The Washington Post does not cover too many independent artists, but felt compelled to write about Jann Klose. They said, “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.”
A citizen of the world, Jann Klose has lived on three continents, making his home in the melting pot that is New York City. Before coming to the United States as an exchange student in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in Germany, Kenya, and South Africa. As a singer and songwriter, his music reflects this lyrically, melodically, rhythmically and in his choice of eclectic instruments and musicians....
Born in Germany and raised in Africa, Jann Klose brings an element of world music to his adult-contemporary pop-rock. His latest record Reverie offers songs of thoughtful introspection and longing. Rich arrangements feature orchestral strings, jazzy horns and old-world accordion in addition to the standard bass, drums and guitar. Highlights include the melancholy 'Mother Said, Father Said' and Latin- flavored 'Clouds.' - PERFORMING SONGWRITER
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 latterday 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 ONLINE
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