Jason Mraz in concert at Wake Forest
March 11, 2008
Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz will perform at Wake Forest University at 8 p.m. April 16 in Wait Chapel. Tickets are $20 for the general public; $15 for Wake Forest students and are available online at www.wfu.tickets.musictoday.com.
Considered by critics to be one of the most gifted young singer/songwriters to emerge in recent years, Mraz began his career singing in San Diego coffee houses. His first studio album, “Waiting for My Rocket to Come,” a blend of folk, pop, hip-hop and roots rock, was released in 2002. It went platinum and had several chart-topping singles.
Mraz has opened on several national tours and shared stages with Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band and others.
In 2005, his album “Mr. A-Z,” produced by Steve Lillywhite, won a Grammy.
After leaking onto the Internet, his song “I’m Yours” became a worldwide hit, and today, more than 200 cover versions of the song exist on YouTube. The song will be the first single from “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.,” Mraz’s third album, due out in May 2008.
The concert is sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Union and funded in part by the Student Activities Fee. For more information, contact the Student Union office at (336) 758-5697, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday through Friday.