Born John Leitham in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1953. Mainstream bassist known for long run with Mel Tormé as well as work with Woody Herman, Doc Severinsen, George Shearing and many other jazz notables.
Biographical article includes links to musical associates such as Woody Herman and Pete Christlieb, covers gender reassignment surgery and associated documentary.
Dubbed "the left-handed virtuoso of the upright bass" by Leonard Feather, she lists work with Mel Torme, George Shearing and Doc Severinsen. Reviews, endorsements, photos and audio.
The Real Me
AllAboutJazz.com review of CD by the bassist and her trio, released in 2006 on the Sinistral label.
Last update:June 4, 2007 at 13:10:44 UTC