Facebook Twitter YouTube eMailList

Jennifer Leitham

Jazz Bassist - Composer - Vocalist

Buy Music

What's New!

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

    An Acclaimed Bassist Overcomes Jazz’s Transphobia



    L.A.Weekly5:4:16jennifer-leitham-danny-liao-1
  • 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.

    .



    unnamed
  • 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.

    . server hosting ip . language translate . expiration of domains



    1

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
    30
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016

    Prescott Jazz Summit

    Prescott, Arizona

    prescott-rocks

    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/

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016

    Ginger and Scott at Vibrato

    9pm

    Vibrato Grill
    2930 Beverly Glen Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90077

    images-2

     

    Friday October 7, 2016

    Ginger and Scott

    Ginger Berglund vocals
    Scott Whitfield vocals, trombone
    Jeff Colella piano
    Jennifer Leitham bass
    Kendall Kay on drums

    Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill & Jazz
    2930 Beverly Glen Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90077
    http://www.vibratogrilljazz.com/
    Reservations: 310-474-9400

  • 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

    jazz450

     

    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

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    Mark Christian Miller at the Gardenia

    9pm

    The Gardenia
    7066 Santa Monica Bd
    West Hollywood, Ca 90038

    gardenia-restaurant-and-lounge-image

    Saturday October 22

    Mark Christian Miller - vocals, mirth
    Karen Hammack piano
    Jennifer Leitham bass
    9pm
    The Gardenia
    7066 Santa Monica Bd
    West Hollywood, Ca 90038
    323-467-7444

  • 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

    riversidectr4sprituallivinglogo

    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

    fc400

     

    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

Jennifer can be contacted via email for information or appearances

Click here to subscribe to Jennifer’s email list to get the latest on shows, events and releases.

.