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Leanne Weatherly

A member of the West Coast Songwriters Association, Leanne has made her mark in the songwriting world through heavy self-promotion at concerts, open mics, on the web,and at songwriters conferences. In 2007, Leanne won a Commercial Jazz Composition Grant from her local college music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon. Other past awards include the Semper Fidelis Award and the South Valley Civic Theater Musical Theater Scholarship (both in 1994). In 2005, Leanne won 4th place out of 700 in the American Idol Underground web contest for best song "Sunny Skies".

Born and raised in the small agricultural town of Hollister,California, Leanne earned her B.A. in Music Performance from San Jose State University. She has a choral conducting background which helped her direct many community musicals and variety shows. She also had the privilege of directing and singing with famed composer and lyricist Steven Schwartz in Stephen Schwartz and Friends Concert (2001).

Leanne has taught in the public school system for six years and currently holds a teaching position at Crittenden Middle School in Mountain View, California.


Awards

2007 - Commercial Jazz Composition Grant

2005 - 4th place out of 700 in the American Idol
Underground web contest for best song
Sunny Skies.

1994 - Semper Fidelis Award

1994 - South Valley Civic Theater Musical
Theater Scholarship


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She has a definite and appealing sound that will produce many fans for her.
~Louie Bellson, Drummer

Leanne Weatherly is the next major voice to watch out for - she's got clarity, passion,and fun arrangements that anyone would enjoy, all wrapped up in a very bright future,
~Concord Artist Taylor Eigsti.

"Recognized for her ability as a songwriter, Leanne Weatherly, a music teacher by profession, is also a wonderful vocalist with two previous albums to her credit. Go and Find..., her third CD release, is one of those light jazz vocal recordings that presents the gentler side of jazz. The album contains five originals including the title tune from her debut recording, Chocolate and Roses, as well as a Latin jazz arrangement of Duke Ellington, Caravan, and a bouncy, hip rendition of Billie Holiday, God Bless the Child. Weatherly uses no less than twenty musicians playing on different tracks and offers a big band sound on such tunes as Simple Things and Sunny Skies. The lady shares vocals with special guest Dan Fryer on the lovely Christine McVie composition Songbird against the background of Tom Tomasello guitar and Jeff Rzepiela foray on the flute for one tasteful song. Tomasello plays a major part on this recording providing many arrangements as well playing the piano, strings and the drums. Other special songs include the smooth-like title tune, Oo So Cool where the lady offers some stylish scatting, the mellow Midnight at the Oasis, and the soft melodic The Water is Wide. For an enjoyable and relaxing session of music I urge you to search for Leanne Weatherly Go and Find and let her oft described colorful and expressive vocal style impress you as she has this listener." ~Edward Blanco, Ejazz News

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

California Teaching Creditional. Single Subject-Music 7 years teaching experience in public school system (Middle School) 10 years private studio: Voice, Piano and Flute

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Go and Find

Self Produced
2009

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Go and Find...

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Sunny Skies

From: Go and Find...
By Leanne Weatherly

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