Rare is the artist with the gift to so naturally convey musical artistry direct from the soul and also be a striking eyeful of beauty that shines from the inside out. With her passion for authentic bedrock styles of R&B, Jazz, Blues and Pop, Los Angeles native Leigh Jones is just the artist to make you a believer. She's already done so with luminaries that stretch from Motown Records founder Berry Gordy to former Stax Records executive Al Bell - men who have seen, groomed and launched the very best and are rolling up their sleeves once again to support the blooming, once in a lifetime talent possessed by Leigh Jones.
Leigh Jones is making her long overdue debut with her exquisite and perfectly titled album Music in My Soul on Peak Records. Working with seasoned and knowing veterans that include manager Kerry Gordy, songwriter Bruce Fisher, music consultant Billy Meshel, and a team of songwriter friends who know the lady oh so well, Leigh Jones has slow cooked a feast of eclectic and soulful songs that speak directly from her heart and soul to yours.
These are my songs, shares Leigh who also co-wrote two of the twelve numbers and made the very unusual, artistically mature decision to have a couple of other songs she wrote removed because she felt they could be done better at a later time. You can't place these songs with anybody else. We made every effort for me to not come across as a cookie cutter singer trying to sound like whoever is all over the radio at the moment. I'm recording music that's very me and totally different. When we came to Andi Howard at Peak, without any solicitation from Kerry or I, she picked every song that we preferred. She truly understood the best part of my artistry that I've been shooting for - my jazzier R&B oriented stuff.