Eclectic, lyrical and sophisticated, Leighanne Saltsman represents the best of American singing. Her refined voice and expert musicianship place her squarely in the next generation of the jazz-americana tradition.
Leighanne first came to music through her family. Her father’s travels around Europe in the ’60s eventually moved him to return to his roots in the Hudson Valley, settling him on a 26 acre farm in Rhinebeck and rekindling his love of old music with a record collection that included, amongst others, the works of Mantovani and John Denver, which touched the young Leighanne’s soul at the deepest level.
Her family’s attendance at the Reformed Dutch Church gave her early exposure to the traditional Protestant harmonies that are a time-honored tradition for singers throughout the Northeast. Starting on the piano, Leighanne moved on to the ukulele, whose voice she discovered is a perfect compliment to her own.