Jann Klose's new single "Beautiful Dream"/"Hold Me Down" hit the Number 7 spot on the Podsafe Music Network chart the first week of October, 2007. The Podsafe Music Network, at http://www.podshow.com, has the largest collection of podsafe music, meaning it is legal and intended for airplay on podcasts.
"The best part about podcasts is that everyone with an Internet connection has access and can listen to them whenever and wherever they want to. We’re getting played on shows from Mexico to Poland to Germany as well as here at home in the U.S.," Jann says.
Dan Herman of Radio Crystal Blue on Live365 at (http://www.radiocrystalblue.com) recently joined the Podsafe Music Network; he has been a long time supporter of Jann's music, "I like the jazz-like idioms in 'Beautiful Dream,' colored in with lead guitar and keys. It's a well-constructed song start-to-finish. 'Hold Me Down' is a strong pop song as well with Jann's vocals giving a firm hold on the song.”
Like the pod radio programmers, Jann also embraces internet technology, and is responsible for much of his marketing online, as well as designing the colorful look of his own website, http://www.jannklose.com. "Beautiful Dream"/"Hold Me Down" are available for download at iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, and for listening at these sites: http://www.sonicbids.com/jannklose
This November Jann's new full-length album, entitled REVERIE will be released. The album, produced in part by Stewart Lerman (Dar Williams, Loudon Wainwright III, THE AVIATOR, THE LIFE AQUATIC) contains a dozen new tracks and features guest musicians Ryan Scott, Dan Brantigan (Kaki King) and Megan Marolf (Philip Glass Ensemble). Jann also produced much of the record himself with mixing handled by Water Music engineer James Frazee. The album is being mastered by Dominick Maita (Bryan Ferry, Fall Out Boy, Laurie Anderson, Hawthorne Heights).
Jann is a pop singer-songwriter, who was born in Germany, raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya. At age 16, he came to Cleveland, Ohio as an exchange student, returned to Germany for a year to complete his civil service, and then moved to the States, where he started his music career. He’s released three independent CDs since 1997 (ENOUGH SAID, THE STRANGEST THING, BLACK BOX EP, and the digital release LIVE AT THE BITTER END). Jann's song, "It's Not The Way" offBLACK BOX EP was included on SAAB’s 60th anniversary CD in France, and on the CD, PRAMBORS HITS 3, in Indonesia. The title track "Black Box" was licensed to the Warner Bros. Home DVD “DEAD BROKE,” starring Paul Sorvino, and Jill Hennessy.