Jann Klose

JANN KLOSE is an award-winning* pop singer-songwriter, who has released six albums and two EPs. Klose was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany and the United States. His single “Love You the Most” is part of the soundtrack for the movie “Married Young” (Amazon) and has been streamed over 2 million times. His newest single “Pilot Light” passed 1 million views on YouTube in just one month. Jann is an ambassador for Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk campaign and Brick by Brick Uganda. He is the singing voice of Tim Buckley in the movie “Greetings from Tim Buckley” (Universal). His songs have been heard on the Grammy® nominated “Healthy Food For Thought” compilation, charted in the Billboard Top 10 compilation “Action Moves People United” as well as MTV Cribs and movies “Dead Broke” (Warner Bros) featuring Paul Sorvino and “One Little Finger” alongside Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett and Julian Lennon. He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” and “The Who's Tommy” as well as made for TV movies, voice overs and commercials.

His latest studio album IN TANDEM is out now via Gallo/Sheer in Africa and SONY/The Orchard elsewhere. The record features collaborations with Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Peter Gabriel, Karen Zoid, Tamara Dey, RJ Benjamin and a who’s who of South African artists and session players

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”Blessed with a melodious voice, he tends toward exuberance whatever the lyric. Klose was born in Germany and raised in Africa, and he's based in New York. His songs' immaculately tasteful orchestration sounds like Eric Matthews crossed with Nick Drake, best of all on the waltz “Doing Time.” The arrangements on “Reverie” are by turns jazzy and classical, with frequent piano parts and a dedicated oboist and violinist in the band. His lyrics tend toward the sort of world-weary, lovesick ennui typical of poets in their mid-20s, and the lush instrumentation only swings, never rocks

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

New York City

Credentials/Background

Songwriting Workshops

Clinic/Workshop Information

Songwriting Workshops, DIY-Touring and Career Building and Sustaining through Collaboration, Becoming American interviews with Immigrants

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Mosaic Fits Together...

People Records
2013

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