Year End Shows in FL, NJ, PA, NYC


Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! My gratitude goes out to everyone that joined us at the shows in Germany over the last couple of weeks… See pic below from the Hamburg show at kukuun with Vincent Golly on drums and Adrian Müller on bass. You all wore us out after playing a total of six encores!!

Please join me for my final shows of 2016. After an incredible year of touring in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and South Africa there is much to celebrate. Following these shows I’ll be taking a road break and begin recording my next solo album. More on all that in early 2017. Stay connected at the social media links below. Again, thank you for all your support, it’s been truly amazing. Hope to see you many of you at these final shows of this very full year.

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DEC 01, 2016, 8:00 PM: North Miami, FL: The Luna Star Cafe | Tickets

DEC 03, 2016, 7:30 PM: Fort Meyers, FL: ACMA Listening Room | Tickets

DEC 11, 2016, 4:00 PM: Green Brook, NJ: Cozy Cabin Concerts | Tickets

DEC 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Sellersville, PA: Sellersville Theater w/ Annie Haslam | Tickets

DEC 29, 2016, 7:00 PM: New York, NY: Rockwood Music Hall w/ Special Guests | Tickets

APR 22, 2017, 8:00 PM: Teaneck, NJ: Ethical Brew Concerts | Tickets

DEC 03, 2017, 8:00 PM: Honesdale, PA: Riverfolk Concerts | Tickets

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Billboard Top 10 + Chicago, OH, IN, CT, MA, Germany


The compilation album Action Moves People United featuring my song Make It Better is in the Top 10 on Billboard! The album, released in partnership with UNESCO is produced by Kevin Mackie, Krista Wallhagen and Rupam Sarmah and features music and poetry by Dan Aykroyd, Julian Lennon, Kathy Sledge, Alan White, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Patrick Moraz, Annie Haslam, Janis Ian, Martin Barre and many more! The album is available on iTunes and Amazon now. “Make It Better” music video now viewed over 72,000 times on FB is here. See album artwork below and links to the press release here. Please check it out 🙂

I’m back in NYC after an absolutely amazing tour and BMI songwriting camp in South Africa. Pictures from my travels are on my Instagram and a short digest about the trip is on my Facebook profile which you can read here. Already planing another trip to this beautiful place that is changing massively these days.

Some great shows coming up this month including a FREE in-store performance at the Record Connection in Niles, OHon Oct 13th, a return to Uncommon Ground in Chicago, IL on Oct 15th and Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso, IN on Oct 16th. Latter two shows feature my long time collaborator Chris Marolf on upright bass, kora, banjo and vocals and the show in Valparaiso will also feature Megan Marolf on oboe and members of the Valpo High School Orchestra! Tickets available now at Chicago Street site and Uncommon Ground site.

Later this month I’m back in Middletown, CT at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center on Oct 21st and a house concert at my dear friend Monica Mansfield in Shrewsbury, MA on Oct 22nd! Seating is limited, get your tickets here. On Oct 24th I’ll be doing a dance workshop in Boston, MA with my dear friend Yo-el Cassell who I worked with on the Off-Broadway show Moonlight Interior. Then off to Germany for a couple of weeks and shows in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein! Details below, please do spread the word!

Thank you,


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Oct 13, 2016, 6:00 PM: Niles, OH: The Record Connection

Oct 15, 2016, 9:00 PM: Chicago, IL: Uncommon Ground on Clark

Oct 16, 2016, 7:00 PM: Valparaiso, IN: Chicago Street Theatre

Oct 21, 2016, 7:30 PM: Middletown, CT: Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Ctr

Oct 22, 2016, 7:30 PM: Shrewsbury, MA: House Concert

Nov 03, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: TalkDOT TV Show Live Taping

Nov 11, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: HT16 200 Jahr Feier

Nov 13, 2016, 7:00 PM: Barmstedt, Germany: Kulturschusterei

Nov 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: Kukuun

Nov 19, 2016, 8:00 PM: Barmstedt, Germany: House Concert

Dec 01, 2016, 8:00 PM: North Miami, FL: The Luna Star Cafe

Dec 03, 2016, 7:30 PM: Fort Meyers, FL: ACMA Listening Room

Dec 11, 2016, 4:00 PM: Green Brook, NJ: Cozy Cabin Concerts

Dec 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Sellersville, PA: Sellersville Theater 1894

Apr 22, 2017, 8:00 PM: Teaneck, NJ: Ethical Brew Concerts

Dec 03, 2017, 8:00 PM: Honesdale, PA: Riverfolk Concerts

Make It Better Featured on AMPU – Charting on Billboard!

