Jann Klose

Why book Jann Klose?

“Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” - Washington Post, Alexander F. Remington

“DOING TIME features a modal melodic passage on accordion. Snatches of European folk-dance provide touches of melancholia. Measures that recall Hungarian composer Bela Bartok subtly appear. The lyrics are pleasant, but what creates the mood is the sense of emotional history that Klose owns up to.” - PopMatters.com, Lisa Torem



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Booking Info

  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English, French, German, Spanish


Jann performs as a solo act, in a duo with either keyboards/accordion or a bassist, or a trio situation, or as a four piece with drums, and sometimes with extra instrumentalists--violinist and oboist.

As he's in the moment when performing, and has strength in repertoire, and plays for the audience at his concert, no two shows are ever the same.

Additional Booking Notes

Technical Requirements:

Jann Klose (vocals, acoustic guitar): 1 vocal mic, boom stand, PA monitor(s), Direct Box. 1/4 inch out available on equipment.

Chris Marolf (upright bass, backup vocals): 1 vocal mic, boom stand, Direct Box.
XLR out available on equipment.

Lars Potteiger (keyboards, accordion, backup vocals): 1 vocal mic, boom stand, Direct Box. XLR out available on equipment.

Rob Mitzner (drums): Will supply full kit with 2-3 toms, snare, bass drum, hi-hat, 2-3 cymbals. Drum mics and a monitor are needed accordingly. Smaller configurations possible.

Leah Potteiger (violin): Direct Box. 1/4 inch out available on equipment.

Additional Requirements:

Please make room temperature water available (1-2 bottles per band member) on stage.

Include healthy refreshments off stage.

Please allow artists to have as quiet a space possible before they begin the performance.

If available, clean towels for band members.

Act should be billed as "Jann Klose."

Media access to artist is fine up to 30 minutes before show time, and then after the band gets off stage. CONTACT MANAGEMENT FOR TAPING, VIDEO, AUDIO POLICY.

Sound person to mix show and work on sound check at designated time a few hours before show.

***Parking accommodations for band in safe, non-tow-away spot. Up to two cars and a van.

Anne Leighton Media * Music Services* Motivation
Box 670922, Bronx, New York 10467-922
Phone: 718-881-8183 | E-mail: LeightonMedia@aol.com

Website: www.jannklose.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jann.klose
Youtube: www.youtube.com/jannklose
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jannkloseband

Jann Klose

Jann Klose’s new album MOSAIC, due June 2013 can easily be called a sonic, lyrical and emotional mosaic from an artist, who is known as one with multi-cultural roots and an equally widely-faceted career and a voice that Public Radio’s Barb Heller says, “could sing the phonebook.”

GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY director Dan Algrant realized that when he hired Jann as a featured vocalist and guitarist in the Jeff Buckley biopic that stars Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots. The movie will be released April 16th, 2013 by Tribeca Film / Focus World.

Jann's album MOSAIC follows the indie success of REVERIE (2008) and SACRIFICE EP (2010) and the music video for DOING TIME. Produced by Grammy winner James Frazee (Esperanza Spalding, Blondie, My Morning Jacket) and David Bendeth (Paramore, Bruce Hornsby, Elvis Presley) MOSAIC was recorded between Fall 2011 and Winter of 2012/13. Double GRAMMY-winner Warren Russell-Smith, mastered MOSAIC.

MOSAIC’s songs tackle personal and topical subjects and bring together a variety of instruments, musical and lyrical styles from street influences of reggae and punk to calypso, to classic rock, and the folk and Afro-beat that has addicted fans of all ages to Jann’s music. Songs include Jann’s originals, “Still,” “Make It Better,” “Four Leaf Clover,” “On and On,” “Falling Tears,” and a playful duet “Beautiful One” with Rounder Records’ Carrie Newcomer. The album ends with a stunning a cappella cover of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren.” Jann’s band The Edukators, Chris Marolf on bass and banjo, drummers Rob Mitzner and Patrick Carmichael, keyboardist/accordionist Lars Potteiger, and violinist Leah Potteiger worked on the album and contributed to the arrangements. Other featured guests include guitarists Florian Opahle (Ian Anderson, Greg Lake) David Bendeth, flautist Tia Roper and oboist Megan Marolf (Phillip Glass, Roger Waters).

Jann’s been as comfortable performing with pop and folk singer-songwriters from THE VOICE’s Rebecca Loebe and Brett Dennen to Suzanne Vega and Pete Seeger, as he has with jam bands including his friends in Rusted Root and songwriting partner Gary Lucas. He’s performed with acts rooted in jazz and blues such as Vonda Shepard, Michael Kaeshammer and the late Les Paul, and classical rockers Renaissance (both with Annie Haslam and the group’s co-founder Jim McCarty, also of The Yardbirds).Critics have placed him in the chamber pop as well as the singer-songwriter genres, and Jann welcomes their varied reflections, “There are no limits when it comes to making music. I’m defined by who I am and what I do, not how some marketing executive pigeonholes me. It’s melodic, lyrical, and rhythmic music. Music is about what the listener hears.”

Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa, and Hamburg, Jann came to the States as an exchange student in Cleveland, and performed in a wide range of musical projects including the Cleveland Opera Chorus, touring productions of Broadway shows (JEKYLL & HYDE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR) as well as portraying The Pinball Wizard in THE WHO’S TOMMY before he started his band.

Jann’s music is heard on the GRAMMY-nominated HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT, on MTV CRIBS, the movie “Dead Broke” (Warner Bros.) featuring Paul Sorvino. He maintains a steady touring schedule of about 75-100 shows a year in the U.S., Europe and Asia.


The team providing the talent:

Chris Marolf

upright bass, vocals

Lars Potteiger


Leah Potteiger


Rob Mitzner


Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Jann Klose to find out what their setup requirements are.

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