Lenny & Susan LaCroix Ensemble
Lenny LaCroix was born in Chicopee,
Massachusetts too many years ago. At age six he began playing the piano
and shortly thereafter started piano lessons. At age twelve he formed
his first band, which he lead, played and arranged. At age 17 he
attended the Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford. He
completed the four-year course in three years. He was first in his
class for the first two years and graduated cum laude. During his
undergraduate years, he formed his second band, a jazz quartet, which
competed and won second place in the Georgetown Intercollegiate Jazz
Festival. After graduation, he went on to attain his Master’s degree.
In 1969 Lenny LaCroix relocated to Los Angeles where he has worked as a pianist, arranger, conductor and composer for a rather eclectic group of clients who include but are not limited to: The Academy Awards (6 years):
Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Conner, Ice Capades, Julie Andrews, Bette Midler, Jim Henson, Shirley MacLaine, Ann Margret, Sid Caesar and so many more. He has done film projects with Blake Edwards, Mark Rydell and Gene Saks. He has written dance music for choreographers Michael Kidd, Gene Kelly, Onna White, Joe Layton, Gene Nelson and Danny Daniels to name a few.