Jake K. Leckie is a New York City based composer, bassist, and audio-engineer. He has toured internationally with Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Sixto "Sugarman" Rodriguez and Cat Toren's “Human Kind.” He has performed at The Blue Note, The 55 Bar, Smoke, Roulette, Minton’s Playhouse, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, The John Coltrane Jazz Festival in North Carolina, and The Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba. He has performed and/or recorded with Matthew Whittaker, Alexis Morrast, Marc Ribot, Yo-Yo Ma, Jane Monheit, Don Sonero, Pedro Brull, Domingo Quiñones, The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Avance, Cesar Orozco, The Cris Jacobs Band, Lyn Taitt, Warren Wolf, Ran Blake, Mike Munford, Matana Roberts, Ursula Rucker (of The Roots), John Ginty (of The Dixie Chicks), Dave Ballou, Alex Norris, Susan Alcorn, and The String Orchestra of Brooklyn. He has engineered hundreds of recordings, including mixing Thumbscrew's Convallaria, and has composed original scores for several film projects, including Snowy Bing Bongs. Born in Boston, MA, he studied with John Lockwood in high school, and with Michael Formanek while studying Anthropology, Ethnomusicology and Audio Science at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.