John Klemmer

Born: 
07/03/1946
City: 
Chicago
Region: 
IL
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1963-present
Instruments: 
Sax

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John Klemmer is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, song writer and arranger.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and began playing guitar at age 5 and alto saxophone at age 11. His other early interests included graphics and visual art, writing, dance, puppetry, painting, sculpting and poetry. He studied at schools that include The Art Institute of Chicago and began touring with various local midwest "ghost big bands" [Les Elgart, Woody Herman] as well as playing with small local jazz and rock groups. After switching to tenor saxophone in high school, Klemmer participated actively in the local Chicago jazz scene, playing with commercial small groups and big bands while leading his own groups in the Chicago area and touring.

Discography

Released: 1977

Concerts