Jenny Conlee

Session Keyboards & Accordion

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I am a full time member of The Decemberists and I love playing sessions in my spare time. I play all keyboard instruments and the piano accordion.

My husband Steve Drizos and I have a fully equipped home studio called the Panther! We have a great collection of mics and lots of studio experience. In our studio we have a Kimball grand piano, Baldwin Spinet Piano, Hammond B3, Mellotron, Wurlitzer 200A, Nord Stage 2, Dave Smith Prophet, Moog Little Phatty, Juno 106, melodica, glockenspiel, and a variety of accordions.

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  • Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters
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  • The Ben Miller Band
  • Ben Miller
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  • The Decemberists
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  • Laura Gibson
  • The Chieftains
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  • Kasey Anderson and the Honkies
  • The Decemberists
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  • Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
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  • Casey Neill and the Norway Rats
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  • Jenny Conlee
  • Steve Drizos
  • Jackmormons
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9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Chris K.
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    Working with Jenny was a real pleasure. She went above and beyond creating excellent accordion and synth tracks for my song. The parts she came up with are amazing both melodically and texturally. They fit the song perfectly. I would be happy to work with her again!

  2. Review by Alan Bo
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    Jenny is fantastic to work with. I gave her a huge song to work on and she exceeded all expectations.

  3. Review by Paul C.
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    Gave her my parts and he had it down very fast. Easy to work with. Would hire her again for sure.

  4. Review by John Morgan Askew
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    Jenny is total asset to have on any session. She is more than willing to be thrown in without a map or to be handed sheet music to guide. Her playing is so inspired and skilled that I have had sessions go from wanting only a little piano to asking for piano/ keys on every song once they hear her in action. Not only does her musicality and professionalism bring the song/ session to a much higher level, Jenny is a great human and always brings a welcome warmth to any recording. Her attitude in the studio always is missed once she has to pack up and leave.

  5. Review by Tucker Martine
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    I have had the good fortune of working with Jenny for about 15 years wether with her band The Decemberists or roping her into playing on other projects I’m producing/engineering. In addition to her deep musicality she brings enthusiasm for making the music as good as it can be and also for making the process enjoyable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for any keyboard/accordion needs whatsoever.

  6. Review by Kyleen King
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    Jenny is the first person I call for all piano/keyboard/accordion needs. She can do it all - read parts, improvise, follow chord changes, compose melody and counter melody, etc, all while retaining the high goal of best serving the song. She has an infinite and infectious enthusiasm and passion for music, forever bubbling under a seasoned pro exterior. Not only will she absolutely slay the session, she will make you laugh with her sharp wit and endear you with her ever-present smile. She is immensely talented, fun and generous with her gifts and I just cannot recommend her enough.

  7. Review by Adam Selzer
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    Jenny is a consummate professional in the studio. She doesn’t just arrive to the session with only her laurels in hand (though she could), she comes extremely prepared with multiple ideas for how to approach the song or songs. Whether it’s piano, shredding Hammond B3, Accordion, or any synth sound in the book, Jenny has complete command of her instruments. Jenny has been a huge asset to every session I have had her play on. She’s a triple threat; efficient, creative, and professional. What else do you want in a session player?

  8. Review by Scott McCaughey
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    Jenny Conlee is The Best. She can give you whatever you want or need: piano, Hammond organ, accordion, maybe even a broken harpsichord. She’s happy to take direction, but it’s best just to let her go for it, because she’s intuitive and enthusiastic and fun --I like to see what’s in her fingers. After all, she’s not called THE MAGICAL MUSIC BOX for nothing. She’s added so much to my beloved The Minus 5 albums. I love her singing too!

    Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, R.E.M., Baseball Project, Young Fresh Fellows, No Ones, KMRIA, etc.)

  9. Review by Larry Crane
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    To put it bluntly, Jenny Conlee is my first call keyboard player when I am producing a session and need any keyboard parts. She is thoroughly professional and arrives with charts she’s mapped out when we supply her with rough mixes in advance. Her taste and intuition always adds to the production and arrangements, and she is easy to guide and takes direction well with a positive attitude. My only problem is I wish I had more sessions that we need her to come in for!

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Decemberists
  • R.E.M.
  • Yes Featuring Jon Anderson
  • Trevor Rabin
  • Rick Wakeman
  • Rick Wakeman
Gear Highlights
  • In our studio we have a Kimball grand piano
  • Baldwin Spinet Piano
  • Hammond B3
  • Mellotron
  • Wurlitzer 200A
  • Nord Stage 2
  • Dave Smith Prophet
  • Moog Little Phatty
  • Juno 106
  • melodica
  • glockenspiel
  • and a variety of accordions.
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