Jack Lenz was born in Eston, Saskatchewan. His mother was also raised in Saskatchewan, and his father came to Canada from Hungary during the Depression. Jack Lenz started studying piano at the age of 13 and later studied composition at the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Lenz launched his career in music in the early ’70s when he played keyboards for the soft-rock bands Seals and Crofts and Loggins and Messina, touring around the world, performing before large audiences, and recording.
Mr. Lenz became a Bahá’í in 1969, and the teachings of the Faith have inspired his life and music towards the promotion of the oneness of humanity. He has appeared on national television for many years as Musical Director of the Hospital for Sick Children’s Telethon, YTV’s Youth Achievement Awards, and several national award shows, including the Genies, Geminis, and Country Music Awards. His theme music is used ongoingly by Canadian broadcasters CBC, CTV, Global, TVO, and the Discovery Channel.
In early 1993, he formed Live Unity Productions, an international performing-arts organization that was inspired by his passion for celebrating the diversity of humankind through the universal language of music.
Jack Lenz is currently one of the Canadian music industry’s most prolific composers and has scored many well-known television series and movies, like the series Due South, shown on CTV, CBS, and in 65 countries, the series RoboCop, CBC’s National and Newsworld broadcasts, and the international hit children’s series Goosebumps. Jack wrote the AT&T International Theme song for the 1996 Olympics, called “It’s All Within Your Reach.” Recently, he wrote the original score and handled music supervision for Alliance-Atlantis’ Canadian box-office hit Men With Brooms, produced by Robert Lantos and starring Paul Gross and Molly Parker.
His recording of the Mila Moscow Symphony resulted in “Music from the Bahá’í World Congress,” a CD set commemorating the congress that took place in New York City in 1992, marking the 100th anniversary of the passing of Bahá’u’lláh and attended by several thousand Bahá’ís from around the world. In May 2001, Mr. Lenz served as Musical Director of the Inauguration of the Bahá’í Terraces on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.