|Lennie Niehaus is an award-winning composer, arranger, and performer. In 1952, Niehaus joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra and performed with Kenton until 1960.
Niehaus became a commercial arranger and composer. Recently he has composed the score for many of Clint Eastwood's films including Tightrope, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, The Bridges Of Madison County, and Bird. For Bird, Niehaus received a Cannes Film Festival Technical Achievement Award and a British Academy Award nomination for Best Score. In 1994 he won an Emmy for his score for the Showtime film Lush Life.