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.
Since 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