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John Klayman woodwinds

John Klayman is one of the most-demand tenor saxophonists in the Northeast Ohio area. He is highly regarded as an all-around woodwind player and jazz soloist.

John began his professional career playing in a summer resort band in New Jersey while attending The Ohio State University.  After college, he joined The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow as a featured soloist.  After settling in the Cleveland area, Klayman’s reputation as an outstanding multi-reed player made him a first-call musician for pit orchestras and recording studios.  He is a charter member of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and featured tenor sax soloist with the CJO. In addition, John is a charter member of JazzWorks (formerly Tri-C JazzFest SoundWorks), an 8-piece collective of some of the best jazz musicians in N.E. Ohio.  He can also be heard leading small groups in area clubs and concerts and has appeared as a soloist/clinician at numerous area high schools and colleges.

Aidan Plank bass

Aidan Plank studied the double bass with bassist and composer Dave Morgan, as well as with Kevin Switalkski of the Cleveland Orchestra. During his studies with Dave Morgan he also developed an interest in composing.

 

Aidan has performed in a wide range of musical genres with many musicians. Some performances and collaborations include: Dan Wall, Carol Veto, Joe Maneri, Frankie Avalon, Grease, Chubby Checker, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Unit, Jack Shantz, Howie Smith, Bob Fraser, Sean Jones, Matt Perko, Bobby Selvaggio, Dominic Ferannaci, Jackie Warren, Tommy LiPuma, The Case Baroque Orchestra, The Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, The Oberlin Opera, The Houston Ballet, Andy Hunter, Kevin Jones, Kip Reed, The Cleveland Ballet, Joshua Smith, Collegium Musicum, Cynthia Kaay Bennett, Daniel Lippel, Daniel Bruce, Paul Samuels, Bobby Stevens, Debra Nagy, Mary Larew, Aurora Nealand, J. Scott Franklin, Karel Paukert, William Bolcom, Real Time Opera, Randall Woolf, The Bits, Ladia Yates, Alexis Cole, Oblique Orchestra, The Jack Cameras, Gerald Clayton, Janis Siegel, Jim Rupp, Tom Tallitsch, Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano, Carmen Castaldi, Roderick Dixon, Curtis Taylor, Nancy Kelly, Tia Brazda, Bruce Johnstone, Nia Drummond, Kenny Davis, Vanessa Rubin, John Jennings, Paul Roth, Wayne Bergeron, Jimmy Mulidore, Michael Stryker, Mike Lee, Nadav Remez, and many others.

Aidan has performed at Carnegie Hall, Severence Hall, The Knitting Factory, The House of Blues, The Beachland Ballroom, The Bop Stop, Blossom Music Festival, and other venues throughout the United States.

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