Sunday, February 23, 2014

Interview w/ Musician Jann Klose (@jannkloseband ) on #TheSashaMarinaShow

Jann's new album, MOSAIC is now on over 80 radio statons, and on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. MOSAIC is a sonic, lyrical and emotional mosaic from an artist known for his multi- cultural roots, a widely-faceted career, and a “soaring voice” that “wins over the listener” according to the Washington Post. ”

The LA-ist wrote that Jann "can be accurately described as the man chosen to carry on the legacy of great musicians like Tim Buckley and Paul McCartney." TIME Magazine Columnist Joel Stein pranked Jann in his June 2013 column. WFUV radio stalwart Vin Scelsa devoted a few of his 
famous monologues on Jann on his show.  Genya Ravan spinned “Make It Better” on her Little Steven's Underground Garage show, GOLDIE'S GARAGE when the song also hit regional video shows. Jann'new music video MAKE IT BETTER was directed by Yael Shulman (daughter of Gentle Giant's Derek Shulman) and the video is now up at MAKE IT BETTER on YouTube .

Writes Paul Freeman, at the San Jose Mercury News, "Klose shows he can create diverse new tunes that rival those of such masters as (Tim) Buckley.  Part of the comparison is because Jann is heard as the voice of Tim in the movie GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Focus World/ Tribeca Film). Recently ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Online interviewed Jann about the film. 

MOSAIC follows the indie success of REVERIE (2008) and SACRIFICE EP (2010) and the music video for DOING TIME. Produced by Grammy winner James Frazee (Esperanza Spalding, My Morning Jacket) and David Bendeth (Paramore, Bruce Hornsby, Elvis Presley). Double GRAMMY-winner Warren Russell-Smith mastered MOSAIC.

Jann has shared the stage with artists from all eras of music history including Rusted Root, Vonda Shepard, THE VOICE's Rebecca Loebe, Gary (Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart) Lucas, Suzanne Vega, Annie Haslam and Renaissance, Brett Dennen, and the late Pete Seeger and Les Paul.

Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa, and Hamburg, Jann came to the States as an exchange student in Cleveland. He performed in touring productions of Broadway shows (JEKYLL & HYDE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR) and portrayed The Pinball Wizard in THE WHO'S TOMMY before he started his band.

Jann's music is heard on the GRAMMY-nominated HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT, on MTV CRIBS, the movie “Dead Broke” (Warner Bros.) featuring Paul Sorvino. He maintains a steady touring schedule of about 75-100 shows a year in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/10/14 -  Indianapolis, IN @ House Concert
4/11/14 - Chicago, IL @Uncommon Ground Devon
5/31/14- Park Ridge, NJ @Acoustic Cafe w/ Toby Walker
7/02/14 - Woodbridge, NJ@Woodbridge Wednesdays
1/30/15 - Tehachapi, CA @Fiddler's Crossing

Twitter: jannkloseband 
YouTube: jannklose 

Tune into Jann Klose' Interview on "The Sasha Marina Show
Tuesday, March 11th at 12pm EST / 9am PST!

Interview w/ Musician Jann Klose (@jannkloseband)