Leigh Crizoe was raised in Los Angeles, California, where he became a professional musician, arranger, writer, recording engineer, and producer while still in his teens. In those days he worked with big name acts like the Letterman, Johnny Cash, Gene Pitney, The Marvelettes, and many others.
Leigh now lives in New York City with his partner Rhio. Leigh’s professional background includes writing and producing hundreds of advertising campaigns and jingles for radio and television commercials including the classic Nobody Beats the Wiz for The Wiz Electronic Stores in NYC which later became a hit rap song entitled Nobody Beats the Biz recorded by Biz Markie. Leigh also wrote the world famous You’ve Got the Look, the Jordache Look designer jean commercials of the 80’s and 90’s which are still played today. His music has also been featured on Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, and has been used by Michael Jackson, Nas, Kanye West and many other artists.
Leigh has also been the co-publisher of hit songs in the area of Latin music. He received the BMI award for one of the most played songs on Spanish pop radio. With new state of the art recording studios located in Manhattan, he continues to write and produce for himself and others.
Leigh’s music is a featured theme in a major motion picture The Last of Robin Hood featuring Susan Sarandon, Kevin Klein, and Dakota Fanning. For the last few years, Leigh has been writing and producing music in the field of jazz. His latest project is a Jazz album by Rhio called A Rhio Good Thing, that is getting airplay on a growing number of Jazz stations. This is a follow up to the previous album by Rhio called Sunshine Girl.