UPDATE: AMPU charts at Number 8 on Billboard Compilation Album Chart!

action moves people top 10 billboard

OVER 300 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS CONTRIBUTE from over 30 countries featuring Dan Aykroyd, Julian Lennon, Kathy Sledge, Jann Klose, Alan White, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Patrick Moraz, Annie Haslam, Janis Ian, Martin Barre, Colin Andrews, Lillias White and many other artists!

ACTION MOVES PEOPLE UNITED, a World Peace Project with the UNESCO – USFUCA, is produced by Grammy® Winner Kevin Mackie, award winning producer Krista Wallhagen, and Guinness World Record® holder musician and award winning filmmaker Rupam Sarmah. Through media initiatives, in collaboration with artists, authors, and organizations from all around the world, AMPU’s mission of establishing a peaceful planet and a healthy biosphere will be an ongoing commitment. “One of the goals for the project is to pair up artists who live in opposing countries for collaborations that go beyond politics, religion and borders,” says Krista.

The team has produced a musical spoken word album that will exchange ideas, stories, and information focused on bringing about World Peace through individual responsibility, Education, and helping each other. Kevin says, “We endeavor to raise awareness of environmental and humanitarian crisis and find actionable solutions.”

“Our individual actions can make a big difference, but our collective actions can move the World, Inspire Change,” says Rupam.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) strives to promote peace and security among nations through education, science, and culture.

Dan Aykroyd says, “I pray for the moment of mass consciousness when we all wake up and bring peace into our own hearts and souls. It’s a challenge and it’s going to take every one of us to make it happen.”

The double CD album with 45 tracks of Musical Spoken Word and Songs will be officially released on Sept 21, 2016. The album is available for digital download in iTunes, Amazon, and other stores worldwide. Please visit the site for details:

Media Contact: Kevin Mackie,, 215-432-4510

New Album, Video, NYC, PA, Germany, UK


Excited to announce the release of STEREOPTICON, my project with guitarist Gary Lucas and lyricist Dan Beck! The album is now available for pre-order and will be released on January 8th, 2016! Click here to pre-order.

Our second music video, SECRET WINGS created by DeAngela Napier is now available to watch on YouTube! Click here to watch.

Gary will be my special guest at my upcoming show this Monday, December 21st, 8:30 PM at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. We will have copies of the album available! Click here to get your tickets now.

April 2016 will see the release of the Australian Documentary Feature A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. The film has landed a distribution deal with Brink Vision and features two of my songs, CLOUDS and THE BEGINNING very prominently. I’m also interviewed in the movie alongside Ian Anderson, Dick Cavett and others.

Since we’re on the subject of movies, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Focus Features) is back on Showtime Networks and appears to really develop of life of its own. You can hear me as the singing voice of Tim Buckley in the film and Gary is portrayed by Tony Award winner Frank Wood. Click here to find out more.

I’ll be on tour in Germany, England and California in January! Can’t wait to play all this new music for you! Thank you so much for all your support this year… It’s been filled with changes and I’m excited to see what 2016 will bring!

With gratitude and best wishes for the holiday season and the new year!



DEC 19 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA w/ Annie Haslam – SOLD OUT!

DEC 21 – Rockwood Music Hall w/ sp guest Gary Lucas

JAN 2 – Kukuun, Hamburg, Germany

JAN 5 – Private Show, Bokholt, Germany – SOLD OUT!

JAN 6 – Tonfink Kulturcafé & Bar, Lübeck, Germany

JAN 7 – Kulturschusterei, Barmstedt, Germany

JAN 8 – Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany

JAN 9 – Big Buttinsky, Osnabrück, Germany

JAN 10 – Cult, Bielefeld, Germany

JAN 13 – The Bedford Live, London, UK

JAN 22 – NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

JAN 28 – TBA, Los Angeles, CA


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SA Tour Report + NYC, NJ, PA, Germany + New Song


I’m back in NYC after an amazing tour in South Africa. My first time back since childhood, it was an experience I will never forget. Great shows, great new friends and fans and traveling in a country that has changed massively since I was there last as a boy. Politically, it’s tough… High unemployment, high crime and corruption. However, the people of South Africa are fighting hard in whatever way they can to make their country a better place to live and work in. I posted a lot of photos on my Instagram which anyone can access by going to and a tour retrospective video will be posted to my YouTube channel in the coming days. You can access it by going to

Coming up, I’m playing shows in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on Monday, November 2nd (opening for The Yardbirds!) and one of my favorite NJ venues, Cozy Cabin Concerts on November 7th, which will sell out, definitely get your tix in advance.

