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He's So Klose

German-born music man calls Cleveland his second hometown.

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Pop-singer Jann Klose unleashes a new sound tonight for his Wadsworth concert, where he'll go big in hopes of winning support for his upcoming CD, Reverie. The 30-year-old German will break out the synthesizers, he says, to create an "orchestral feel" for his latest single, "Beautiful Dream/Hold Me Down," and other new tracks. "I wanted to go for a bigger sound that has this ethereal quality to make it an interesting listen," says Klose. "The whole record is pretty dynamic, because it's more than just bass, keys, guitars, and a rhythm section." For sentimental reasons, Northeast Ohio seemed to be the logical place to introduce the disc to his fans. In the early '90s, Klose spent a year in Cleveland as a foreign-exchange student before finishing high school in Germany and returning to study vocal music with the Cleveland Opera Company. He moved to New York in '02, but kept his Cleveland ties intact. "I'm still upset that the Indians lost in the playoffs. And I can't believe I've turned into a baseball fan, since I grew up with soccer," laughs Klose. "I don't know what's happened to me. I've turned into a full-fledged Clevelander." Klose performs at 7 tonight at Sonnet's Coffeehouse and Café, 117 College Street in Wadsworth. Admission is $3. Call 330-336-5557 or visit www.sonnetscoffee.com.
Thu., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., 2007

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