Jazz & Blues
Dates TBD

blackbox: Jennifer Leitham

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The Broad Stage - The Edye

About

The hottest club in town is back and bigger than ever, now including social dances in the larger East Wing!

The Reverend Shawn Amos returns with his signature series of smooth grooves and robust rhythms, featuring a stellar lineup of musicians you’ll want to get to know! Whether you feel like dancing to high-energy beats in the East Wing, or relaxing to transcendent sounds in The Edye, you’ll be part of the sold-out craze that continues to enrapture our audiences.
 

Artists

Considered by many to be one of the finest bassists in the world, Jennifer Leitham has been a career Jazz musician for over 45 years. She is known for playing with many music world masters, including Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Doc Severinsen, Woody Herman, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson, Take 6 and K.D. Lang, along with countless other greats in many genres. Her bass lines have graced numerous movies and TV shows. Currently Jennifer leads her trio and plays in clubs and concerts around the world.

Press

How Jennifer Leitham Overcame Transphobia in the Jazz Community, with LA Weekly

Jennifer Leitham was named one of LA Weekly’s 50 Most Interesting People of 2016 for her journey in music and in combatting transphobia in the LA jazz scene. Read more here.
 

Jennifer Leitham Opens Up About Her Transition And How it Affected Her Bass Playing

World renowned bassist Jennifer Leitham talks about how her transition affected her ability to play the jazz bass, homophobia in the jazz community and more with Berkshire on Stage in this candid interview. Read the article here.

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