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.
MM: The new decade means?
MM:I don’t do?
MM: What does music mean to you?
MM: What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?
MM: Any funny moments on stage?
JK: Breaking a string in front of 1000 people is never funny no matter what anyone says!
MM: What is your most treasured possession?
JK: My Internet connection
MM: It’s your round what are you drinking?
JK: Basil Hayden
MM: What makes you stand out?
JK: I’m the pushy kind 😉
JK: Yanni (Hate it!)
MM: If you were not a musician what would you do?
JK: Build computers!
MM: Pick five words to describe yourself?
JK: Creative, adventurous, moody, impatient, passionate
MM: Favourite SA album of all time?
JK: Ipi N Tombi – The Warrior
MM: What is your favourite word?
MM: Favourite Fashion Garment
BizcommunityTop of your bucket list?
Being back in Cape Town
MM: Your greatest achievement?
JK: That I never gave up following my dreams
MM: What do you complain about most often?
MM: What is your fear?
MM: Happiness is?
JK: Health, work, travel
MM: he best life lesson you have been taught?
JK: Patience is a virtue (that I don’t possess)
MM: Where would you like to be right now?
JK: In the ocean
MM: Do 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)