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Jann Klose’s “Reverie” continues to build in the U.S. & abroad

Jann Klose's album REVERIE is continuing to build momentum. The record has already become a critical favorite in regional America and is – as the LA Weekly states – becoming “a minor hit,” heard on over 100 radio stations worldwide, including Sirius XM Radio in the U.S., the BBC in the U.K. and most recently, Prambors Radio in Indonesia. George Graham just included REVERIE in his list of Best CDs of 2008 alongside Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy and Peter Gabriel. Mr. Graham produces the longest running “Adult Contemporary” Radio show on WVIA FM in Pennsylvania.

Jann-KloseSince the release of the album, Jann has opened for Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root and rising jam band Old School Freight Train.  He performed with Renaissance's Annie Haslam and John Tout at the Sellersville Theater as well as with Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart and Roger McGuinn at the Martin Guitar 175th anniversary concert. This winter and spring, Jann and his band supported Elliott Murphy on tours of the East and West Coast. The two are planning on more shows together later this year. Hits Magazine’s Roy Trakin calls Jann a “promising opening act.” This summer Jann will again be touring in the United Kingdom, Germany and in Ireland for the first time.

In addition to radio airplay and extensive touring – over 100 shows in 2008 alone – Jann and his band have been receiving positive press for REVERIE: The Washington Post writes: “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” Performing Songwriter says: “Born in Germany and raised in Africa, Jann Klose brings an element of world music to his adult-contemporary pop-rock. His latest record Reverie offers songs of thoughtful introspection and longing. Rich arrangements feature orchestral strings, jazzy horns and old-world accordion in addition to the standard bass, drums and guitar. Highlights include the melancholy 'Mother Said, Father Said' and Latin-flavored ‘Clouds.’”

REVERIE was recorded at Hoboken, New Jersey’s renowned Water Music Studios. It was produced by Jann Klose with Stewart Lerman (Dar Williams, Antony and the Johnsons, The Aviator Soundtrack); engineered by James Frazee (Spiderman 3, The Hold Steady) and mastered by Dominick Maita (Fall Out Boy, Bryan Ferry, Plain White T’s). The album features musicians Chris Marolf (upright bass), Lars Potteiger (keys, accordion), Patrick Carmichael (drums) and Leah Potteiger (violin).  Additional musicians on the album include:  Pedro da Silva (Portuguese guitar), Megan Marolf (oboe), Ryan Scott (electric guitar), Dan Brantigan (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Doug Hinrichs (percussion).

Born in Mannheim, Germany, raised in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa, Jann spent his teenage years in Hamburg, Germany before coming to Cleveland, Ohio as an exchange student.  He returned to Germany to fulfill mandatory civil service, and then relocated to Northeast Ohio, where he studied voice with Emmy winner David Gooding, sang in the Cleveland Opera Chorus, and released two CDs on local label G21 Records (1997’s ENOUGH SAID and 1999’s THE STRANGEST THING).

In 2000 Jann relocated to New York. He has since performed in Broadway touring companies of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and JEKYLL & HYDE as well as a regional production of THE WHO’S TOMMY. Songs from his 2003 EP BLACK BOX, produced by Grammy winner Marlon Graves, were licensed to the Warner Bros. DVD “Dead Broke,” featuring Paul Sorvino, car maker SAAB’s 60th Anniversary CD in France and Prambors Hits 3 in Indonesia. Jann now resides in the Bronx, New York.
 
    
June 19       Mocha Maya’s w/ Sarah Blacker      Shelburne Falls MA  
June 20       Coffee Planet      Ballston Spa  NY
June 20        Jonesville Store      Clifton Park  NY
June  21       Rockwood Music Hall      New York  NY
June 24        The Winchester w/ Dave Brooks      Cleveland OH
June 25          Vic's (Victorian's Midnight Cafe)  Columbus OH
June 26       The Boom Room      Youngstown/Warren OH
July 2          Sellersville Theater w/ Acoustic Strawbs   Sellersville PA 
July 24            Kukuun     Hamburg, Germany w/ Duncan Townsend
July 28           Kultiviert Anders, Leipzig Germany
July 30       Brauhaus Suedstern, Berlin  Germany
July 31        Blue Note      Dresden  Germany
August 3     Connemara FM   Radio Letterfrack  Connemara Ireland  87.8 fm & 106.1 fm, online at http://www.connemarafm.com/
August 4        Flirt FM Radio      101.3 fm, online at http://www.flirtfm.ie  Galway   Ireland
August 4        Roisin Dubh Pub & Music Venue      Galway Ireland
August 5     The Hard Rock Cafe  Dublin  Ireland
August 5     The Zodiac Sessions  Bruxelles Bar  Dublin  Ireland
August 8        The Regal Room at Distillers      London  UK
August 10   The Yardbird      Birmingham  UK
August 13    The Musician   Leicester  UK
August 14    Bar Risa         Leeds  UK
August 15       The Zanzibar Club      Liverpool  UK
August 16       CB2 w/ The Fancy Toys and Tom Copson     Cambridge UK
October 18   Beacon Sloop Club  Pumpkin Festival    Beacon NY

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