitham

Jennifer Leitham's over 50 year career has taken her to the finest concert halls around the world, playing with the likes of Mel Torme', Doc Severinsen, Peggy Lee, k.d. lang, Bill Watrous, Bob Cooper, Benny Carter, Eartha Kitt and countless other music world greats. Her basslines have graced many movies and TV shows,

She is a bassist, vocalist, composer, arranger, lyricist, educator and producer.

Jennifer's trio features the bass as the lead voice throughout and highlights both her original compositions, arrangements, and as her massive Spottily audience will attest, her superb vocals. 

Jennifer has played on over 150 albums, including 11 albums of her own.  In 2019 she release “Remnants Of Humanity”, a wry commentary on current events, that she describes as “Jazz with a conscience!”. Her "Future Christmas" was one of the top selling Indie CDs of 2014. Her 2015 release, MOOD(S)WINGS, was the #1 Crossover Jazz top seller on CD Baby for over 8 weeks and was voted one of the top three Jazz CDs of 2015 by the readers of JazzEd magazine.  Other recent CDs include the critically acclaimed Left Coast Story (2008), and an all original tour de force, The Real Me (2006), her most popular CD to date. It announced to the world her true identity, both as a musician and a person. Her DVD The Real Me Live (2011), also available as an audio download, is "crackling with intensity, passion, and virtuosity!" Leitham's other internationally renowned CD's include Two for the Road (1999), Live (1997) Lefty Leaps In (1996) The Southpaw (1992) Leitham Up (1988) and the audio download The Real Me Live (2011) 

Jennifer is an active educator, and has taught at every level, from beginners to grad students and working professionals across the country. Jennifer is currently teaching private students globally in cyberspace via SKYPE and Zoom.

 

 

 


Gear

Hofner/Paesold bass

LaBella strings

Acoustic Image amplification

Raezer's Edge speakers


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"In a world of too much forgettable repetition, Leitham’s music, instrumentally and vocally,  is a memorable pleasure. Leitham’s latest CD, Mood(S)wings, showcases a stellar collection of standards and originals, with Leitham’s remarkable left handed bass playing and her captivating vocals in the spotlight. Backing her, pianist Andy Langham and drummer  Randy Drake provide musically symbiotic interaction, sharing Leitham’s far ranging, improvisational flights.
The results are stunning displays of state of the art contemporary jazz.”

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

A Bi-Coastal Christmas

Self Produced
2020

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Remnants of Humanity

Sinistral Records
2019

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Mood (S)wings

Sinistral Records
2015

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Future Christmas

Sinistral Records
2014

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Extemp'ore

Point of Departure, WMPG-FM
2012

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The Real Me Live

Sinistral Records
2011

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