THE BRONX'S JANN KLOSE TO PLAY NEW ALBUM FUNDRAISER SHOW AT ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL STAGE 2 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS GARY LUCAS AND DAVID ZLOTCHEW
(Pop singer-songwriter available for interviews in advance of show)
Jann Klose will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street, New York, NY, at 7:30 PM, on April 29. The club is between Houston and Stanton Streets, and near the F and V Subway 2nd Ave Stop. Admission is $10. There will be very special guests, including Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer Gary Lucas and Jann Klose fan David Zlotchew. The venue phone is 212-477-4155, and the web site is www.rockwoodmusichall.com.
Gary Lucas has over 20 solo albums to his credit, and is releasing a new album with his band, Gods and Monsters (with Billy Ficca and Ernie Brooks) on May 7. Mentored by the late Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), Gary has also collaborated with an array of musicians, including Leonard Bernstein, David Johanson, Iggy Pop, Matthew Sweet, Bob Weir, Warren Haynes, Chris Cornell, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye, Bryan Ferry, and Jeff Buckley. Jann met Gary when he included him in the Jeff Buckley Tribute at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory this March.
David Zlotchew is also a very special guest for this show. He gave a $300 pledge to Jann's album fundraising campaign at http://www.peoplerecordsmusic.com for the fan exclusive to sing with Jann in concert. (There are over 40 other fan exclusives available at the site).
A citizen of the world, Jann's lived on three continents, making his home in the melting pot that is the Bronx. Before coming to the United States as an exchange student in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in Germany, Kenya, and South Africa. As a singer/songwriter, his music reflects this lyrically, melodically, rhythmically and in his choice of eclectic instruments and musicians.
Jann's most recent recordings, REVERIE (2008) and SACRIFICE EP (2010), have earned him respect as a singer, musician, songwriter, and someone with a new and viable slant on the music business at a time when the industry threatens to collapse under its own weight. Jann's approach to fan sourcing of production money and concerts in areas as diverse as Chicago and Germany is creating a “cottage industry” out of popular music. REVERIE was made largely with fan support.
It also shows in the people who choose to work with him. Jann has worked live or in the studio with artists ranging from pioneers like Pete Seeger and Les Paul, classic rockers Annie (Renaissance) Haslam, Roger (The Byrds) McGuinn, and major country stars like Rosanne Cash and Marty Stuart. WGN-Chicago Radio's Steve & Johnnie, Rock Hall inductee Joey Reynolds and Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson have all personally lent a helping hand in his career. Jann is now an eligible artist for the 2011 New York Music Awards, listed right between "Carole King" and "Lady Gaga" at http://www.newyorkmusicawards.com/.
Jann's music has also been featured on the GRAMMY-nominated album, HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT, MTV's Cribs, the soundtrack to the Paul Sorvino film Dead Broke (Warner Bros). He's performed in touring companies of Broadway shows The Who's Tommy, Jekyll & Hyde, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He also has released three albums and two EPs, which can be heard around the world, on over 140 FM stations and Sirius XM in the U.S., the BBC in England to Prambors Radio in Indonesia. In less than three months thousands have viewed (and reposted) Jann's remarkable video for DOING TIME, now featured on indoorDIRECT's Restaurant Entertainment Network and AOL/Spinner. Watch the video at www.youtube.com/jannklose
The Washington Post writes, “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” Time Out New York writes, “Jann Klose writes warm, hooky pop music.” The Advance Wire Service states: “The first thing that's totally unmistakable about Jann Klose is that voice - which is just light years beyond that of the typical singer-songwriter … a sound that is classy, distinctive and often irresistible.”
JANN KLOSE TOUR DATES
April 27: VALERIE'S NEW YORK, WOR RADIO, New York, NY
April 27: MARIANNE MORRISON SHOW, www.centannibroadcasting.com, New York, NY
April 28: ALL NIGHT WITH JOEY REYNOLDS on NBC NY Non-Stop
April 29: ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL STAGE 2, New York, NY
May 7: LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC CONFERENCE
May 13: CLUB CAFE w/ Colter Harper and Preach Freedom, Pittsburgh, PA
May 14: LOVELIGHT BOUTIQUE, New Castle, PA
May 15: THE LEMON GROVE, Youngstown, OH
May 17: INDY STYLE TV 8, Indianapolis, IN
May 17: BIRDY'S, w/ Jenn Cristy and Chad Mills, Indianapolis, IN
May 18: BEATNIK'S CAFE, Marion, IN
May 19: STEVE AND JOHNNIE SHOW, WGN RADIO, Chicago, IL
May 20: WGN MIDDAY NEWS, WGN Superstation, Chicago, IL
May 20: SKOKIE THEATRE, w/ Emily Hurd, Skokie, IL
May 21: THE WINCHESTER w/ Cuda, Renko, Cuda, Cleveland, OH
May 27: MAYFAIR FESTIVAL, Allentown, PA
June 12: STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Beacon, NY
June 17: GODFREY DANIELS, w/ Cliff Eberhardt, Bethlehem, PA
August 11: MUSIKFEST 2011, Bethlehem, PA
October 26: IRON HORSE w/ Shawn Phillips, Northampton, MA
March 2, 2012: MASTER CLASS, LIVERPOOL INSTITUTE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Liverpool, UK