Mannie Klein

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Mannie Klein
Birth nameEmmanuel Klein
Born(1908-02-04)February 4, 1908
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 31, 1994(1994-05-31) (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresJazz, swing
Associated actsPaul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Vince Guaraldi

Emmanuel Klein (February 4, 1908 – May 31, 1994) was an American jazz trumpeter most associated with swing and including recording as a clarinetist, saxophonist and trombonist in 1930s and 1940s recordings ranging from Annette Hanshaw, Boswell Sisters, Jack Teagarden and Lee Wiley.[1]


Born in New York City, New York, Klein began recording with The Ambassadors for Vocalion in 1924, worked with Paul Whiteman in 1928 and was active throughout the 1930s as a studio musician and playing with Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, the Boswell Sisters and others. In 1937, he moved to California and worked with Frank Trumbauer's orchestra. In 1939 he declined an offer from Fritz Reiner to join the Pittsburgh Symphony.[2] In early 1940 he appeared on Artie Shaw recordings. He worked on soundtracks and played trumpet for the film From Here to Eternity (1953) but was uncredited. He worked with musicians associated with West Coast jazz in the 1950s. Klein voiced-over Ziggy Elman's trumpet parts on the soundtrack of the movie The Gene Krupa Story.

Klein studied with Max Schlossberg of the New York Philharmonic. Although he did not play first trumpet, he was a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. In 1953, he appeared on the Capitol Records album Concerto In C Minor For Piano by Dmitri Shostakovich and The Four Temperaments by Paul Hindemith with Victor Aller and Felix Slatkin.[3][4]

During the early 1960s, Mannie Klein appeared on several Dean Martin recordings. He played piccolo trumpet on Hugo Montenegro's hit version of the main theme to the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).[5]

In the 1970's, Klein toured and recorded as a freelance jazz musician, notably in Holland with the Ted Easton Jazzband and American trombone veteran Spiegle Willcox and tenorist Bert Noah.


Klein died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles, California, on May 31, 1994.

Partial discography[edit]

With Sammy Davis Jr

With Junior Mance

With Pete Rugolo

With the Vince Guaraldi Sextet

Partial filmography[edit]


  • Allen P. Britton, Michael Meckna: Twentieth-century brass soloists. Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn, 1994.
  • Michael Cuscuna, Michel Ruppi: The Blue Note label. A discography. Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. 2001.
  • Colin Larkin: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Third edition. Macmillan, New York, N.Y. 1998.
  1. ^ "Credits". Retrieved May 10, 2022.
  2. ^ Hyltone, Dave. "Mannie Klein Refuses Offer to be Longhair." Down Beat, March 1939, 35.
  3. ^ First Trumpet: The Road to Broadway and Hollywood. Max Herman & Floyd Levin.
  4. ^ Capitol LP P8230, 1953.
  5. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 66.

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