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

Hi,

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,

Jann

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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: www.ActionMovesPeopleUnited.org

Media Contact: Kevin Mackie, AMPU@UNESCOUSA.org, 215-432-4510