The Music of Jonah Koslen:
The Heroes, Breathless, Solo Works and MSB Favorites

Saturday
27
Jan

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JonahKoslenVIP

Jonah Koslen – VIP Package:

$60 ADV ($65 DOS)

Includes:

  • Premium seating
  • Autographed copies of two new Jonah Koslen CD’s
  • VIP Laminate
  • Autographed copy of handwritten lyric “Takin’ It Back”
  • Meet & greet and photo with Jonah on your device
  • (Meet & Greet takes place from 5:30-7pm)
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    Why you should see this show…

    Original MSB and Breathless guitarist/singer/songwriter Jonah Koslen returns to Cleveland for his only show this year. Featuring Koslen-penned MSB classics “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Mind,” “Strike Up The Band,” “Ladies Choice” and “Waste A Little Time On Me,” plus Breathless favorites “Takin’ It Back,” “Walk Right In,” “Wild Weekend” and “Glued To The Radio,” this show filled with fan favorites promises to repeat last year’s sellout!

    Jonah Koslen Bio
    Jonah Koslen has been active in the music business as a composer, a producer and a performer, since 1973. As the original member of the Michael Stanley Band, Jonah wrote and recorded some of MSB’s most loved songs, Waste a Little Time On Me, Strike Up The Band, Nothings Gonna Change My Mind and Ladies Choice. Jonah contributed lead guitar, lead vocals and arrangements to three albums and numerous compilations. His song, Nothings Gonna Change My Mind charted in the summer of 1977.

    Jonah recorded his first the solo project, Back Tracks, in 1978. Later in 1978, Jonah formed the now classic mid-west rock band, Breathless. The two albums recorded with his highly acclaimed band, featured such hit songs as Takin’ It Back, Glued to the Radio, and Walk Right In among many others. Takin’ It Back charted in 1979. The greatest hits compilation Jonah Koslen and Breathless 1978 – 1981 is available now on Line Level Music. This collection of songs comes from both the much loved Breathless albums, Breathless and Nobody Leaves This Song Alive. It also includes two previously unreleased tracks, “Glued to the Radio” recorded live for a WMMS Coffee Break Concert at the Cleveland Agora and “Why Are the Lovers, Always the Last to Know?”

    In the 1980s, Jonah formed Jonah Koslen and the Heroes, recording two albums, Aces and Orange. Jonah relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1984.

    During his 13 years in LA, Jonah kept very busy. He recorded demos with 80’s teen star Tiffany, appeared at Farm Aid II with blues legend Bonnie Bramlett in the Bandaloo Doctors, subsequently writing and recording several songs for an episode of the TV show Fame, which Bonnie appeared in. Jonah worked and recorded with one time Aerosmith guitarist Jimmy Crespo, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, and appeared on a live television broadcast with Wayne Newton. He composed music for the Skin Diver CD which appeared in the films including Teenage Vampire, The Dangerous, and Lunar Cop. With friend Joe Walsh, Jonah created the ‘morphing’ video that appeared in concert with the Eagles, introducing the encore songs on the “Hell Freezes Over” world tour.

    In the early 90s, Jonah reunited with Michael Stanley to help write and produce the Ghost Poets CD. He also composed and produced an album for the rock band Skin Diver.

    At different times throughout the years, Jonah has been a CD-ROM producer for Philips Media (producing and designing the “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” game for the Improv Comedy club), an internet radio pioneer with ClevelandHits.com and Everstream and a web developer. Jonah’s released a CD Telling on Myself, is available on Line Level Music. His latest release is the classic rock album Nusic.

    Alan Greene & Tom Odegard Bio
    Alan Greene, a veteran of the Cleveland music scene, was voted “Best Guitarist in Northeast Ohio” in the 1997 Scene Magazine Annual Readers Poll and the 2004 Free Times Readers Poll. He has been nominated as “Best Guitarist” in the 2001, ’02, ’05, ’06 and ’08 Free Times Music Awards.

    Alan has also been a member of the reformed Humble Pie, along with Breathless, The Innocent and the Mr. Stress Blues Band. He is featured on various recordings by Humble Pie, Michael Stanley, Donnie Iris, Breathless & Pere Ubu.
    In 2010, Carlos Santana released the song “Angel Love” on his Supernatural Legacy Edition CD, co-written by Alan Greene. He also hosts internet radio station oWOW’s “Blues Time,” broadcast every Saturday night.

    Tom Odegard (Odie) is considered by many to be one of Northeast Ohio’s finest blues singers, with a harmonica style that is truly his own.

    Performing for over thirty years, Tom has played with such notable bands as The Elm Street Blues Band, The Unfortunate Sons and Blue Inc. Several of Tom’s original songs help make up the Alan Greene Band’s songlist.

    Last call to dine in your seats in the Concert Hall will be 15 minutes before show time. Please arrive early if you plan to eat dinner in your seats. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.