Primary Instrument: Bass
Jennifer Leitham is a world renowned musician / double bass player. She has been called the left-handed virtuoso of the upright bass.
An active live performer, Jennifer has been bassist on more than 100 recordings and has recorded six CDs of her own.
Jennifer is known for long associations with Mel Torme and Doc Severinsen. She has also appeared with Woody Herman, George Shearing, Gerry Mulligan, Peggy Lee, Joe Pass, Cleo Laine, Louis Bellson, Pete Rugolo, Bill Watrous. She has been a member of the Tonight Show All-Stars, The Woody Herman Thundering Herd, the Benny Carter Quintet, and the Bob Cooper Quartet.
Jennifer has performed as a featured artist or group member at major jazz festivals in North America and internationally. She has been a presenter at workshops and clinics in the U.S., including the 1995 International Society of Bassists Convention in Kalamazoo, MI.
Jennifer's own CDs include Leitham Up, The Southpaw, Lefty Leaps In, Live! and Two for the Road (a duo with guitarist Jimmy Bruno). Her 2006 CD, The Real Me, features her original compositions and arrangements and, for the first time, her singing voice.