"Jazzy Carols" will spice up your holidays with Leigh's jazz piano solo arrangements of traditional Christmas carols. Included is the special debut release of her latest original, "Baby Boy," piano instrumental. This collection of favorites is sure to bring a warmth and joy of the season to all your holiday preparations!
Behind The Scenes: "After school mid-December day in high school, I snuck into the auditorium to play the grand piano in the empty hall. The first song that came to mind was "Away In A Manger." What came through my hands that day was a swingy jazz ballad version of this tender classic. Reflecting on this on a chilly late autumn night in 2019 brought a flood of inspiration for my first Christmas album. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it."
Leigh's jazz piano arrangements of traditional Christmas carols
Leigh's debut CD, "Sandbar" is a compilation of original jazz songs and instrumental compositions from crisp hard bop to pensive piano solo with breezy Brazilian bossa nova, and the groove of smooth jazz.
Click on the link to read the full review at All About Jazz website: Jazz CD Debut Review
Behind The Scenes: "A music colleague asked me at a gig one night if I had a CD. Unfortunately, at the time I didn't. But the next morning I sat down at the piano to see what could happen. Two weeks and 14 songs later I had the instrumental songs for Sandbar. A little while later, the songs with lyrics were completed and I booked studio time. It was a wonderful experience with the vocalists, band, and engineer who helped make it all happen. A cherished memory for all time."