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“Klose has a fabulous, wide-ranging voice with an individual style… 4 STARS” – Mike Barnes, MOJO Magazine

“Jann Klose was born in Germany and raised in South Africa but his music is all-American pop rock of the finest order…Combine his songwriting and singing chops with his artful experimentation— songs include flavors of reggae, punk, and more—and you understand why Klose moves ever closer to pop-rock eminence.” Nancy Dunham, RELIX Magazine

“Mosaic represents his most promising effort yet, an album chock full of instantly accessible melodies and, by turns, genuine pop appeal … The fact that he’s capable of crafting angelic ballads like “Still” and “On and On,” and irresistibly upbeat entries such as “Four Leaf Clover” and “Falling Tears,” makes it clear he has the necessary skill to manipulate emotions. Likewise, his solemn and yet soaring take on Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren” demonstrates a certain savvy that’s all too rare, knowing how to retain the imprint of the original while interpreting it in such a way as to make it wholly his own.” – Lee Zimmerman, BLURT Magazine

“Singer-songwriter Klose shows he can create diverse new tunes that rival those of such masters as (Tim) Buckley. His songs offer hard-to-resist energy, memorable melodies and intelligent, well-crafted lyrics.” – Paul Freeman, San Jose Mercury News

“This German born, African-raised singer-songwriter does sentimentality with sincerity and grace … There’s little out of his range.” – Kenneth Partridge, M Music & Musicians

“Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” – Alexander F. Remington, Washington Post

“Love, passion and intelligence come to the forefront in a strong display of craft and talent.” – Phil Rainone, JerseyBeat.com

”I am immediately struck by the sweeping opening track, ‘Make It Better,’ which boasts the line ‘If you don’t know love, you don’t know life.’ It’s also got a reggae/rock feel that reminds me of something the Clash might have done in their ‘Sandinista!’ period. It soars, it sweeps you up.” – Jim Sullivan, JimSullivanInk.com

“Stylistically, his voice and songwriting split the difference between Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. He’s one of the most talented cats you’ll hear all year.” Michael McCarty, Love Is Pop

“DOING TIME features a modal melodic passage on accordion. Snatches of European folk-dance provide touches of melancholia. Measures that recall Hungarian composer Bela Bartok subtly appear. The lyrics are pleasant, but what creates the mood is the sense of emotional history that Klose owns up to.” – PopMatters.com, Lisa Torem

“There are wonderfully atmospheric folk pop moments reminiscent of the most accessible work of David Gray and Francis Dunnery (‘Beautiful Dream,’ ‘Mother Said, Father Said’) and others that shimmer like Sting’s latter-day jazz leanings via a contemporary Kurt Weill songwriting angle (‘Doing Time’) and still others that hint at his African connection (‘Watching You Go’). Klose doesn’t fit comfortably in any particular genre, with jazz and pop and folk elements woven tightly into his sonic textures in a way that guarantees a relatively broad appeal across stylistic lines.” – Blurt, Brian Baker

“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.” – Elmore Magazine, Abigail Wright

“I just got a copy of Jann Klose and his REVERIE project. This is an amazing collection to great music and every track has something special in it. My favorite cut is ‘Give In To This Life’ that could end up becoming a radio anthem.” – New Music Weekly, Jon Hudson

“Ear-grabbing pop singer-songwriter has a confident yet gentle voice, with tints if soul gospel and Afropop rhythms. The latter reflects his childhood in Nairobi, Kenya and South Africa.” – Philadelphia Daily News, Jonathan Takiff

“The Bronx-based Klose has the emotions of a sensitive folkie but catapults them with a voice and tone that evoke a libido-driven soul singer.”  Fairfield Weekly, Connecticut

“He has no limitations and proves himself one song after another. As the CD progresses the songs develop into a work of art complimenting the previous song with style. Not many CD’s are perfect from beginning to end, but REVERIE is a timeless work of art that has no bad songs, lyrics, or notes.” – Chicago Examiner, Roger Reis

“The first thing that’s totally unmistakable about Jann Klose is that voice – which is just light years beyond that of the typical singer/songwriter … a sound that is classy, distinctive and often irresistible.” – Advance Newspaper Wire Service, MassLive.com, Kevin O’Hare