I’m planing a trip to Nashville and Florida later part of the month, please let me know if you’d like to book me for a house concert. Then, this December I am joining my good friend, Annie Haslam and members of classical rock group Renaissance for her Christmas shows at the Sellersville Theater on December 19th and 20th.

This January I’m back in Germany for a short tour! The great Kukuun Club has re-opened on the famous Reeperbahn and I’m thrilled to play a show there on Saturday, January 9th… More dates below!

Also in January, STEREOPTICON will see the light of day at last! My side project with Grammy® winning guitarist Gary Lucas is in the can and will be available through the Cosmic Trigger label.

My dear friend Ann Hampton Callaway and I wrote a new song together that she has been performing at her recent shows in NYC and Chicago. It’s called FULL MOON LOVE and I really think it came out great. You can watch a fan video at this link:

My team and I are now booking for 2016! Please let me know where you’d like me to come play! Let’s set up some house concerts while we’re at it.

Keep living and loving,



NOV 2 – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill w/ The Yardbirds

NOV 7 – Cozy Cabin Concerts, Geen Brook, NJ

DEC 19 & 20 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA w/ Annie Haslam

JAN 2 – Berlin, Germany, Venue TBA

JAN 5 – House Concert, Barmstedt, Germany

JAN 8 – Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany

JAN 9 – Kukuun, Hamburg, Germany 


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– View from the stage at the end of the show in Johannesburg, South Africa below –

South Africa Tour


Hope you have been enjoying the summer of 2015! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me… That’s because I have been hard at work planning my upcoming tour in South Africa and writing for my next album. Do you use iTunes or Apple Music? Find me and listen for free right now! Click here to go there… 

And yes, for the first time in years I decided to take a little time off the road this summer and focus on other parts of my life… I know, not what you expect from me but necessary nonetheless.

Now, on to the important stuff…

I’m so excited to be returning to South Africa (where I spent six years as a boy) for the first time since childhood. I will be playing shows in Johannesburg and in the Cape Town area, details are below… Please, if you have any friends or colleagues there, connect us! I’m still looking to book one or two house concerts during my time there. A couple of the shows are already SOLD OUT or near sellout. Make sure you get your tickets in advance!

Thanks for reading! Make sure you follow me on this journey (back) to Africa by following me at the social links below.

Cheers and happy Labor Day weekend to all in the States!



SEPT 11 – Deutsche Internationale Schule, Johannesburg – SOLD OUT!

SEPT 12 – Deutsche Internationale Schule, Johannesburg

SEPT 18 – Deutsche Internationale Schule, Johannesburg

SEPT 19 – TBA, Johannesburg

SEPT 25 – Lourensford Winery, Somerset West – FEW TICKETS LEFT!

SEPT 26 – CCFM Radio Theatre, Muizenberg

SEPT 27 – TBA, Cape Town

SEPT 28 – Barleycorn Music Club, Cape Town

Coming up this Fall:

NOV 7 – Cozy Cabin Concerts, Geen Brook, NJ

DEC 19 & 20 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA w/ Annie Haslam


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I’m excited to announce that I’ve been nominated in no less than four categories in the 2014 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS!

There is both an audience and an IMA judges vote. Please use the links below to cast yours! At the end of this email there’s an official press release to give you a bit more insight into this international contest.


2)  SWAG (Merchandise):



I will be playing shows in the Northeast, Midwest and Germany this summer! Take a look at below dates and please mark your calendars… I know I will be itching to play again after  my current road break!

Your support and loyalty has been a driving force in keeping me going all these years and I can’t thank you enough for being a part of my life. Thank you and see you soon!

