Highlight of the Week: The Jennifer Leitham Trio at The Blue Whale

By Don Heckman

It’s not every night that one has a chance to hear the extraordinary music of Jennifer Leitham. But it will be on full display Wednesday night at The Blue Whale.

In a world of too much forgettable repetition, Leitham’s music — instrumentally and vocally —  is a memorable pleasure.

Jennifer Leitham plays bassA highly praised, veteran artist whose resume includes gigs with everyone from Woody Herman and George Shearing to Mel Torme and Peggy Lee, Leitham has been a major jazz star in her own right since she transitioned into her true identity in 2001.

Leitham’s latest CD, Mood(S)wings, showcases a stellar collection of standards and originals, with Leitham’s remarkable left handed bass playing and her captivating vocals in the spotlight. Backing her,  pianist Andy Langham and drummer  Randy Drake provide musically symbiotic interaction, sharing Leitham’s far ranging, improvisational flights.

The results are stunning displays of state of the art contemporary jazz. To read Devon Wendell’s iRoM review of Jennifer Leitham’s Mood(S)Wings click HERE.

And don’t miss Wednesday night’s opportunity to share the remarkable music of Jennifer Leitham and her Trio, up close and personal at the Blue Whale.


The Jennifer Leithem Trio performs at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 21.  Shows are from 9 p.m. to 11:55.  The Blue Whale is at

123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 538-8038







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