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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

  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016

    Jennifer Leitham Trio - Rancho Mirage

    7pm

    COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY THEATRE
    at The Atrium
    69930 Highway 111, Suite 116
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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    L.A. Weekly

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    August 25,26,27
    The Jennifer Leitham Trio

    Jennifer Leitham bass, vocals
    Randy Drake drums
    Andy Langham piano August 25, 26
    Rich Eames piano August 27

    COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY THEATRE
    at The Atrium
    69930 Highway 111, Suite 116
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    http://cvrep.org/

    Tickets on sale now! Click here for tickets.
    BOX OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 10:30-2:30
    and 2-hours prior to performance
    760-296-2966
    boxoffice@cvrep.org

    "We'll be playing a different show each night.
    On opening night, the emphasis will be on material from "Left Coast Story", including the suite from "West Side Story".
    On August 26th, we'll be playing material from my latest, "MOOD(S)WINGS", as well as a few (edited into non holiday), selections from "Future Christmas".
    On August 27th, we'll be playing music that was featured in "I Stand Corrected", mostly music from my greatest hit album "The Real Me"......:-) "I Stand Corrected" was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Length Documentary at it's premiere at the 2012 American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs.
    So be there all 3 nights!!!! I promise original witty banter for each show.....:-)"
    xoxo,
    Jennifer

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016

    Youth Mentoring Action Network Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

    6pm

    Claremont University Consortium

    101 n. Mills Ave

    Claremont, Ca

    www.mentoringactionnetwork.org

    951-621-8000

    Youth Mentoring Action Network
    Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

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    Dr. Gayle Serdan Quartet

    Dr. Gayle Serdan Hammond Organ

    Jennifer Leitham bass

    Yarone Levy guitar

    Dion Neubile drums

    Claremont University Consortium

    101 n. Mills Ave

    Claremont, Ca

    http://www.mentoringactionnetwork.org

    951-621-8000

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016

    Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

    9am - 6pm

    Torrance Cultural Arts Center
    3330 Civic Center Dr N, Torrance, California 90503

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    Saturday September 24
    Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

    presents
    Ohana Ukulele artists
    Jeff Linsky and Jennifer Leitham
    with Abe Lagrimas Jr
    Set times TBA
    Festival - 9 AM - 6 PM
    Torrance Cultural Arts Center
    3330 Civic Center Dr N, Torrance, California 90503
    http://kalakoa.com/ukulele/index.html
    Tickets click here

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016

    Prescott Jazz Summit

    Prescott, Arizona

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    September 30 - October 2
    Prescott Jazz Summit
    Various Locales in beautiful Prescott, AZ
    Schedule:
    Friday September 30th
    5 – 7:30 PM
    Reception/Concert - York Chrysler
    Prescott Lakes Parkway

    Saturday October 1st,
    Yavapai College
    •Educational Events all day
    •Evening Gala Concert
    Yavapai College Theater 7:30pm – 10:00pm
    Tickets - $30-40 click here to order advance tix

    Sunday October 2nd, 2016
    Afternoon Concert
    2pm
    The First Congregational Church
    Gurley Street., Prescott, AZ
    Ticket price TBA
    Evening Jam Session
    6:30-9:00pm
    Murphy's 6:30-9:00pm
    Free to the public
    Must make reservations with Murphy's directly 928-445-4044
    For more festival information, call:
    928-830-2462 General Info
    For tickets call:
    928-277-1576
    or 484-558-0066
    http://www.prescottjazz.com/

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016

    Jazz at the Merc with Mark Miller

    7:30

    Old Town Temecula Community Theater

    42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590

    http://www.TemeculaTheater.org

    Jazz at the Merc

    presents

    Mark Christian Miller vocals

    with

    Karen Hammack piano

    Jennifer Leitham bass

    Old Town Temecula Community Theater

    42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590

    http://www.TemeculaTheater.org

  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016

    Jennifer Leitham Trio, Holiday Music Service, Riverside

    11am to 12:30pm

    The Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living
    3891 Ridge Road
    Riverside, CA 92501

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    Sunday December 4th.
    The Jennifer Leitham Trio
    is performing at
    The Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living

    Jennifer Leitham bass, vocals
    Andy Langham piano
    Randy Drake drums

    Jennifer Leitham and her trio will be in performance at 11 AM, for a special Holiday service. They will play some selections from Jennifer's "Future Christmas" CD. The event is FREE and open to the public, for those who choose to give, Love offerings will be taken to support both the Center for Spiritual Living and LGBT causes.

    The Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living
    3891 Ridge Road
    Riverside, CA 92501
    Telephone: 951.683.2343
    http://riversidecsl.org/

  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016

    6th Annual Holiday Show

    8pm

    Catalina Jazz Club
    6725 West Sunset Blvd.
    Hollywood California 90028

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    The Jennifer Leitham Trio
    6th Annual Holiday Extravaganza
    Jennifer Leitham bass, vocals, sleighbells, water drops
    Rich Eames piano
    Randy Drake drums, sleighbells

    8pm
    Catalina Jazz Club
    6725 West Sunset Blvd.
    Hollywood California 90028
    Phone: (323) 466-2210
    http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/
    $15 cover

    The trio will be playing selections from Jennifer’s monster indie hit holiday CD FUTURE CHRISTMAS, plus some other new musical holiday fare that Jennifer has concocted……….this is going to be a really fun show, lots of mirth, merriment, and the usual pathos……you won’t want to miss Jennifer’s hit “Future Christmas (The Global Warming Winter Holiday Blues)”………

     

Contact

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