Review: Bassist powers TJW concert – By Chuck Berg

It isn’t every day that one runs into a jazz trio led by a bassist. On Sunday afternoon that truism was turned on its head as triple-threat bassist-vocalist-composer Jennifer Leitham powered her L.A.-based trio through a high octane Topeka Jazz Workshop concert at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center.

Leitham is a Topeka favorite. With an enthusiastic fan base built on previous workshop appearances, the bassist signaled with her streetwise opener, “The Trashman Cometh,” that she had come to give it her all.