September 1, 2009 |
Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" has had the longest run of any song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The tune has spent 71 weeks on the Billboard singles chart. It first charted in May 2008. Mraz's hippie-friendly jam has been around even longer. He has played it on tour for five years and says fans at live shows always responded differently to it -- and that inspired him to release the song. The 32-year-old has spent the last two years on the road promoting his latest CD, the platinum-selling "We Sing.
March 9, 2006 |
WHAT'S in a name? If you are singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, it's a ready-made title for your latest album, "Mr. A-Z." Mraz, described by some as a funnier, funkier John Mayer, is touring the globe to promote "Mr." and a live EP, "Geekin' Out Across the Galaxy," just released on iTunes. When he isn't on tour, Mraz hunkers down north of San Diego, pondering his next project. In this case, it's how to punctuate a weekend in L.A.
June 14, 2004 |
It's safe to say that Jason Mraz's acoustic shows this week at the Walt Disney Concert Hall will offer more of a coffeehouse flavor than mosh-pit flailing. Still, the booking and what it represents remind its promoter, Bill Silva, of the time he booked Pearl Jam into a similarly refined hall, the San Diego Civic Theatre. "The band management thought I was insane.... But Eddie [Vedder, the band's singer] came out first thing and said, 'What a gorgeous place. Let's all respect it.'
April 28, 2004 |
Rock comes to the House of Mouse -- sort of. Rock-pop-folk singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will become the first performer even loosely considered a rock musician to play at Walt Disney Concert Hall when he brings his theatrically oriented show to the venue June 16.
November 6, 2003 |
"Things are going to happen naturally." It's part of the first verse from the opening track of singer-songwriter Jason Mraz's debut, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," but for the 26-year-old native Virginian, the swift pace of his success has been anything but natural. "If somebody were to follow my road journal, they'd see that only a year ago I was a scared little kid just about to go on tour," he recalls humbly.
February 1, 2003 |
Jason Mraz is this year's Hootie. Or, if he's very lucky, this decade's Dave Matthews. Or maybe John Mayer. The common thread is a feel-good approach to folk-rock, uncomplicated and mildly charismatic, with any and all rough edges buffed safely away. Mraz was the quirky, sensitive boy Thursday at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, but not too sensitive and not quirky enough to make any sort of distinctive statement. It was easy listening for acoustic guitar.