April 27, 2014 – New York, NY: THE LAST WALTZ LIVE at Highline Ballroom
May 31, 2014 – Park Ridge, NJ: Acoustic Cafe Concert Series w/ Toby Walker
June 6, 2014 – Youngstown, OH: Private Event
June 7,  2014 – Bloomington, IN: TBA
June 21, 2014 – Baiting Hollow, NY: Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
July 2, 2014 – Woodbridge Township, NJ: Woodbridge Wednesdays at Parker Press Park
July 9, 2014 – Bronx, NY: TBA
July 12, 2014 – New York City, NY: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
July 17, 2014 – Amagansett, NY: The Stephen Talkhouse
August 9, 2014 – Berlin, Germany: The Castle Pub
August 15, 2014 – Braunschweig, Germany: Unplugged Bistro
August 16, 2014 – Hamburg, Germany: Prinzenbar
August 23, 2014 – Kiel, Germany: Prinz Willy Strandfest Open Air
September 19, 2014 – Newton, NJ: Newton Theatre w/ Paula Cole
January 30, 2015 – Tehachapi, CA: Fiddler’s Crossing

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(Pop Singer-songwriter up for eclectic categories in performance and design)

Pop Singer-songwriter Jann Klose has received four nominations in the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA).  Some of the other nominees are Willie Nile, George Benson, Vienna Teng, Suzzy Roche and daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Martha Redbone, and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus!

Also nominated are three artists Jann’s opened for or shared the stage with: the late Pete Seeger, Antigone Rising, and Melissa Ferrick.

Jann’s nominations are for: Cover Song, Website, Swag, and Album: Spoken Word with Music Accompaniment.

The Cover Song, for which Jann is nominated, is an a-cappella version of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren” off his new album, MOSAIC. “I fell in love with the song when I worked on the movie, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY.” Jann sings Tim’s parts in the feature film, and soon after its release met Larry Beckett, who co-wrote the song and many others with Tim.  Now Jann and Larry are writing together.

In the Album: Spoken Word with Music Accompaniment category, Jann sings “Humble Wish,” on the compilation ACTION MOVES PEOPLE.  The song was written by Krista Wallhagen and Kevin Mackie.  Backing Jann are musicians from the band Renaissance (bassist Dave Keys, drummer Frank Pagano, and keyboardist Rave Tesar), plus guitarists Kevin Mackie and Tim Gleeson.  Jann opened for Renaissance’s 40th Anniversary tour in 2009.  He has also performed shows with both the group’s long time singer Annie Haslam and co-founder Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds).

Jann is the only musical nominee, in this year’s contest, up for two design categories: Website and Swag.  In the spirit of true independence, he’s always created his own promo materials. “My swag is my T-shirt design which includes the lyric ‘If you don’t know love, you don’t know life’ from MOSAIC’s first song, “Make It Better.”

The LA-ist was truly on point when it 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.” Soon after MOSAIC entered the Roots Radio charts above Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Wilco at #22, the album ended up on first round ballots for the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards for Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album.

Jann hopes that you will vote for him in all categories and would like for you to please tell your friends, “Thank you!” To vote you will need to register at

Nearly 400 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists are nominated in the IMAs.  The Music Resource Group (MRG) that runs the IMAs stated receiving thousands of entries from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.

Jann is asking his fans to vote in the Vox Populi (fan voice) competition before the July deadline when those winners will be announced.

Judges will also be voting for results to be announced in May.  The judges are made up of artists and music industry people, including Laurie Anderson, Judy Collins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Raul Midon, Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson, Suzanne Vega, Sharon Jones, G. Love, and the Smithereens’ Dennis Diken. All judges are listed at

The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists traditionally ignored by mainstream media and big box retailers. For the past 13 years, artists and labels from around the world have found new fans and prominence through The IMAs. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the popular industry networking database The Musician’s AtlasOnline, The IMAs uses its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to connect Winners and Nominees to new audiences and revenue opportunities.

Winners of The 13th IMAs will receive active promotions, distribution and performance opportunities that will place them in front of nearly 1 billion music fans. Artists, managers and labels credit The IMAs with increasing recognition among music fans and industry gatekeepers.

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.


Mosaic on iTunes + Time Magazine & WFUV Radio


The new album, MOSAIC is available on iTunes and Amazon as of today, June 25, 2013! You can download it by clicking here. If you’ve picked up the CD already at one of our recent shows, please consider writing a review on iTunes and/or Amazon. The Amazon link for CD purchase is here.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share, like and tweet about the album with the hashtag #MOSAIC. Thank you to all the pledgers that made this album possible. Also, big thanks to my amazing band, Lars, Leah, Chris, Sam, Rob, Patrick, Megan, Tia + guests Carrie Newcomer, Florian Opahle and producers David Bendeth and James Frazee!

Check out the new Single MAKE IT BETTER on SoundCloud here!

