People call me Dirty Jenny due to my unique tone and soulful playing style. If you want funk, you got it. If you want rock, you got it...and everything in between. Music is everything. Let's make magic on your tracks. credits include; Michael Jackson, George Clinton, & many more.
"If Jimi Hendrix were reborn as a funky, bulldog-loving blonde woman, he'd come back in the form of dirty jenny."
Music has been my life and passion since the age of 13. I have traveled the world as a "side-woman" for other national artists, recorded with A-list producers and musicians from NYC to L.A., in addition to being signed to Capricorn/Universal with my previous band, Big Sister. I am also an artist/songwriter myself, fronting my current original funk-rock band, The Dirty Bunch, in both Austin, TX & California. This experience allows me to hear your tracks from all sides; sonically, as a session player AND with an artist mind. I love helping other people bring their music to life, because I know firsthand how magical and exciting that can be. I pride myself on getting the best and right guitar tones for your music. My style is both tasty and melodic, chock full of soul. I love the use of heavy layers when it comes to guitar tracks. In addition, I also play bass guitar and offer musical score or score to picture work needed for video and short film projects. I have composed music for countless comedic videos, short films, & a web series since 2008. I'm brand new to this amazing site and look forward to collaborating with people all around the world.
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44 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jen Leigh
Once again, I worked with Jen and I had another amazing experience.
She always understands the song giving you different options.
She has taste. She is a great professional. When I need a guitar I just call her.
I am looking forward to working with her again.
Wow! Jen is a rockstar! Not only is she creative, proficient, rhythmically tight and tasty, but she enhances the pre-production concept and takes it to the next level.
She's also a great communicator and dedicated to getting it right, which is pretty easy because she's that good.
I feel fortunate to have her available on here, she's a total pro! A+++
Thank you Jen for the great guitar stems once again, and more so for your generosity in the amount of stems you sent me, giving me the option to choose. Your dedication to making sure your client is happy with the end results is second to none. And I've got nothing but the highest level of respect for the works you display on your guitar. If anyone here on Sound Better is reading this review right now, don't hesitate, contact Jen, and let her add her magic to your music.
Thanks to Jen Leigh for another masterful job. Jen listens to your song, and comes up with the perfect melodies, sweet rhythms, and slamming solos, that sits beautifully in the groove of the song. Another song completed, on to the next one.
This is the 4th time I work with Jen and I must say, this time she was more than just great! She read the song exactly like my client and I wanted it, same taste, same idea, same sound. If it is possible to give the definition of a great musician, I would say that Jen is very close to that definition.
I am looking forward to working with Jen again.
Always a pleasure working with the best - again. Superb understanding, good communication and a great musician.
Great playing, great tone and communication. Adapted to write parts that fit the song perfectly
Jen is unbelievable. Her communication is out of this world. She lets you know asap when there is an issue and she fixes it. We had a song that was recorded 20 years ago and the drums were out of sync. Jen programmed some great drum tracks and made the song something I was definitely excited about. She brought a whole new feel and energy to it. I cannot recommend anyone as highly as this artist. Do yourself a favor and hire her!!!!!!!!
Jen is a fantastic and great guitarist, she’s very professional, and her work speaks highly for itself.
Dang--where to begin? I chose Jen because she has a pocket and groove that is just so deep. My track needed this kind of seasoning--and she so brought it. But besides being so funky, Jen also gave me some really great straight up rock n roll that I so needed as well. She went above and beyond, gave me great options to work with. Tons of cool textures. And super easy communication and workflow. Highly recommend. !!
It was an absolute pleasure and honour to work with Jen. She provided some exceptionally creative guitar parts, a very generous number of stems, of which exceeded all expectations and took my song to a new level. Jen is highly professional, easy to work with, very communicative, offers a super quick turnaround, and so much fun to work with! And of course a top class musician. Thank you Jen, I look forward to the next collaboration.
Jen is so great to work with. She's fast, creative and a damn good guitarist. I `ve worked with on some tracks - and this will continue because I want the best.
Two songs down using Jen and she rocks. Simple as that. Great communication throughout and stellar playing.
Jen is an amazing professional guitar player that enhanced and brightened my track with her fantastic guitar skills. Also, Jen is the most friendly person I have ever worked with through SoundBetter. Highly recommended!!!
Jen Leigh is a true professional. She responded to my initial contact without minutes and her playing was perfect for the track I provided. She not only wanted to hear my ideas but had plenty of hers to offer as well which made this process enjoyable and quick. Excellent communication throughout the process. I will be using her on my other projects! Highly recommended.
What can I say about Jen? Marvelous, this is the second time we worked together and, again, she read the song in an amazing way. Great parts, perfect for the flow of the song with an amazing sound. Impeccable delivery. Really a great piece of musician. Can't wait to work with her again!
Another fine, great, and fantabulous job by the Maestro Jen Leigh, big ups and much respect to you for the excellent guitar tracks. You're the best.
Another job professionally done by the maestro Jen Leigh. The work she delivers is top notch, and her creative ideas just flows like a river. Big ups and much respect.
This has been my first project with Jen, and she has been fantastic, she puts in the work to make sure the song gets it due justice, and she communicates with you through the entire process. I highly recommend her for your projects.
Jen is an amazing guitarist. She was enthusiast about my project and it was really great to have someone who could get so much into it, she brought her enthusiasm. What could I say about the guitars she recorded? Great sound, amazing groove and, more important, excellent taste.
I am very happy and can't wait to work on another project with her.
Interview with Jen Leigh
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X, EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums, Bias FX 2, Waves plug ins
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I had the privilege to work with legendary mixer/producer Ed Cherney at The Village Studios in L.A. in 2016. I was 1/4th of a powerhouse all woman band on this project. We cut 13 basic tracks in 3 days for an Off-Broadway musical. The music was based in the 1950s & 1960s, so it ranged from jazz, to blues/rock, to acoustic ballads and more. There were charts. It was intense. The kind of intense that you crave and love as a player. It was one of the most satisfying sessions I've been on because everyone involved was such a joy to work with. We had amazing musical chemistry and played our hearts out. When I had to overdub a long improvised solo on a blues track, I wound up nailing it in my first take. I'll never forget walking back into the control room. Ed stood up from his chair, grabbed me and hugged me. Best sign of approval ever :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: There's good and bad in both, but I'm old school and an old soul, so give me a 2" tape machine all day.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction guaranteed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Playing music is the greatest joy I know. Every musical experience breeds growth. I love that.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy !
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do your dream guitar tracks sound like for this project? I ask them to send me some examples of what they like style wise, tone wise, etc. Are they open to my suggesstions at all? Do they have a time deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want in advance. Try to be as specific as you can to any musicians you hire in regards to your needs and wants per track. Be open to suggesstions, but ultimately make your own decisions on your project.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: soulful, edgy, clean, & funky af
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on all styles of music, but at least 50% is in the rock, funk, pop, or blues vein.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is the ability to deliver what a client asks for, musically speaking. My turnaround is also generally very fast.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: energy & fire, guitar layers, tone, thickness
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Much of my home session work is tracking guitars for independent, original artists/bands/songwriters. I've also done alot of musical score work; score to picture, composing specific background music for video shorts, short films, and a web series. I love all aspects of music and recording, and always welcome a new challenge.