"Instrumental intimacy swept up in arrangements that cluster around her voice, as delicate and as imposing as a sheet of falling ice." - NPR Music
"Leppin is a rarity..ahhh-vant garde at its finest." - Capital Bop
Akin to a fairy-tale forest encased in glass." - Philadelphia City Paper
Janel's weavings are being shown at the Black Cat on February 16th, 2018 with an all-star music performance by DC bands, $10 Doors at 8:00 pm
Janel and Marissa onstage at Flow Festival - August in Helsinki, Finland
Janel and Anthony live at the Black Cat - this one is a slow burn
Janel and Anthony
Janel Leppin performs for a packed audience at Union Arts for the Washington Women in Jazz 2015 with her avant-garde group Ensemble Volcanic Ash. They played her compositions with Mary Lattimore harp, Amy Bormet piano, Karine Chapdelaine bass, Janel Leppin cello and vocals, Sarah Hughes saxophone.
'Big Sur' from Janel and Anthony's internationally acclaimed work Where is Home on Cuneiform Records.
NPR featured Marissa Nadler teaming up with cellist Janel Leppin at the Wilderness Bureau, performing "Dead City Emily" for WAMU's Bandwidth.
Janel performs at Sonic Circuits Festival 2013 with Ensemble Volcanic Ash at Atlas Center for the Performing Arts. Ensemble included Jaimie Branch trumpet, Jenny Graff voice electronics, Sarah Hughes saxophone, Betsy Wright synthesizer, Amy Frasier bassoon, Jacqueline Poulaff harp, Anthony Pirog guitar, Janel Leppin cello and electronics.