John Klayman

John Klayman

Lead Tenor Saxophone

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra charter member John Klayman is the CJO’s featured tenor sax soloist. He has toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has performed with the Jack Schantz Jazz Unit. A guest soloist and clinician at numerous regional universities, Klayman also has appeared with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Paquito D’Rivera, the Four Lads, Bob Hope, the Temptations, and Manhattan Transfer, among others. John’s tenor is featured on recordings by vocalist Barbara Knight and the CJO, Grupo Brasil, Paul Ferguson, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Janan. John also has worked on jingles for Higbee’s, the Glidden Corp. and the Plain Dealer.