Jerry Lanning was educated at Southampton University, Morley College and the Guildhall School of Music in London.
In a long and varied career he has arranged for film, theatre, television and radio, and for artists as diverse as Billy Connolly and Pavarotti. He was a regular arranger and conductor for the BBC Radio Orchestra and for Readers Digest and Starborne Productions in the USA.
He has hundreds of arrangements in print, in particular the Classic Experience (Cramer) and Making The Grade (Chester) series, and was for a time Managing Editor for the Music Sales Group. Jerry Lanning's arrangements and compositions are for a wide variety of instrumental combinations, including many for Brass Quintet. He is also active as a conductor.