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JANN KLOSE is an award-winning* pop singer-songwriter, who has released seven albums and two EPs. Klose was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany and the United States. Singles from his newest album "Surrender" (2023) have accumulated over 5 million streams across all platforms and charted on Top 40 radio in the US and South Africa. Jann has worked with several charities including St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk campaign. He is the singing voice of Tim Buckley in the movie "Greetings from Tim Buckley" (Universal). His songs have been heard on the Grammy® nominated "Healthy Food For Thought" compilation, charted in the Billboard Top 10 compilation "Action Moves People United" as well as MTV Cribs and movies "Married Young" (Amazon), "Dead Broke" (Warner Bros) featuring Paul Sorvino and “One Little Finger” alongside Quincy Jones. He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Jekyll and Hyde," and "The Who's Tommy" as well as made for TV movies, voice overs and commercials. In 2020, Jann launched his podcast, Making Sound with Jann Klose. Recent episodes have featured industry legends like Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), John Mahon (Elton John Band), and Simon Kirke (Bad Company).
Jann tours year round in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia and has opened for and collaborated with a wide range of artists including Pat Benatar, John Oates of Hall and Oates, Suzanne Vega, Renaissance and Annie Haslam, The Yardbirds and Jim McCarty, Rosanne Cash, Paula Cole, Brett Dennen, Karen Zoid, Shekhinah, DJ Cosher, Carrie Newcomer, Alicia Madison, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, Gary Lucas, Jeffrey Gaines, Elliott Murphy, Rusted Root, Pete Seeger and Les Paul.
*Recipient of 4 Independent Music Awards, Grammy® nomination “Healthy Food For Thought” compilation.
Jann Klose (Photo Credit: Mikiodo)