Jenny Leigh, Vocalist-Pianist-Songwriter
Leigh's beautiful soprano voice and unique songs are a blending reminiscent of Musical Theatre, Broadway show tunes, easy listening pop and the voices of Julie Andrews, Joan Baez, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell. Leigh's refreshing classical-pop piano style shines with vibrant life and sincerity. Leigh's music reveals a balanced mix of adult contemporary pop and classical influences founded on a pervasive, optimistic philosophy.
Recorded in Tokyo, Japan, the songs from her new CD, Butterfly, Believe, bear the fruit of her devotion to music and offer insight to the intimate, cultural struggles from her five years in Japan. Leigh's songs, though self-reflective, emotional expressions, are ultimately refreshing bursts of spiritual optimism. From soul-bearing ballads, to relationship dramas, to happy, danceable pop tunes, her CD debut, 'Butterfly, Believe' is an intensely rich musical contribution.
Jenny Leigh's Message: Inner Peace & Empowerment
Leigh explains the concept behind her music, "It is my personal desire to fulfill my mission as an artist who can, in the words of Buddhist Peace Leader, Daisaku Ikeda, 'make a positive contribution toward a society in which cruelty, violence and darkness can be overcome through a spirit of empowerment and compassion.'
By successfully performing positive music, including songs from my CD, I feel I am making a strong statement 'for artists themselves to be recognized and valued as making great contributions to peace and humanity.'(Ikeda) For these reasons...I feel a strong responsibility and passion to create music that has the power to encourage, comfort and inspire. 'Butterfly, Believe' is the beginning of many more efforts to accomplish these goals."