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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Jann Klose joins with Annie Haslam in a reunion show in Sellersville

What does the affluent German city of Hamburg have in common with the lowlands of draught-ridden Kenya? For one, it is the blend of one talented pop-singer’s roots. With early childhood recollections of the African plains as well as his native European haunts, the music and talents of pop singer-songwriter/actor Jann Klose is as varied as the topography of his living quarters.

He’ll be coming to Sellersville Theater Sunday, June 23, bringing the music of his sixth CD “Mosaic,” with him along with his band, the Edukators (Chris Marolf, bass and banjo; Rob Mitzner and Patrick Carmichael, drums; Lars Potteiger, keyboard/accordion, and violinist Leah Potteiger).

Known as chamber pop (classical instruments), Klose’s music is a blend of pop, rock, folk and blues with some classical infusion. He’ll be joined onstage in a reunion concert with Annie Haslam, legendary lead singer of the progressive U.K. rock band Renaissance, which came to America in the ’70s when its Top 10 U.K. hit “Northern Lights” was well-received on the radio, along with other progressive rock tunes like “Ashes Are Burning” and “Mother Russia.”

A contemporary of progressive rock groups like Yes and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Renaissance leans toward strains of classical composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff in its folksy and classically fused work.

“We met while working on a compilation,” said Klose of Haslam, who, unbeknownst to him, was of Renaissance fame. “She asked me to work with her.”

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