Got a mention in the current edition of TIME MAGAZINE (June 24th, 2013) – Check out Joel Stein’s article on page 58!

WFUV 90.7 FM in New York City featured 2 songs from MOSAIC last weekend on Vin Scelsa’s show, Idiot’s Delight. The show is archived and you can listen to it here. I’m on together with songs by Tim Buckley and Jeff Buckley in the second hour of the broadcast.

Lots more shows coming up… East Coast and West Coast dates below… See picture from Sunday’s CD release show in Sellersville, PA with the great Annie Haslam of Renaissance as our special guest. The artwork in the background is Annie’s piece “The Lost Kingdom.” That night we performed a new song of the same name which we wrote together last week! More to come…

Cheers!!! Happy birthday MOSAIC!!


07/12 Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY
07/18 Aroma Espresso Bar UWS, Manhattan, NY
07/20 Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, Middletown, CT w/ Jeffrey Gaines
07/21 Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH w/ Jeffrey Gaines
08/15 Hennessey’s, Dana Point, CA w/ Martin Gerschwitz
08/16 WitZend Venice, Los Angeles, CA
08/18 Songwriters at Play, San Luis Obispo, CA
08/21 The Secret Society Ballroom, Portland, OR w/ Larry Beckett
08/23 TBA, Seattle, WA
08/30 Monkey House Theater, Berkeley, CA
08/31 Calcareous Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA
09/14 Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY
10/19 Venue TBA, Jackson’s Point, ON
11/15 House Concert, Madison, WI
12/05 Hill Chapel Concert Series, New Market, MD

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I’d like to start off with a big thanks to everyone that packed all the recent shows! It’s been a blast sharing the new songs with you… There’s a lot more traveling coming up including a Boston area CD release show this Sunday, June 16th at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Hope you can be there!

Copies of MOSAIC on CD will be on hand as well as the new T-Shirts. A song lyric from the album opener, MAKE IT BETTER “If You Don’t Know Love, You Don’t Know Life” is printed on the back and the album title on front. Take a look at them at and in the picture below!

MOSAIC is now available for pre-order at above link and will be officially release on iTunes and Amazon on Tuesday, June 25th! We’re all very proud of the work we’ve done here and are thrilled to share it with the world. We’re starting work on a music video, stay tuned for that!

The movie I’m singing in, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY opens in Australia on June 15th! It’s also showing at many film festivals right now… Available on iTunes and ON DEMAND you can find out where to watch here:


06/16 Club Passim, Cambridge, MA w/ Jake Hill
06/20 Supreme Court Rotunda, GLBTQ & Allies Awards, Bronx, NY
06/21 The Turning Point, Piermont, NY w/ Jeffrey Gaines
06/23 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA w/ Annie Haslam
07/12 Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY
07/18 Aroma Espresso Bar UWS, Manhattan, NY
07/21 Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH w/ Jeffrey Gaines
08/16 WitZend Venice, Los Angeles, CA
08/18 Songwriters at Play, San Luis Obispo, CA
08/21 The Secret Society Ballroom, Portland, OR w/ Larry Beckett
08/23 TBA, Seattle, WA
08/29 Fox and Goose Music, Sacramento, CA
08/30 Monkey House Theater, Berkeley, CA
08/31 Calcareous Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA
10/19 Venue TBA, Jackson’s Point, ON
11/15 House Concert, Madison, WI
12/05 Hill Chapel Concert Series, New Market, MD

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P.S. That’s our violinist/singer Leah Potteiger modeling the new T-Shirts with me below 🙂

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New Album, Movie & Show


It’s the big weekend folks! Tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd you can catch the film I’m singing and playing guitar in, Greetings From Tim Buckley in select theaters across the U.S. I perform three Tim Buckley songs in the movie, “Song For Janie,” “Pleasant Street” and “Once I Was”. The movie is being released worldwide through Focus Features (Focus World) and Tribeca Film. You can find out more on the Focus Features web site here and in my Entertainment Tonight interview here. If you’re in NYC, come on down to the Village East Cinema tomorrow for the showing. Hope to see you there.

This Saturday, May 4th you’re invited to the NYC record release of my new album, MOSAIC at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street, doors at 6:30 PM, show from 7-9 PM. This is a full band show with special guests David Bendeth and Gary Lucas. We will be filming the show and recording it for future release and hope you’ll be a part of it. $10 ticket gets you in the door and a complimentary copy of MOSAIC on CD.

