Jann's new album, MOSAIC is now on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Writes Paul Freeman at the San Jose Mercury News, "Klose shows he can create diverse new tunes that rival those of such masters as (Tim) Buckley."
MOSAIC is finding support from a variety of edgy characters, including TIME Magazine Columnist Joel Stein, who pranked Jann in his column. Jann's song "Make It Better" is a favorite of talk radio from Berkeley, CA underground to the AM dial in Boston. Genya Ravan will be spinning “Make It Better” on Little Steven's Underground Garage show, GOLDIE'S GARAGE in time for Election Day.
Music critic Jim Sullivan (jimsullivanink.com) wrote he was "immediately struck by...'Make It Better,' which 'boasts the line "If you don’t know love, you don’t know life." It’s also got a reggae/rock feel that reminds me of something the Clash might have done in their Sandinista! period." Loveispop.com's Michael McCarty writes "Stylistically his voice and songwriting split the difference between Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen." MusicTap states, "I admire his contributions to help excite a better place for us all."
Jann sings Tim Buckley's parts in the movie GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Tribeca Film/Focus World) which will be out on DVD and Blu Ray on Sept. 17.
Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa, and Germany, Jann Klose first came to the States as an exchange student in Cleveland. Jann's co-writing songs and performing with Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley), and has shared the stage with Elliott Murphy, Gary Hoey, Renaissance's Annie Haslam, Rusted Root, Vonda Shepard, Pete Seeger, and the late Les Paul. Jann appears on the GRAMMY nominated "Healthy Food For Thought" compilation, MTV CRIBS and movies, "Dead Broke" (Warner Bros.) featuring Paul Sorvino.
The LAist's Matthew Bramlett states, Jann "can be accurately described as the man chosen to carry on the legacy of great musicians like Tim Buckley and Paul McCartney."