Lennie Niehaus

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Lennie Niehaus
Birth nameLeonard Niehaus
Born(1929-06-11)June 11, 1929
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedMay 28, 2020(2020-05-28) (aged 90)
Redlands, California
GenresJazz, West Coast jazz, film music
Occupation(s)Composer, arranger, orchestrator
InstrumentsAlto saxophone
LabelsContemporary
Associated actsStan Kenton, Bill Perkins, Shelly Manne, Jerry Fielding, Clint Eastwood

Leonard Niehaus (June 11, 1929 – May 28, 2020) was an American saxophonist, arranger, and composer. He played with the Stan Kenton big band, Ray Vasquez Trombonist and Vocalist, Phil Carreon Orchestra, and other jazz bands. He was a movie score composer and worked many times with Clint Eastwood.

Niehaus died on May 28, 2020 under hospice care in Redlands, California from heart disease at the age of 90.[1]

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