Making Sound is a new podcast show hosted by singer and songwriter Jann Klose. Shows are centered around Jann chatting with fellow artists, friends and colleagues from entertainment, tech and travel world. The setting is informal and relaxed and episodes are available in audio and video format on YouTube.
Leagan "Starchild" Breda
Leagan Starchild is a drummer, artist and producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has influenced South African music with his versatility and ability to adapt to any style of music. His drive, passion for good music and high calibre of musicianship led him to opportunities such as his first professional gig with Benjamin Dube, on Benjamin’s Live DVD Benjamin Dube & The High Praise Explosion (2004). He then went on to play with Kabelo, a Kwaito legend, which lead to numerous opportunities with high profile artists in South Africa such as Lira, Loyiso Bala, Salaelo Salota, Jimmy Dludlu, Jann Klose and many others. Leagan Starchild then went on to work with Trevor Noah as the Musical Director on his show Tonight with Trevor Noah. In 2012, he co produced and performed with AKA, the opening act for Kanye West on the Castle Lite Feel the Beat of Sub-Zero Experience. He has also been the resident drummer on Idols SA since 2013. Leagan Starchild has also performed and toured with Israel Houghton, acclaimed Grammy award winning gospel artist, on his Alive in South Africa Tour (2007), as well as Grammy winning artist Anthony Hamilton on his South Africa Tour in 2019. On 21st May 2021, Leagan Starchild released his first ever EP called Ekyoto through Universal Music. Ekyoto imbues jazz-fusion compositions with the aura of nature. Foreshadowed by the ocean waves and chirping birds, Ekyoto displays versatile artistry in a tender exploration of the nuances of love. It encourages the true reflection of self and strengthens the mind, body and soul through meditation and healing affirmations. open.spotify.com/artist/463uy2bD1rR0u2GbG8AMxS
Danny Burstein is an American actor and singer, most known for his work on the Broadway stage. Burstein is a seven-time Tony Award nominee; for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013), Cabaret (2014), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), and Moulin Rouge! (2020). He has also won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received three Grammy Award nominations. Burstein's performance as Harold Zidler in the stage adaptation of Moulin Rouge! on Broadway earned him the 2020 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. His other Broadway credits include The Seagull (1992), Saint Joan (1993), and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2010). Burstein's television work includes a feature-length episode of the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (2002) and a Staten Island father in the first season of Louie (2010). He appeared as different characters in six episodes of the original NBC drama series Law & Order (1995–2015), and also recurred as Lolly Steinman on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010–11) and as D.A. Lewis Cormier on the CBS series Evil. His film appearances include Transamerica (2005), Deception (2008), The Family Fang (2015), and Indignation (2016). instagram.com/dannybur
Becky and Nathan Bliss make up the critically acclaimed duo Barnaby Bright and have accumulated a dedicated following that feeds on the group’s ability to spin storytelling into sonic treasures. Nathan’s melodic acoustic guitar finger tapping and Becky’s effortless vocals soaring over her hypnotic harmonium push the boundaries of today’s indie folk landscape. The couple has received the grand prize at NYC’s prestigious Songwriter’s Circle, taken home “Best Music Video” awards from multiple film festivals, have been selected as Amazon’s Top 100 Albums of the Year, and most recently were hailed by the New York Times as one of the Top 20 Christmas Albums of the Year. Seizing the opportunity to open for illustrious acts such as Norah Jones, The Lumineers and Vienna Tang, Becky and Nathan are mesmerizing audiences and converting new followers every day. barnabybright.com
Eyal Amir is a musician and music technologist. For the last 15 years, Eyal has been active in the global music scene. He became known as the leader and main composer for his prog-rock group Project RnL, and for his collaborations with other musicians such as Jordan Rudess, Jack Conte, Noa and many others. In the last few years Eyal has also focused on his love of music tech, developing pro-audio software for companies such as Waves, Xfer Records, Deadmau5 and many others, and is now in process of launching his own software company. youtube.com/eyalamirmusic
Josh Dion is a Brooklyn based drummer, singer, songwriter and producer. He and Geoff Kraly comprise the duo known as paris_monster, which features a unique setup incorporating drums and synth while singing. “Beyond this visual impossibility is a careful and deliberate balance of frequencies, colors, and textures. Melodies to serve a story. Chaos to destroy preciousness.” Aside from paris_monster, Dion’s solo performances have been featured in online videos such as Tam Tam drum festival, Little Big Beat and Drumeo. Recent performance highlights include Jim Campilongo, Wayne Krantz, Bill Evans, Nels Cline, Esperanza Spalding, Lucius, Masters of the Telecaster with Jim Weider & GE Smith, Live From Here featuring Chris Thile, and guest drummer on Late Night with Seth Myers. parismonster.com
If blue-eyed songstress Judy Blank would tell you she grew up in some sun-soaked town in California, you’d probably believe her. But nothing could be further from the truth. Hailing from The Netherlands, the young singer-songwriter is not afraid to fuse musical genres, influenced by several pilgrimages across the southern United States. On her breakthrough LP Morning Sun, a 1970s inspired coming-of-age confessional, she effortlessly mixes traditional folk and groovy americana. From the green-eyed soul of her hit single "Mary Jane" to the jagged-edged ballad of "Tangled Up in You", she can hit all the notes. Even living legends praise her songwriting skills; her song ‘1995’ was called a favorite by none other than Sir Elton John. judyblank.com
I love listening to this podcast! For someone like me who doesn’t know much about the music business, he makes it entertaining and interesting. I enjoy learning about his subjects’ music paths as well as their personal stories. Jann’s relaxed and fun style makes it a perfect listen for my long drives!
Love the insights and chats that take you behind the scenes! Great show!
A Podcast For Everyone
I am a podcast enthusiast. Making sound is now the podcast I look most forward to listening to. Jann interviews people from all areas of the music business. The interviews provide personal insights into the lives of the people profiled. Jann does a great job making his guests feel comfortable. He weaves his own experiences with those of his guests. The shows are not just about music, they are about life-the daily struggles that we all face, and the ups and downs of those who work in the music field. I am always inspired by the stories, and they motivate me to pick up my instrument, sing, and to compose original music. Thanks Jann for being one of the highlights of my week!