ETHICAL BREW is a live music venue located in Teaneck, NJ, dedicated to serving up a quality blend of folk & indie performers in an intimate and welcoming environment.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from each show are allocated to funding worthy social action projects and charities that reflect the humanist values of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County.
Past beneficiaries include WhyHunger, Edeyo Foundation (Haiti), Heifer International, Bergen County Sanctuary Committee, Ramapo-Bergen Animal Sanctuary, Doctors Without Borders, Earthjustice
Ethical Brew is proud to present Live in concert:
with special guest opening act — Hiroya Tsukamoto
March 14th at 8pm
The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ
This concert to benefit: “The Youth Group at The Ethical Culture Society”
Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa, and Hamburg before coming to the States, JANN KLOSE is an artist known for his multi-cultural roots, widely-faceted career and riveting voice, whose original compositions connect with audiences on a deeply emotional level. His most recent recording, “Mosaic”, tackles personal and topical subjects, bringing together a variety of instruments and musical influences earning it accolades and awards in four categories in the 2014 Independent Music Awards. Soon after “Mosaic “entered the Roots Radio charts above Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Wilco at #22, the album ended up on first round ballots for the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards for Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album.
As a young exchange student in Cleveland, Ohio, Jann initially embarked on a theatrical career and performed in touring productions of Broadway shows including Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Who’s Tommy, before starting his own band. Since that time, he has been a rising star on the music scene, sharing the stage with musical legends including Rebecca Loebe, Gary (Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart) Lucas, Suzanne Vega, Annie Haslam and Renaissance, Brett Dennen and the late Peter Seeger and Les Paul. Jann takes his inspiration from the musical and lyrical street influences of reggae and punk to calypso, classic rock, folk and Afro-beat, earning him scores of dedicated fans
Jann’s music is heard on the GRAMMY-nominated HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT, on MTV CRIBS, the movie “Dead Broke” (Warner Bros.) featuring Paul Sorvino. He maintains a steady touring schedule of about 75-100 shows a year in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
For More Information and Videos: www.jannklose.com
Here’s is what the critics have to say about Jann Klose
“Jann Klose was born in Germany and raised in South Africa but his music is all-American pop rock of the finest order…Combine his songwriting and singing chops with his artful experimentation— songs include flavors of reggae, punk, and more—and you understand why Klose moves ever closer to pop-rock eminence.” – Nancy Dunham, Relix Magazine
“Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” – Alexander F. Remington, Washington Post
“Stylistically, his voice and songwriting split the difference between Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. He’s one of the most talented cats you’ll hear all year.” – Michael McCarty, Love Is Pop
“Jann Klose has star power. Klose’s gentle but undeniably strong voice and poetic, insightful lyrics make REVERIE a treat for the ear. A soothing journey through Klose’s mind and soul, the album is aptly titled.” – Elmore Magazine, Abigail Wright
Special Guest Opening Act: Hiroya Tsukamoto
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He is also the recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award. Hiroya completed a debut album entitiled “The Other Side of the World” with his band INTEROCEANICO and released in 2004. His composition entitled “El Otro Lado del Mundo” was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004 and “Samba de Siempre” in 2005, also “Seventh Night” is the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award in 2006. Hiroya released his second album entitled “Confluencia” in 2006 and the third album”Where the River Shines” in 2008.
Hiroya has been leading concerts with his group including several appearances at Blue Note in New York and he performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Kendrick Scott (The Crusadors), Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell (Muddy Waters Band)
For more information see: www.hiroyatsukamoto.com
Here’s the buzz on Hiroya Tsukamoto ….
“A Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey” -Boston Herald
“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended.” -Jazz Review.com
“His music is earthy, organic and an amalgam of elements imported from diverse genres” -The Groove
“He delivers skillful and innovative guitar instrumental solos” -Folk Project
“…imparts a mood of piece and tranquility. -The Live Music Report
“HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. “ -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Magazine / minor7th)
We are proud to present a list of upcoming shows:
Saturday Mar. 14 Jann Klose – opening act Hiroya Tsukamoto Tickets & Info Click here