12 Songs, 46 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Looking forward - not back - with Reverie


Jann and company's fourth album is sure to please. Having listened to all his music to date, I can comfortably say that Jann is coming into his own. His music, although listed as pop, is more of a soulful jazz/blues style with intricate rhythms and articulate wording. This album, "Reverie", is a juxtaposition of quiet, intrspective moments that could occur in anyone's life played out exquisitely with powerful instrumentation (listen to the accordian - of all things - in ""Doing Time"!) and Jann's strong voice.

"Beautiful Dream" is a hauntingly sweet, almost bittersweet, reminiscence takes an orchestral look back at a significant first meeting. "Hold Me Down" is, simply put, a fun and lighthearted song.

Continuing with the theme of "Reverie", you can't help but ponder Mother Said, Father Said". Performed in a more simplistic (sybolically childlike?) style, this song provides a unique reminder of how our parents impact our lives and memories. Reminiscing doesn't always happen over happy times and events.

I love that Jann ended the album with "The Beginning". The sounds and lyrics both communicate how we've reached the end of one road only to begin another.

"Reverie" was truly refreshing to listen to. I enjoyed the lyrics, which can range from very symbolic to everyday, common vernacular. The instrumentation also flips between a simple background piece to becoming the feature (listen to "Ithica"). Not pop, not rock and neither jazz nor blues, Jann's music combines some of the best qualities of these genres for a fresh sound that does your body and soul some good!

I love Reverie!


Everyone should add this CD to their collection. Seriously, it is buy far the best collection of songs that I have heard in one album. Each song leaves you anxious and excited to hear the next. I still get goosebumps and I've probably listened to the album 20 times through. So, if you like to listen to good music that moves you, buy Jann's Reverie. I promise you won't regret it.

LOVE this album


Thoughtful and moving, 'Reverie', just hits the spot. Each song is original and heartfelt. I can't wait to hear these songs live when I am in NY!

About Jann Klose

German-born singer/songwriter Jann Klose makes melodic, soulful, singer/songwriter pop/rock. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Klose actually grew up in South Africa. He spent his teen years moving between his home in Hamburg and Cleveland, Ohio where he traveled as an exchange student with the American Field Service. It was during this time that he began singing and playing piano and guitar. After high school, Klose studied voice and performed with various choirs in the United States, even appearing in several productions with the Cleveland Opera Chorus. A move to New York in 2000 found Klose work in several musicals including a production of the Who's Tommy, a touring Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde, and a European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was also after moving to New York that Klose began recording and releasing his own albums including Enough Said (1997), The Strangest Thing (1999), The Black Box EP (2003), Reverie (2007), and the Sacrifice EP (2010). In 2012, Klose appeared on the soundtrack to the film Greetings from Tim Buckley singing Buckley's songs. In 2013, he released the album Mosaic, which featured a cover of the Tim Buckley composition "Song to the Siren." ~ Matt Collar

    Mannheim, Germany