Close ☰
Menu ☰

NAMM TEC Hall of Fame for Leslie Ann Jones

Posted on: Thursday 10th of January 2019

Leslie Ann Jones, the engineer, producer, and Director of Music and Scoring for Skywalker Sound will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, January 26 in Anaheim, California.  Jones joins Rose Mann Cherney, Skunk Baxter, Hal Blaine, Jack Douglas, Nathan East,  Geoff Emerick,  and others with her induction, the industry’s highest honour for pioneers of audio technology, as well as the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians.

“I am so honored to have been selected for this year’s TEC Hall of Fame,” shared 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.”

After beginning her career playing in rock bands and running her own live sound company, Jones went on to hold staff positions at ABC Recording Studios (Los Angeles), the Automatt Recording Studios (San Francisco), Capitol Studios (Hollywood), and now at Skywalker Sound, where she continues her career recording and mixing music for records, films, video games, and television, as well as producing records— primarily in the classical and jazz genres.

From her early years assisting 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, the Kronos Quartet, and Bobby McFerrin.. In 2000, she followed Phil Ramone’s tenure to become the first woman ever to chair the Recording Academy (GRAMMY) Board of Trustees, and she is also the recipient of four Grammy Awards, including two for Best Engineered Album, Classical.

The NAMM TEC Hall of Fame award was first bestowed in 1988 and is presented at The NAMM TEC Awards annually during The NAMM Show, the global gathering of music, sound and event technology in Anaheim, California (January 24-27, 2019). The awards honour the individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television, and video games, with the 2019 nominees announced earlier this year. On the evening of the awards, the winners in 31 categories of products and projects in the areas of Technical or Creative Achievement will be announced.



Latest News & Blog articles

  • The first-of-its-kind Scholarship programme, which begins in 2021, will cover the full cost of the course fees and contribute towards living expenses for two black British students annually to study on Abbey Road Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering. Abbey Road Institute is the education arm of Abbey Road Studios, offering highly […]
  • The inaugural Sound of the Year Awards 2020 is a newly launched celebration of everyday sound (not music) in all its forms presented by The Museum Of Sound in partnership with The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop and others. It is a UK-based awards ceremony this year but submissions are encouraged from around the world. Anyone […]
  • The Music & Media Technologies (MMT) programme at Trinity College Dublin has partnered with PreSonus Audio Electronics in adapting to a new online lecturing format, to enable students to carry out their creative and technical audio projects remotely. MMT lecturer Jimmy Eadie said, “We are delighted about the potential of this industry and academic partnership between […]
  • Shenzhen Leiting Digital Entertainment Company Ltd is one of China’s leading video games publishers, with over 45 million players across the country enjoying its mobile and PC releases. A wholly-owned R&D subsidiary of G-bits, the company employs enthusiastic games fans with one simple mission – to produce ‘unique and great games’. As a result of […]
  • Despite the challenges and delays of a global pandemic, manufacturers have continued to develop new and innovative products. Our nominations include both high-tech AoIP equipment and artisanal custom-builds, encompassing the (sometimes esoteric) recommendations from our panel of producers, and drawing on the detail and results from recent reviews by our professional contributors. For the tenth anniversary […]
  • Focusrite Pro has introduced a new Red 8Line interface, RedNet R1 desktop remote controller, and MkII editions of its RedNet A16R and RedNet D16R Dante interfaces. Red 8Line is a completely new addition to the hugely powerful Red range of Pro Tools | HD, Thunderbolt 3 and Dante audio interfaces for Mac and PC. Red […]
  • The award-winning games developer has installed three edit suites and a Dolby Atmos mix room at its facility in Sheffield. While most of the UK has been in lockdown, award-winning game developer Sumo Digital has been expanding its audio facilities by building three 5.1 surround sound edit suites, a Dolby Atmos mix room and a […]
  • The investment company which owns the studios where The Sopranos, Sex and the City and 30 Rock were recorded today signed a deal to build London’s largest Hollywood-style TV and film production centre. Hackman Capital Partners, the owner of sites including Culver Studios in Los Angeles and Silvercup Studios in New York, has agreed to invest […]
Translate »