Leslie Ann Jones has been a recording and mixing engineer for over 30 years. Starting her career in 1975 at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles, she moved to Northern California in 1978 to accept a staff position with David Rubinson and Fred Catero at the legendary Automatt Recording Studios. There she worked with such artists as Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Holly Near, Angela Bofill, Narada Michael Walden, and Frankie Beverly and Maze, and started her film score mixing career with Apocalypse Now.
From 1987 to 1997 Ms. Jones was a staff engineer at Capitol Studios located in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. She recorded projects with Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Michelle Shocked, BeBe and CeCe Winans, and Marcus Miller, as well as the scores for several feature films and television shows.
In February of 1997 she returned to Northern California to accept a position as Director of Music Recording and Scoring with Skywalker Sound, where she continues her engineering career mixing music for records, films, video games, television, and commercials. In 2003 Ms. Jones was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Classical, and received a Grammy Award for the Kronos Quartet’s recording Alban Berg: Lyric Suite, which won Best Chamber Music Album. In 2005 she received another Grammy Award for her work as engineer on Diane Reeves’s Good Night and Good Luck.
Ms. Jones is a past chair of the Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees, and remains a current Trustee. She is a former member of the Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission. She also serves on the Board of Institute for Music Arts, Music in Schools Today, and the Recording Arts Advisory Board for Expression College for Digital Arts.