CROSS-POLLINATION CXXXVI - TUES APR 3RD - 7:30-10 PM
MICHAEL JANTZ
REBECCA HAVILAND

Jantz earned his skills the hard way, working the open mics in his hometown of Cleveland and wandering through Europe playing on street corners. He built his reputation up song by song until it paid off: Jantz became a top local draw, toured with Paul Simon and Brian Wilson, and was voted "Best Male Singer/Songwriter" in the Cleveland Free Times Reader Poll in 2004. The next week, he left to follow a girlfriend to Washington DC.

"It's kind of like starting from square one," Jantz says. "You have to prove yourself all over again; build relationships with bar owners, critics, the people who come see you perform. I went from being a top draw in my hometown to being a complete unknown."

Voted Best Male Singer/Songwriter at the Cleveland Free Times Music Awards. Toured with Paul Simon/Brian Wilson. Opened for Black Crowes, Space Hog, Train, Chicago, BB King, Oasis, Folk Implosion, Jeff Beck, Galactic, and even Barry Manilow (no, really!)

And then Sunday comes... or maybe it was a Thursday. Whatever the day a connection between two musicians on either side of the Atlantic was made, via the MySpace site. Rebecca in New York, writing, recording, gigging, and generally toiling away on many wonderful musical flavours. Chris in London pursuing his own creative muse.

Happily, for lovers of quality music, they decided to write together, taking no notice of the three thousand miles between them.

The fruit of their collaboration is a beguiling, enchanting, deeply satisfying collection of songs. So enjoy the grooves, the lush atmospheres, the beautiful melodies, and be glad of a connection made.

LISTEN TO MICHAEL JANTZ LISTEN TO REBECCA HAVILAND
CROSS-POLLINATION CXXXVI ::: Tuesday, APR 3RD
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - MICHAEL JANTZ | michaeljantz.com | myspace.com/michaeljantz
8:45 - REBECCA HAVILAND | myspace.com/rebeccahaviland
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft MICHAEL JANTZ & REBECCA HAVILAND!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero