Lennie Niehaus

Composer
Lennie Niehaus is a pillar of the jazz scene on America's West Coast, and his composing skills have been utilized frequently by director Clint Eastwood, starting with the 1988 Charlie Parker biopic, "Bird". Born into a ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1929 in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Music (52)

Changeling 2008 (Movie)

Orchestrations and Conductor (Original Music)

For One More Day 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Composer

Gran Torino 2008 (Movie)

Orchestrator and Conductor (Music Conductor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Conductor (Music Conductor)

Letters From Iwo Jima 2006 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Letters From Iwo Jima 2006 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

Orchestrations/Conductor (Original Music)

Mystic River 2003 (Movie)

(Boston Symphony Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus) (Music Conductor)

Blood Work 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Absolute Power 1997 (Movie)

orchestrator and conductor("Power Waltz" "Kate's Theme") (Original Music)

Absolute Power 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Crazy Horse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

The Bridges of Madison County 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

music conductor & producer("Big Fran's Baby") (Music Conductor)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

True Colors 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Unforgiven 1992 (Movie)

Music Score (Music)

The Rookie 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

(Original Music)

White Hunter, Black Heart 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Bird 1988 (Movie)

("Maryland, My Maryland" "Reno Jam Session" "Why Do I Love You") (Performer)

Bird 1988 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Bird 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Emanon 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Back to School 1986 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Ratboy 1986 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Ratboy 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Pale Rider 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird 1985 (Movie)

(Music Editor)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

("Montage Blues") (Song)

Tightrope 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Under the Volcano 1984 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Below the Belt 1980 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Johnny Mann's Stand Up and Cheer 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Amazing Stories (TV Show)

Music

Dogwatch (TV Show)

Music

Lush Life (TV Show)

Music

No Laughing Matter (TV Show)

Music

The Child Saver (TV Show)

Music

The Fixer (TV Show)

Music

The Jack Bull (TV Show)

Music

Titanic (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Lennie Niehaus is a pillar of the jazz scene on America's West Coast, and his composing skills have been utilized frequently by director Clint Eastwood, starting with the 1988 Charlie Parker biopic, "Bird". Born into a musical family, Niehaus focused on the saxophone and the clarinet as a child. While studying music at college he played in orchestras and, after a stint in the Army in the early '50s, he re-teamed with composer Stan Kenton. By the end of the decade he'd launched his composing career, working for vocal legends Mel Tormé and Dean Martin, and in 1962 he began to work with Jerry Fielding, who at that point was establishing himself as a film and television composer; the two collaborated on over 60 film and television projects before Fielding's death in 1980. Working in orchestration and as a conductor on several comedies and dramas throughout the '80s, Niehaus eventually partnered with Eastwood on "Bird" in 1988, a perfect fit for Niehaus's jazz and film background. This led to work in television, in the music department on the mixed-race family sitcom "True Colors", and more projects with Eastwood, notably on his Oscar winners "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby". The partnership has been rewarding and fruitful for both, as Niehaus went on to work on two more of Eastwood's more successful films, the period piece "Changeling" and the racial drama "Gran Torino".

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