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#MusicExchange: Jann Klose

Singer, songwriter Jann Klose commemorates his dearly departed manager in an emotional lockdown-produced music video.
There are a handful of qualified musical examples that best illustrate arresting melody, matched only by complementary visuals that lands their entertainment and message intent, beautifully – Pilot Light is one such statement.



Written in the midst of a breakup Pilot Light, produced by David Schoenwetter and Jann in the former’s Manhattan studio in early 2020, hits the listener squarely in the aural solar plexus, in a very, very good way. Add a visual document to support the lyrical investment and what’s where the heartfelt investment lands.

Dedicated to the untimely passing of Jann’s much respected and very much-loved manager of lauded Big Management-fame, Gary Salzman, due to Covid-19, Pilot Light’s sentiment rings true to the message of overcoming adversity and rising to the challenge of a day yet to be documented and celebrated for very different reasons than originally envisaged.

I caught up with Jann last week.


BizcommunityThe new decade means?


Opportunity

BizcommunityI don't do?
Wheat


BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?
Comfort


BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?
Songwriting


BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage?
Breaking a string in front of 1000 people is never funny no matter what anyone says!


BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?
My Internet connection




BizcommunityIt’s your round what are you drinking?
Basil Hayden


BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?
I’m the pushy kind ;)


BizcommunityNicknames?
Yanni (Hate it!)


BizcommunityIf you were not a musician what would you do?
Build computers!


BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself?
Creative, adventurous, moody, impatient, passionate



BizcommunityFavorite SA  album of all time?
Ipi N Tombi – The Warrior


BizcommunityWhat is your favorite word?
Compartmentalization


BizcommunityFavorite Fashion Garment
Jeans


BizcommunityTop of your bucket list?
Being back in Cape Town


BizcommunityYour greatest achievement?
That I never gave up following my dreams




BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?
Noise


BizcommunityWhat is your fear?
Sickness


BizcommunityHappiness is?
Health, work, travel


BizcommunityThe best life lesson you have been taught?
Patience is a virtue (that I don’t possess)


BizcommunityWhere would you like to be right now?
In the ocean


BizcommunityDo you do charity work and if you do –what do you do?
I’ve worked extensively with Tutu Desk (South Africa) and Brick by Brick (Uganda)


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About Martin Myers

Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
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