MOSAIC will be officially released on June 25th but you can now PRE-ORDER the album and various fan-packages online at this link. We also have T-Shirts available in various shapes and sizes! These itmes will all be shipped to you BEFORE the official release.

We’ll be hitting the road this Spring, Summer and Fall. Annie Haslam is joining my band for a special show June 23rd at the Sellersville Theater. More shows with Jeffrey Gaines and Gary Hoey also coming up and we’ll be in NE Ohio and Western PA May 24, 25 and 26! Thank you so much for your support. See you soon.


New Album MOSAIC arrives Spring 2013


Contact: Anne Leighton Music Services, 718-881-8183,

New York, NY – March 7th, 2013

Jann Klose’s new album MOSAIC, due June 2013 can easily be called a sonic, lyrical and emotional mosaic from an artist, who is known as one with multi-cultural roots and an equally widely-faceted career and a voice that Public Radio’s Barb Heller says, “could sing the phonebook.”

GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY director Dan Algrant realized that when he hired Jann as a featured vocalist and guitarist in the movie that stars Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots. The film will be released April 16th, 2013 by Tribeca Film / Focus World.  Recently ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Online interviewed Jann about the film.

Jann’s album 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, Blondie, My Morning Jacket) and David Bendeth (Paramore, Bruce Hornsby, Elvis Presley) MOSAIC was recorded between Fall 2011 and Winter of 2012/13. Double GRAMMY-winner Warren Russell-Smith, mastered MOSAIC.

MOSAIC’s songs tackle personal and topical subjects and bring together a variety of instruments, musical and lyrical styles from street influences of reggae and punk to calypso, to classic rock, and the folk and Afro-beat that has addicted fans of all ages to Jann’s music. Songs include Jann’s originals, “Still,” “Make It Better,” “Four Leaf Clover,” “On and On,” “Falling Tears,” and the playful “Beautiful One” with support vocals by Rounder Records’ Carrie Newcomer. The album ends with a stunning a cappella cover of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren.”  Jann’s band The Edukators, Chris Marolf on bass and banjo, drummers Rob Mitzner and Patrick Carmichael, keyboardist/accordionist Lars Potteiger, and violinist Leah Potteiger worked on the album and contributed to the arrangements.  Other featured guests include guitarists Florian Opahle (Ian Anderson, Greg Lake) David Bendeth, flautist Tia Roper and oboist Megan Marolf  (Phillip Glass, Roger Waters).

Jann’s been as comfortable performing with pop and folk singer-songwriters from THE VOICE’s Rebecca Loebe and Brett Dennen to Suzanne Vega and Pete Seeger, as he has with jam bands including his friends in Rusted Root and songwriting partner Gary Lucas.  He’s performed with acts rooted in jazz and blues such as Vonda Shepard, Michael Kaeshammer and the late Les Paul, and classical rockers Renaissance (both with Annie Haslam and the group’s co-founder Jim McCarty, also of The Yardbirds). Critics have placed him in the chamber pop as well as the singer-songwriter genres, and Jann welcomes their varied reflections, “There are no limits when it comes to making music.  I’m defined by who I am and what I do, not how some marketing executive pigeonholes me.  It’s melodic, lyrical, and rhythmic music.  Music is about what the listener hears.”

Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa, and Hamburg, Jann came to the States as an exchange student in Cleveland, and performed in a wide range of musical projects including the Cleveland Opera Chorus, touring productions of Broadway shows (JEKYLL & HYDE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR) as well as portraying 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.


Grammy Nomination + December Shows


First off some exciting news: “Give In To This Life” off REVERIE is on a compilation CD called HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT. The double CD was just nominated for a Grammy!! Find out more about it here: and here: We will be performing at the CD Release Party on Saturday, January 28th, 2011 at Peter Max Studios in New York City. Click here to purchase advance tickets for this event.

Thank you to everyone that came out to our shows the last couple of weeks! We’ve been having a blast on the road… a bit sleep deprived but happy to be playing a lot… seven more shows coming up before the end of the year… we hope you can make it out. See shows below, please spread the word!

The fundraiser for the new album has kicked off and we’ve raised $850.oo so far. Choose from over 40 fan exclusives, including concerts, swag, hangouts and much more. Visit to be a part of the next album!

Coming up this weekend: Sellersville Theater w/ Annie Haslam… Bronxnet TV on Monday, Dec 20th and Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe on Wednesday, Dec 22nd.

See upcoming Show Details here