Sounds Like: Beck, Citizen Cope, Damien Rice, DISPATCH, Elliot Smith
Manager: Jaan Landheer
Native to Santa Barbara, Jaan was drawn to the piano at age 5 when he met Ed Baum, a local keyboardist from the 80s band Spin Cycle. After learning to improvise Beatles favorites and jazz standards, Jaan began writing his own material as a teenager, accompanied by guitar.
By sixteen, Jaan w...See Full Bio
"Once again I’ve been handed a gem of an artist across the wires...At first listen, my first thought was this music is a cross between Jack Johnson, Slightly Stoopid, and the Beach Boys without bass... It’s very soothing music that you can easily lose yourself within his words and simple melodies. His clean, clear vocals against the strummed chords fill your ears with the compassion he obviously feels... Yep, it’s that kind of music. Simple, easy, touching, and filled with heart."