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Jennifer Leitham

Jazz Bassist - Composer - Vocalist

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  • Jennifer Leitham named one of the 50 most interesting people of 2016 by the L.A. Weekly!

    An Acclaimed Bassist Overcomes Jazz’s Transphobia



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  • MOOD(S)WINGS Voted One of the top 3 Albums of 2015 by the Readers of JazzEd Magazine!

    Here is a link to the poll results. Released by independent label Sinistral Records in June ’15, MOOD(S)WINGS spent 8 weeks at the top of the CD Baby Crossover Jazz chart.moodswingscover400



  • MOOD(S)WINGS Released!

    Jennifer’s brand new CD MOOD(S)WINGS has been released and is available right now for download from CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.  Click here to listen and buy!

    MOOD(S)WINGS is a mood swinging statement of joy, sorrow, pain, and exhilaration, this collection displays her crackerjack trio, amazing special guests, plus her wry lyrics, compositions and arrangements. This is virtuosic music that takes you on an emotional journey.

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  • Vanity Fair- Special Issue

    Jennifer is very proud to announce that she has been selected as a Pioneer along with 19 other people “whose life stories have resonated across the culture”, and is included with a full page photo by Mary Ann Halpin in an article called “The Transgender Moment” in a special edition by Vanity Fair. The special edition is titled TRANS AMERICA and it’s on newsstands right now!! The special issue contains articles culled from Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, The New Yorker, (all Conde Nast publications).
    For more information, click here.

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About Jennifer Leitham

Jennifer Leitham is a career Jazz musician, and has been a professional musician for over 40 years. She is known for playing for many famous dead people, among them Mel Torme’, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Woody Herman, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson, and a horde of others you wouldn’t have heard of. She’s also played for some who are still alive, Doc Severinsen, and k.d. lang just to name two.

Her basslines have graced many movies and TV shows, and recently she was the subject of an award winning documentary, I Stand Corrected.

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

She is most proud of her career as a recording artist. As of now she has played on over 125 albums, including 10 albums of her own, (including her huge hit The Real Me), and is currently working on another.

The Jennifer Leitham Trio is an active, working, creative force. Come on out and catch them sometime!

(A more detailed biography is included in the Press section)

Upcoming Shows

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017

    Dr. Gayle Serdan Quartet

    8pm

    The Mint
    6010 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

     

    Friday March 10, 2017

    Dr. Gayle Serdan Quartet
    Jennifer Leitham bass

    Tickets here

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017

    Diane Hubka Quintet

    7pm and 9:30pm

    Bar Fedora
    Downtown Los Angeles, CA

     

    Friday March 18, 2017

    Diane Hubka Quintet
    Jennifer Leitham bass

    Details here

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017

    Ukulele Magic

    7pm

    The Coffee Gallery Backstage
    2029 N. Lake, Altadena, Ca. 91001

     

    Saturday March 25, 2017

    Ukulele Magic
    Jennifer Leitham bass

    Reservations/Information: (626) 798-6236.. between 10AM and 10PM

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017

    Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Southeast USA Tour

    Southeastern USA Tour

     

    Tuesday March 28, 2017 - Monday April 10, 2017

    Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Southeast USA Tour
    Jennifer Leitham bass

    www.bigbandjazz.net

  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017

    Jennifer Leitham Trio - Jazz at the Merc

    7:30pm

    Old Towne Temecula Community Theater
    42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590
    1-866-OLD-TOWN (866-653-8696)

     

    Thursday April 20, 2017

    Jennifer Leitham Trio - Jazz at the Merc
    Tickets $15 - reserve and purchase in advance:

    Tickets here

  • Tue
    9
    May
    2017

    Jennifer Leitham Trio

    Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill
    2930 N Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077
    (south of Mulholland)

     

    Tuesday May 9, 2017

    Jennifer Leitham Trio

    www.vibratogrilljazz.com

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017

    Sacramento Hot Jazz Festival

    Sacramento Hot Jazz Festival

     

    September 25,26,27, 2017

    Sacramento Hot Jazz Festival
    Vince Bartel's Migrant Jazz Workers
    Jennifer Leitham bass

    www.hotjazzjubilee.com

  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017

    Jennifer Leitham Trio

    Boston Court
    70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA
    BOX OFFICE - 626.683.6883 | 11am - 5pm, Tues - Sat

     

    Friday October 20, 2017

    Jennifer Leitham Trio

    www.bostoncourt.com

Contact

Jennifer can be contacted via email for information or appearances

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