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Janel Leppin


"An Absolute Virtuoso - 4 Stars" - Downbeat Magazine

"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

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Janel Leppin


"An Absolute Virtuoso - 4 Stars" - Downbeat Magazine

"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 joins Marissa on cello for her album For My Crimes here’s a favorite track, “Blue Vaporwith Marissa Nadler guitar and vocals, Patty Schemel on drums, Kriton Kontrol back up vocals, Janel Leppin, cello. Order here

New video of the title track The Seduction of Kansas by Priests I worked on as a co-writer, multi-instrumentalist and primary bassist.

Pre-order at Sister Polygon Records

Janel and Marissa onstage at Flow Festival - August in Helsinki, Finland

Janel and Marissa onstage at Flow Festival - August in Helsinki, Finland

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.

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.

Mid-way through a two month tour - Janel,  Pharmakon  and  Marissa   Nadler  in Porto, Portugal.

Mid-way through a two month tour - Janel, Pharmakon and Marissa Nadler in Porto, Portugal.