Jann Klose signs with Merrill Artists Group

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Award-winning Pop Singer/Songwriter planning new Solo Album

Jann Klose has announced a partnership with LA-based agency Merrill Artists Group. CEO/founder Tommy Merrill and his team will be setting up shows and promoting Jann’s next album, which is scheduled for a 2016 release. A crowd funding campaign to finance the album will begin in the fall of 2015 with subsequent recording to commence thereafter.

Jann Klose is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released four albums and two EPs as a solo artist. Klose was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States and now resides in New York City. His most recent album, MOSAIC (2013) entered the Roots Rock charts at #22 and won three 2014 Independent Music Awards. The record also made the first round of the 2014 Grammys® in the categories Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year.

Jann’s voice is featured in the movie “Greetings From Tim Buckley” (Focus/Tribeca/Universal) starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots. His songs have been heard on the Grammy-nominated "Healthy Food For Thought" compilation as well as MTV Cribs and movies "Dead Broke" (Warner Bros) featuring Paul Sorvino and "A Venue For The End Of The World" featuring Dick Cavett and Ian Anderson.

He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” and “The Who's Tommy.” In 2005, the off-Broadway production “Moonlight Interior,” a musical based on Klose's music, premiered in New York City.

Jann Klose has periodically collaborated with members of classical rock group Renaissance and tours regularly in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. He has opened for or performed with a wide range of artists including Pat Benatar, John Oates of Hall and Oates, Suzanne Vega, Paula Cole, Annie Haslam, Brett Dennen, Rusted Root, Vonda Shepard, Ben Taylor, Gary Hoey, Jeffrey Gaines, Bret Michaels, Willy Porter, Rosanne Cash, The Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart, The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty, Elliott Murphy, Pete Seeger and Les Paul.

Currently, Jann is finishing up work on an album with guitarist Gary Lucas and lyricist Dan Beck.
Jann will be crowd-funding his new solo record this fall and touring in South Africa this September.

ABOUT MERRILL ARTISTS GROUP: Merrill Artists Group is a leading global music company based in Los Angeles, singularly focused on the creative and commercial success of emerging world-class artists. Incorporating a full-service record label, national and international tour booking, publicity, and front-line physical and digital distribution in 110 countries around the globe, Merrill Artists Group is uniquely positioned in the music world, tailoring consistent winning strategies for its artists.

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