Leslie Ann Jones will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame, at the 34th annual NAMM TEC Awards, which takes place in Anaheim, US, on January 26, 2019.
Jones will join other audio influencers such as Rose Mann Cherney, Skunk Baxter, Hal Blaine, Jack Douglas, Nathan East, and Geoff Emerick, at the induction, which honours those who specialise in audio technology.
“I am so honoured to have been selected for this year’s TEC Hall of Fame,” said Jones. “It is quite humbling to know I will be joining a list of past inductees whom I have admired, respected and looked up to my whole career.”
Jones began her career playing in rock bands, then moved on to staff positions at ABC Recording Studios, the Automatt Recording Studios, Capitol Studios, and now at Skywalker Sound, where she records and mixes music for records, films, video games, and TV.
Since assisting record producers and engineers such as Barney Perkins, Fred Catero and Roy Halee, Jones progressed as an engineer, working with artists including Herbie Hancock, John Mayall, Santana, ConFunkShun, Frankie Beverly and Maze, the Whispers and Bobby McFerrin.
Jones became the first woman to chair the Recording Academy GRAMMY Board of Trustees in 2000 when she followed Phil Ramone’s tenure. She has also won four Grammy Awards, in categories such as best engineer and album.