Jenni Maurer West Biography – Jenni Maurer West Wiki
Jenni Maurer (Jenni Maurer West) is the wife of Leslie West, an American rock guitarist best known as a founding member of the hard rock band Mountain. Leslie West died of a heart attack on December 23, 2020, at age 75. Following the death of her husband, Jenni Maurer released a statement on her Facebook page. The statement read:
“Leslie West, born Leslie Weinstein, has passed away. The iconic guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller has left a legacy that to this day is celebrated by peers and fans across The World.
“Weinstein was born in New York City, and first emerged in the scene as a member of The Vagrants. A few years later he and Felix Pappalardi formed Mountain, a band that was amongst the first to pioneer the genre later to become known as Heavy Metal. Hits that include “Mississippi Queen,” “Theme From An Imaginary Western,” and others established an indelible voice and guitar tone that remains legendary to this day. In 1969, West brought his presence to the stage at Woodstock.
“As the decade turned, he formed West, Bruce and Laing with his band-mate from Mountain drummer Corky Laing and Cream’s Jack Bruce. In, 1971 West contributed to The Who’s Who’s Next sessions in the city, performances which can be heard on the 1995 and 2003 reissues of that cornerstone album.
“Alongside his significant contribution to pop culture as the face of Mountain, West appeared in films that include Family Honor (1973) and The Money Pit (1986). He was a regular guest on the Howard Stern Show, and over the course of decades remained a periodic visitor alongside enjoying a decades-long friendship with the talk show host.
“West was inducted in to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and appeared on dozens of other recordings from a vast universe of artists. Samples of his performances lived a secondary life on the masters of a who’s who of hip-hop and rap stars.
“The guitarist is renowned for helping popularize the Gibson Les Paul Jr. model with P-90 pick-ups to create a tone that is undisputedly his own. More recently, he enjoyed a long relationship with Dean Guitars, releasing several signature models.
“Leslie West is survived by his wife Jenni, whom he married on stage after Mountain’s performance at the Woodstock 40th Anniversary concert in Bethel, NY on August 15, 2009. And, brother Larry and nephew Max.
“From 1964 through today, few artists have left a more significant mark on music as we know it. Guitarists across the globe together will unite in sadness as The World says goodbye to a true original.”
Jenni is a former Executive Assistant to the CEO at IMP Digital Studios having worked under that role from 2009 to 2016. She is also a former Event Coordinator at Burn Advocates Network and a former General manager at Port Orange Steakhouse. She attended Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, New Jersey, and studied Accountancy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to her Facebook page. The about section of her Facebook page reads, “Mrs. Leslie West. Nobody really cares about where I’ve been or what I’ve done only the WHO.”
Jenni Maurer West Age
Jenni Maurer West’s age is unclear. Her husband, Leslie West, was born on October 22, 1945 and died on December 23, 2020, aged 75.
Leslie West Wife Jenni Maurer
Leslie West’s wife is Jenni Maurer West. Jenni Maurer and Leslie West got married onstage during the Heros of Woodstock Tour on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock at the Bethel Woods Art Center on August 15, 2009, in Bethel, New York. In a ceremony presided over by former Bethel Supervisor Allan Scott, West and Maurer tied the knot in front of more than 15,000 at the venue.