Jack Lenz is one of Canada's most prolific composers, musical directors and television producers. Throughout his career he has composed music for motion pictures, television, documentaries, Canadian news and award shows. He has also been the musical director of numerous live to broadcast events, and has directed studio sessions in countries around the world such as Canada, the U.S.A., Great Britain, Russia and Slovakia.
Most recently Jack has completed his role as music director and composer for the feature film, The Lazarus Child, featuring Angela Bassett, Andy Garcia and Francis O'Conner. He also contributed a song to the film, entitled Go Where Love Goes, featuring Andrea Bocelli and child opera singer, Holly Stell, soon to be released on CD by Universal Music.
Jack's music is featured in Mel Gibson's blockbuster hit, The Passion of the Christ, along with several of his tracks being featured on the successful movie sound track.
He has also wrote the original score and managed the music supervision for Alliance- Atlantis' Canadian box office hit, Men With Brooms, produced by Robert Lantos, starring Paul Gross and Molly Parker.
Movies of the Week
Jack's latest work on a MOW includes composing the score for the four-hour CBC miniseries, H2O, written, produced and starring Paul Gross. He has also composed 13 songs and supervised the music for Angela Bassett's movie, Ruby's Bucket Of Blood, and has written songs for Beauty and Power, Sins Of The Father, Yeltsin Project and Jasper Texas all of which were MOWs for Showtime in the U.S. Jack also wrote and arranged original songs for the CBS MOW Icebound, starring Susan Sarandon.
For series work he has just completed scoring the fourth season of DOC, starring country singing star, Billy Ray Cyrus, and the second season of Sue Thomas F. B. Eye. Both one-hour dramas air weekly on PAX TV and Showcase in the U.S, and on Global TV in Canada. He has also completed scoring Guinevere Jones and Saddle Club, which are Australian/Canadian series that air on YTV Canada and Australia Network 10.
Other series currently airing in Canada that features Jack's music are Alliance-Atlantis' Trash to Treasure, Holmes on Homes, Sugar, Love by Design/Date with Design, Design for Living and Designer Guys.
Jack Lenz is the composer and producer of Canada's second ranking children's television show, Nanalan'. Fully originated in HD, the puppet show Nanalan' has now completed its second season on CBC with daily broadcasts. Jack is also the composer of Breakthrough Film's Atomic Betty that premiers in the fall of 2004 on TeleToon in Canada and on the Cartoon Network in the U.S. For Nelvana, Jack has written music for Rescue Heroes and Cardcaptors that both air on WB Kids and TeleToon. Jack was also the composer for the popular R. L. Stine's series Goosebumps, produced for Scholastic in the U.S. and Canada
Musical Director: Live to Broadcast
Jack Lenz' numerous live to broadcast events, recording sessions and ethno-musical research has taken him around the world to such places as Canada, the U.S.A., Great Britain, Russia the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
In September 2004 Jack was the musical director for the World Culture Open Award Ceremony at the Lincoln Center in New York City. He was also commissioned to write an Oratorio for the U.N.'s Special Session on Children that included such guests as Raffi, Billy Gilman and Nelson Mandela. Jack's role as musical director has taken him through 13 years of the Hospital for Sick Children's Telethon, 7 years of YTV's Youth Achievement Awards and several award shows including the Genies, Geminis and Country Music Awards.
Jack Lenz' theatrical works include the musical direction of A tribute to renowned author, Mordecai Richler, performed in Montreal, Canada. Jack is also co-writing the musical, Dragonslayer, A Love Story, which has already been showcased in London, England, San Diego and New York City.
His theme music is ongoing with Canadian broadcasters such as CBC, CTV, Global, TVO and the Discovery Channel.
Jack Lenz is a member of SOCAN and is represented by Cherrylane Music Publishing in the United States.