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Jann Klose is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released five albums and two EPs. Jann was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States and now resides in New York City. His music has been streamed over 1,000,000 times online and his song ?Make It Better? is featured on the Billboard Top 10 charting compilation album ?Action Moves People United.? His new single ?Don?t Give Up? (Peter Gabriel) featuring vocal legend and visual artist Annie Haslam of the classical rock group Renaissance, is now available worldwide and his new album IN TANDEM will be released by Gallo Records in 2018. Jann is an ambassador for Desmond Tutu?s Tutudesk campaign.
Jann?s most recent solo album, MOSAIC featuring ?Make It Better? entered the Roots Rock charts at #22 and won three 2014 Independent Music Awards. The record also made the first round of the 2014 Grammys® in the categories Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year.
His voice is featured in the movie ?Greetings From Tim Buckley? (Universal) as the voice of Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots. His songs have been heard on the Grammy® nominated ?Healthy Food For Thought? compilation as well as MTV Cribs and movies ?Dead Broke? (Warner Bros) featuring Paul Sorvino and ?A Venue For The End Of The World? (BrinkVision) featuring Dick Cavett and Ian Anderson. Most recently Jann scored the music for the award-winning short ?The Beauty of Disaster.?
He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including ?Jesus Christ Superstar,? ?Jekyll & Hyde,? and ?The Who?s Tommy.? In 2005, the off-Broadway production ?Moonlight Interior,? a musical based on Klose?s music, premiered in New York City.
Jann Klose has periodically collaborated with members of classical rock group Renaissance and tours regularly in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. He has worked with a wide range of artists including Pat Benatar, John Oates of Hall and Oates, Suzanne Vega, Paula Cole, Annie Haslam, Ann & Liz Callaway, Gary Lucas, Brett Dennen, Rusted Root, Vonda Shepard, Ben Taylor, RJ Benjamin, Karen Zoid, Tamara Day, Ziyon (Liquideep), Shekhinah, Amanda Black, Jeffrey Gaines, Bret Michaels, Rosanne Cash, The Byrds? Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart, The Yardbirds? Jim McCarty, Pete Seeger and Les Paul.