Jen Leigh

guitar tracks with soul

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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 life. Let's make magic on your tracks. credits include; MJ The Musical US Tour, Michael Jackson, George Clinton, Kelis, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Ed Cherney, & many more.

"If Jimi Hendrix were reborn as a funky, bulldog-loving blonde woman, he'd come back in the form of dirty jenny."
GUITAR WORLD~

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. I also play bass guitar and offer musical score & score to picture work for videos and short film projects. Additional links/examples of my guitar and score work available. You can also peep my reviews here. peace~

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

65 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ernest B.
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    As always, Jen delivered another scorching performance on a tune of mine. I tell her I hear a “menacing” guitar part and a few minutes later she sends me a sample of what menacing sounds like. Not sure how she does that but she does. Anyway, she rocks!

  2. Review by Vernon W.
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    This is my second time working with Jen. Her professionalism and attention to detail are amazing. She takes your songs to a place you could not have imagined. I don't believe I have ever worked with someone as detailed and focused. If you have the chance, definitely work with her.

  3. Review by Ernest B.
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    Jen brings the voodoo, mojo, attitude… whatever you want to call it, she rocks!

  4. Review by Ernest Buckley
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Jen now for 3 songs and every time I get tracks back from her my response is me raising my hands triumphantly in the air, proclaiming "Yes!" several times out loud congratulating myself for hiring her.

    I honestly don`t know what sort of agreement she signed with the "powers that be", but Jen has the unique ability to take a song from human to the divine. Seriously, if I ever met her, I will fall to my knees and kiss her feet. She`s that good!

  5. Review by Billy A.
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    Jen is always on point. She knocked out hours of recording over two days. She never fails to deliver emotional, raw, and fun parts. Thanks Jen!

  6. Review by Calvin A.
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    Jen Leigh is truly an amazing guitarist and a legend of a musician who deserves her own signature guitar. I have never heard anyone layered guitar tracks, plays rhythms, and solo like she does. This is my fourteenth song working with Jen, and I could not be happier with the tracks she delivered. Thank you, Jen!

  7. Review by Calvin Albere Music Producer
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    What a great musician, cool person, and just a beautiful spirit in Jen Leigh to work with. Thanks for another great job in taking my musical thoughts to the next level. And for all the other songs you have worked on for me over the past year and a half, I say Thank you! You're my go to guitarist, and you're the best.

  8. Review by Aurélien D.
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    I really feel so lucky each time I work with Jen. Don't miss an opportunity to bring her in your artists crew, she will simply take your game to a whole new level.

  9. Review by Giorgio M.
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    Again here for another project with Jen and again no words: she is truly an amazing professional. She changed the flow of the song and she helped me to find the right sound for a very important project.
    I am looking forward to working with her again soon.

  10. Review by Aurélien D.
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    5 stars are not enough, when you work with Jen it means your tracks will reach a higher level, a whole new dimension. Great artist, passionate, hard worker. A true pro.

  11. Review by Yamilet U.
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    A real guitar hero !!

  12. Review by Aurélien D.
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    Jen is not a woman. She's a machine with a soul! Freaky... But freakin' good!
    I have worked with many guitarists in the past, but she is in a league of her own. You don't only talk about music with her when working on a track, you talk about feelings. And on each track the magic happens, she brings emotions with her guitar and her soul, and takes your track to whole new dimension.

  13. Review by Calvin A.
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    I started working with Jen over a year ago, and when I heard the tracks she sent me from our first project, I knew then; I would be turning to Jen for all my guitar needs.

    Jen is a creative genius, and her approach to the music, speaks to the high caliber of a musician Jen truly is.

    I'll tell you this; Jen is an architect on her guitars, she will build high quality, professional guitar rhythms and solos for your projects. I can testify, this is our 10th project working together.

  14. Review by Jay H.
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    She is the absolute best. Fastest and highest quality!

  15. Review by Detdrich M.
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    Jen is a real pro. She listens to what you want and then she delivers like a rock star!

  16. Review by Jay H.
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    As always, Jen is the absolute best. Fast, creative, soulful, extraordinary.

  17. Review by Daniel A.
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    Jen is one of the best musicians I've had the privilege of working with! Highly recommend!

  18. Review by Jay H.
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    Jen is the absolute best. Truly fantastic to work with.

  19. Review by Daniel A.
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    O M G
    Stop what you're doing now, and
    Get Jen on your team.
    SO GOOD!
    Super pro.

  20. Review by Calvin Albert
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    Once again, another amazing project completed by Jen Leigh. She's the most gifted and talented guitarist I've come in contact with, over the many years I've been involved with music.
    Its not just about playing in the key of the song, but it's also about the feelings and the vibes within the music, and that's what Jen brings to your musical projects. Thanks again JEN!

Interview with Jen Leigh

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Logic Pro X, EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums, Bias FX 2, Waves plug ins

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. 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 :)

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. 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.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: Satisfaction guaranteed.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Playing music is the greatest joy I know. Every musical experience breeds growth. I love that.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That it's easy !

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. 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?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. 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.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: soulful, edgy, clean, & funky af

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: I've worked on all styles of music, but at least 50% is in the rock, funk, pop, or blues vein.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. 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.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: energy & fire, guitar layers, tone, thickness

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. 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.

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*PLZ NOTE* requests for session work MUST HAVE music samples attached. I cannot respond with a proposal price without hearing the track. turn around 2-4 days, 1-2 revisions allowed within reason

GenresSounds Like
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars
  • Led Zeppelin
Gear Highlights
  • D'Addario strings
  • 3rd Power Amplifiers
  • RMC wah pedals
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  • HUGE TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!Dec 27, 2022

    Beginning August 1, 2023 I will be lead guitarist for the US Tour Production of the Tony award winning, Grammy nominated Broadway hit MJ THE MUSICAL. Sign up for tour dates & info here http://mjthemusical.com