Memorial Lecture at 143rd: Leslie Ann Jones / Paying Attention

AES 143rd Convention
Javits Center, New York, USA.
October 18–21, 2017

Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, will present the 37th Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture during the 143rd Convention

“Paying Attention”

No graphs, no charts, no powerpoint, ok maybe a few photos, but mostly a retrospective on how my life and career have been sustained and enriched by paying attention.

Leslie Ann Jones has been a recording and mixing engineer for over 35 years. Starting her career at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles in 1975, 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, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Carlos Santana and Narada Michael Walden, and started her film score mixing career with “Apocalypse Now”.
From 1987 to 1997 she 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 & 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 recording and mixing music for records, films, video games, television, and commercials. And she now adds Record Producer to her list of credits.
Leslie has received 4 Grammy® Awards and has been nominated multiple times including Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical and Best Surround Sound Album.
Leslie is a past Chair of The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees. She serves on the Advisory Boards of Institute for Musical Arts, Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild) and is an Artistic Advisor to the new Technology and Applied Composition degree program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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