Meet the Staff
Program: 'DCB Jazz Messin' with the Blues
A manuscript editor by day and a disc jockey by night, Leslie is the host of Chicago Bound and Messin' with the Blues, and a jazz host 'on demand' for 'DCB Jazz. She is a native of the Detroit area and has been steeped in music since childhood, taking classical piano lessons from age 7 throughout her school years, singing in youth and adult choirs, and attending fine arts camp every summer until high school. She entered college intending to be a music major but was seduced by English literature, a romance that eventually spawned a career in book publishing. Music returned to the ascendant in 2000, when Leslie began hosting a biweekly radio show, Crossroads: Where Jazz Meets Blues, that continues to this day.