JANN KLOSE AT BETHLEHEM MUSIKFEST, AUGUST 10 (Pop singer-songwriter also to perform Sept. 20 at Sellersville Theater with artist and classical rocker Annie Haslam)
If you're attending the Bethlehem Musikfest on August 10, please stop by the Lyric Platz stage at 5 PM for Jann Klose's set. Jann, who has scheduled a full show at the Sellersville Theater this September, is a local favorite and was asked by the Philadelphia Songwriter's Project to be part of its program at Musikfest.
Based in New York City, Jann plays his mutli-cultural brand of singer-songwriter pop music across the globe. Recently he finished a 3-week tour of the UK and his native Germany, and will be touring over the eastern half of the United States this fall. In January, he'll be performing on the West Coast.
Jann is due to return to the Philadelphia area this September 20 at 7:30 PM, at the Sellersville Theater. There, he and his band will be joined by Renaissance lead singer Annie Haslam for a very special night. Ms. Haslam, who had retired from singing to focus on her art career, became involved with Jann's music after the two worked on the SERENITY HOUSE CD to help raise funds for a hospice in Doylestown, PA., I rarely get excited about new music and so for me to feel so strongly, spurred me on to let other people know who he is." So--at Sellersville--she will be singing with Jann's band for some of his repertoire, and he and his band will support Annie with some of her songs.
Jann co-produced his new album, REVERIE with Stewart Lerman (Dar Williams, Black 47, Loudon Wainwright III) and it was mastered by Dominic Maita (Bryan Ferry, 'Til Tuesday, Fall Out Boy).
REVERIE has received acclaim: THE WASHINGTON POST'S Marianne Meyer writes, Jann Klose's multicultural background is evident in his music, which evokes a global pop sound ... that draws comparisons to Sting and Jacques Brel." PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS' Jonathan Takiff says, Ear-grabbing pop singer-songwriter has a confident yet gentle voice, with tints of soul, gospel and Afropop rhythms." Paul Barile of ScoreMusicMagazine.com, says, His songs sound like what I expect The Beatles would have done if they had grown old together."
ELMORE's Abigail Wright praises, Jann Klose has star power. Klose's gentle but undeniably strong voice and poetic, insightful lyrics make REVERIE a treat for the ear. A soothing journey through Klose's mind and soul, the album is aptly titled." TIME OUT LONDON writes Jann's music is made up of soulful and slightly Afropop and gospel bent headlines."
Radio is supporting REVERIE as well. In addition to a range of formats from talk to classic rock, folk, jazz, the BBC, pirate, internet, public, and college radio including area indicators: WVIA-Pittston, XM's the Loft, WDVR-Sargentsville, and WHFC-Bel Air.
Jann was born in Mannheim, Germany, raised in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa until age 10. His family then returned to Hamburg, Germany. He came to Cleveland, Ohio as an exchange student, returned to Germany for a year to complete his civil service, and, then, started his music career in the States.
Since his arrival in The Bronx, NY, Jann has also toured with Broadway's JEKYLL & HYDE, the European tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and regionally appeared in THE WHO'S TOMMY. His songs have been heard in films DEAD BROKE (Warner Bros. DVD) and on compilations (SAAB, France and Prambors Hits 3, Indonesia). Confirmed Jann Klose tour dates: (Please call the venue and visit http://www.jannklose.com to confirm shows) Aug 10 Bethlehem Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA Aug 16 Suffield Festival, Suffield, OH Aug 20 Cyber Cafe West, Binghamton, NY Aug 28 Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY Sep 4 Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ Sep 12 Martin Guitar Co. 175th Anniversary (Private Event in Easton, PA) Sep 20 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA (featuring Annie Haslam) Oct 8 East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA Oct 11 House of Hamez, Rochester, NY Oct 23 Pop's Blue Moon, St. Louis, MO Oct 24 Cherry Street Artisan, Columbia, MO Oct 30 The Broad Street Caf, Durham, NC Dec 20 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA (guesting on Annie Haslam's In The Spirit of the Holidays" show) Jan 15 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
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Contact: Anne Leighton 718-881-8183 [email protected]
http://www.jannklose.com (Jann Klose pronounced Yann Close")