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(1899 - 1955)

John Klenner, who was born in Germany, used his training in piano and composition to write a number of classical compositions as well as the music and/or lyrics for dozens of popular songs. In jazz circles Klenner is best known for the song “Just Friends” (1931). Other Klenner songs include “Down the River of Golden Dreams” (1930), “Heartaches” (1931), “Round the Bend of the Road” (1932), and “On the Street of Regret” (1942).

-- Jeremy Wilson

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
PARKER, Charlie: Mellow Bird (1949-1952) Naxos Jazz Legends
WICKMAN, Putte: Simple Isn't Easy Proprius
Contemporary Jazz

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