JOHN KLEMMER BIOGRAPHY
John Klemmer is a prolific gifted American jazz and Instrumental pop Saxophonist, Composer, Song Writer & Arranger, considered by many to be Innovator, Visionary & Trend Setter.He was born on July 3, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing guitar at age 5. His other early interests & ambitions were in graphics and visual art, writing, dancer, puppeteer, painter, sculptor & poet at schools that include The Chicago Institute of Art. He began alto sax at age 11 touring with various local midwest "ghost big bands" [Les Elgart, Woody Herman] big bands & local jazz & rock small groups. Switching to tenor sax in high school he participated in the active small groups jazz scene as well as commercial small group & big band work while leading his own groups in the Chicago area & touring.