Jennifer Leitham.  Courtesy of the artist.

Jennifer Leitham.
Courtesy of the artist.

Tonight on “Groovy Tuesdays” –

Jennifer Leitham is a career Jazz musician, who has been a professional musician for over 40 years. She has played with Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, George ShearingWoody Herman, Benny Carter, Doc Severinsen, and K.D Lang.

Jennifer is a transgender woman and transitioned in 2001 from being known as John Leitham. She is most proud of her career as a recording artist, but is also an accomplished bassist, vocalist, composer, arranger, lyricist, and producer. Her basslines have graced many movies and TV shows and over 125 albums. Her repertoire also includes 10 albums of her own, most notably her huge hit The Real Me and her new release Mood Swings. 

Recently, she was the subject of an award winning documentary, I Stand Corrected, which premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival in April 2012, winning “Best Film.” The Jennifer Leitham Trio will be playing at Squashed Grapes in Ventura on November 29th.

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“Groovy Tuesday” features eclectic prerecorded and live music; public affairs interviews and conversations on issues related to Transgender & Queer issues and Peace Studies.  “Groovy Tuesday” airs bi-monthy in the fall on Tuesdays from 8-10pm PST.