Music Adjunct Faculty, Composer in Residence
Music and Performing Arts Professions
At 19, Lenny White played with Jackie McLean, recorded Bitches Brew with Miles Davis, and Red Clay with Freddie Hubbard. Lenny is one of the founding fathers of the jazz-rock movement and is a four-time Grammy Award winner. Lenny White earned a worldwide reputation as the drummer with Return to Forever and has played and collaborated with artists such as Joe Henderson, Gato Barbieri Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, and Chaka Khan. Lenny continues to lead and stay on the cutting edge of music by producing new artists and performing; he is in the process of writing original music to be performed by the NYU Orchestra in the fall of 2022, further expanding his musical footprint. Lenny is currently mentoring and teaching students at NYU Steinhardt and The New School.