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    Leathers, Ann

    Violinist who was a member of the band Papa Nemo and appeared on their eponymous debut album in 1971.  Other groups with whom she has worked include the American Composers Orchestra, the New York Pops, and the Warner Bros. Orchestra.

     

    From 26th February 1989 through 1st September 1990, she was in the orchestra pit for a production of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.  She did same in Crazy For You, which enjoyed a run from 19th February 1992 through 7th January 1996.

     

    She performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2003.

     

    Recordings on which she appears include:  All My Friends Are Here by Arif Mardin; At Last by Cyndi Lauper; At the Movies by Dave Koz; Bugs Bunny on Broadway by the Warner Bros. Orchestra; Duets II by Tony Bennett; A Girl Like Me by Rihanna; Gold by Linda Eder; Lioness:  Hidden Treasures by Amy Winehouse; Nature Boy:  The Standards Album by Aaron Neville; North by Elvis Costello; Not That Kind by Anastacia; Romancing the ‘60s by Frankie Valli; Snowfall on the Sahara by Natalie Cole; Songs from the Last Century by George Michael; Songs I Heard by Harry Connick, Jr.; and, Standard Time, Vol. 5:  The Midnight Blues by Wynton Marsalis.

     

    She can also be heard on the soundtracks of Anytown, USA, The Caller, The Chamber, Changing Lanes, Cradle Will Rock, Fire and Ice:  The Winter War of Finland and Russia, Gods and Monsters, S.W.A.T., Teeth, and Ulee’s Gold.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.sandmanmusic.net/bio.html
    2. http://www.americancomposers.org/staff_contacts.htm
    3. http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=389256
    4. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ann-leathers-mn0000847361
    5. http://www.discogs.com/search?q=Ann+Leathers&type=all
    6. http://www.elviscostello.com/records-detail///Deutsche+Grammophon/Elvis+Costello+/North/cd/709
    7. http://www.oldies.com/search/results.cfm?results=keywords&q=leathers%20violin
    8. http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1135949|0/Ann-Leathers/filmography.html
    9. http://www.wfyi.org/fireandice/about_the_film/acknowledgements.htm
    10. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0495330/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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