Live from the Artists Den
This innovative music series featuring extraordinary artists performing in extraordinary settings. Each episode features an intimate, invitation-only concert by cutting-edge, contemporary musicians, along with artist interviews and insights about the unusual venues chosen.
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Jason Mraz (Episode #804H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Jason Mraz began to make a name for himself performing in San Diego coffee houses in 2000. The Virginia-born singer-songwriter released his major label debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come on Elektra Records in 2002, becoming a household name with his first hit single, "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)." His second album, Mr. A-Z, received an even warmer reception when it was released in 2005, peaking at the number five spot on the Bilboard 200. In 2009, Mraz received two Grammy nominations for his first Top 10 single, "Im Yours," off his third album, We Sing. We Dance, We Steal Things. The album also contained the singles "Make It Mine" and "Lucky," for which Mraz won two Grammys the following year for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, respectively. Mraz's fourth album, Love Is A Four Letter Word, was his highest charting release to date, debuting at the Number Two spot in the US in 2012. Mraz wil release his fifth studio album, Yes, recorded with rock-folk band Raining Jane, later this year. Mraz performs at a secret location in Los Angeles.