|Born||December 28, 1915|
Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||March 7, 1991 (aged 76)|
Bradenton, Florida, U.S.
|Associated acts||World's Greatest Jazz Band,|
Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Zottola, George Masso
Klink played with Glenn Miller from 1939 to 1942, and is a featured soloist, along with Tex Beneke, on the most well-known version of "In the Mood". When Miller started playing in the U.S. military, Klink played with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, and did work as a session musician after the war ended. Klink appeared in the 1941 film Sun Valley Serenade and 1942 film Orchestra Wives.
From 1952 to 1953 he played with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. In 1955, he recorded his only session as a bandleader, performing six songs for a Bob Alexander album that won a Grammy award. In the late-1960s to early-1970s, he was a tenor saxophone doubler on the staff of NBC's Tonight Show Band under Doc Severinsen where he was an occasional featured soloist. After a hiatus, he returned in 1974 when he began playing with the World's Greatest Jazz Band. In the 1970s, he played with Glenn Zottola and George Masso, and continued playing until the mid-1980s, when he retired to Florida.
Klink died in Bradenton, Florida in 1991.
- Satan in High Heels (1961)
- Ping Pong Percussion (1961)
- Swing into Spring (1958)
With Mundell Lowe
- Guitar Moods (Riverside, 1956)
- Progressive Jazz (1956)
- Satan in High Heels (soundtrack) (Charlie Parker, 1961)
With Gerry Mulligan
With Cootie Williams