Music Production, Composition, Recording, Performance

Ben Leinbach is an award-winning producer, composer, recordist, and multi-instrumentalist. In the studio and on the stage he has worked with scores of illustrious artists in a myriad of genres. He primarily produces world music, alternative pop, and singer-songwriters, and has also devled extensively into producing rap and r+b and composing music for video, radio, and TV. Ben's alchemical groove and mood capturing sensibilities and technical wizardry in the recording studio have made him one of Northern California's most in demand producers.

 

Quotes about Ben:

"Legendary..." - Common Ground Magazine


"Coolest music maker." - Brenda McMorrow

"Masterful". - Yoga Journal


"A technical and creative musical wizard." - Amie Penwell


"Whatever his gift is; empathy, talent, witchcraft, it is rare."
- Prajna Vieira


"It seems that everything he touches turns to gold".
- Yoga Journal

"Soulful genius." - Ben's dad

Contact Ben at 415-451-8124 or benleinbach@comcast.net



Music Samples

PRODUCTION

Ben maintains an eclectic mix of music on his production plate. He produces everything from hip hop to meditation music.

 

Genre: Urban World

jai uttal mondo rama CD
Jai Uttal
Mondo Rama

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Genre: Alternative Pop

amie penwell CD
Amie Penwell
EP

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Genre: World

sangha album
Ben Leinbach Presents
Sangha

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Genre: Alternative Pop

sarah davis floodlight CD
Sarah Davis
Floodlight

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Genre: Downtempo

Travis Wernet Outlaw Dervish
Travis Wernet
Outlaw Dervish

travis wernet outlaw dervish cd sampler
Genre: Folk/Pop

jo d'anna CD
Jo D'Anna
As She Is

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R+B AND RAP PRODUCTION

To check out Ben's production in the R+B and Rap veins, Please click on the sampler below.

r+b and rap sampler

COMPOSITION

Ben has composed music in many styles for albums, radio, television, and videos. He often co-writes material with artists whom he is producing. He has composed music for numerous world music and yoga instructional CDs and DVDs, and has co-written a plethora of material with Jai Uttal.

 

Genre: Meditation

spirit of yoga CD
Ben Leinbach
The Spirit of Yoga

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Genre: Kirtan

love reigns CD
Diana Rogers
Love Reigns

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Genre: Ambient World

music for yoga CD
Jai Uttal / Ben Leinbach
Music for Yoga

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Genre: World

moola mantra CD
Deva Premal
Moola Mantra

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Genre: World Pop

amrita album
Prajna Vieira / Ben Leinbach
Amrita

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Genre: Acoustic World

brenda mcmorrow ameya cd
Brenda McMorrow
Ameya
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RECORDING

As a freelance sound engineer Ben has recorded projects that span the musical spectrum from world music to rap, rock and roll to Latin-jazz. He has engineered recordings with rappers E-40 and Spice-1, percussion greats Pops and Peto Escovedo, saxophonist Joshua Redman, film composers Lawrence Rosenthal and Gary Malkin, soul diva Ledisi, former Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, Tim Alexander of Primus fame, Dawn Robinson from En Vogue, world music pioneer Jai Uttal, The Turtle Island String Quartet, monster bassist Michael Manring, former Santana percussionist Orestes Vilato, and drumming freak-of-nature Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez.

Genre: R+B

ledisi soul singer CD
Ledisi
Soul Singer
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Genre: Rap

E40 CD
E40
Tha Hall of Game

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Genre: Rock

attention deficit CD
Attention Deficit
Attention Deficit

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Genre: Latin Jazz

mark levine hey it's me CD
Mark Levine
Hey, It's Me

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Genre: World

jai uttal shiva station CD
Jai Uttal
Shiva Station

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Genre: Tango

parlando CD
Parlando
Tangled Lies

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MIXING

Ben has mixed a multitude of projects in a myriad of genres.

 

Genre: Latin-jazz

round trip CD
Rebeca Mauleon
Round Trip

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Genre: Ska

jai uttal queen of hearts album
Jai Uttal
Queen of Hearts
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Genre: Rock

greg lamboy lift cd
Greg Lamboy
Lift
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Genre: Kirtan

amy barnes nandini
Amy Barnes
Nandini
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Genre: World Pop

mukti light of the sun CD
Mukti
Light of the Sun

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Genre: Jazz

richard hall CD
ESQ
Dizzy

esq dizzy sampler

DRUMMING

As a drummer Ben has performed with sax great Chico Freeman, bassist Michael Manring, jazz singer Kurt Elling, David Balakrishnan from the Turtle Island String Quartet, and has jammed with Joshua Redman. A few of his former bands shared bills with Green Day, Primus, The Ohio Players, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Flipper, Charlie Hunter, and John Scofield. His jazz quartet once backed up a Jay Leno stand-up comedy routine. He has also performed with Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Clint Eastwood's son Kyle Eastwood, Will Bernard, and Mingus Amungus.

Please check out Ben's drumming sampler below.

  ben's drumming sampler  
Below are a few of many recordings that feature Ben's drumming.
dan mackenzie CD
Dan Mackenzie
Shakytown

greg lamboy CD
Greg Lamboy
Lift
armin winter album
Armin Winter
Eye of the Storm
linn brown CD
Linn Brown
Mend
dogslyde CD
Dogslyde
Hair of the Dog
chico freeman CD
Chico Freeman with
Jazz on the Line

 

Upcoming Performances

 

 

Contact Ben at 415-451-8124 or benleinbach@comcast.net