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Jason Mraz杰森·玛耶兹 / 男巫

地区: United States of America 美国
风格: 当代唱作人 Contemporary Singer-Songwriter, 欧美流行 Western Pop
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姓    名:Jason Mraz杰森•玛耶兹
别    名:男巫
国    籍:美国
星    座:巨蟹座
出 生 地:美国弗吉尼亚州列治文
出生日期:1977-06-23
职    业:创作歌手
风    格:流行摇滚,white soul,另类摇滚
艺人简介
杰森•玛耶兹(Jason Mraz),绰号男巫,美国创作歌手,以强大的现场演唱功力闻名乐坛。第52届格莱美奖最佳流行男歌手得主。目前杰森已推出三张录音室专辑,其中三专《We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things》中的单曲"I'm Yours"最为著名,成为美国Billboard单曲榜史上在榜最长时间的歌曲(76周),全球大卖810万张,为2009年全球单曲榜第三名,并获得第51届格莱美“年度歌曲”提名。2012年全新专辑《Love is a Four Letter Word》于4月17日发行,首单"I Won't Give Up"已于1月2日释出,广受好评,顺利登顶美国iTunes下载榜榜首。
杰森•玛耶兹生于美国弗吉尼亚州列治文。毕业于位于维吉尼亚州梅卡尼克斯维尔(Mechanicsville)的Lee-Davis高中,之后在朗沃德大学学习了一小段时间。后来他到了位于纽约市的美国音乐戏剧学院(American Musical and Dramatic Academy)学习音乐剧。
 在纽约念大学期间,他以吉他创作歌曲,毕业之后更跑到圣迭戈当起街头艺人。在这段时期,杰森•玛耶兹和自称是灵媒的流浪汉成为心灵伙伴,他也开始四处流浪探索人生。在这过程当中,杰森遇到他的贵人:知名音乐人鼓手Toca Rivera。两人一同演出的现场表演纪录,当时在美国网络间广为流传。
 2002年,杰森•玛耶兹顺利获得唱片合约,推出在大厂牌的首张专辑《Waiting For My Rocket To Come》,专辑一推出随即获得全美热门潜力榜亚军,并获得了白金销售认证,当中的《The Remedy (I Won't Worry) 》、《You and I Both》也都成为传唱度极高的单曲。2005年发行第二张原创大碟《Mr. A-Z》,立即空降美国告示牌(Billboard)首五名位置,而杰森•玛耶兹擅长把玩文字的创意,也在这张专辑里充分的发挥。
 在发行两张专辑、参加无数现场表演以及一连串的宣传行程之后,杰森利用一年的时间,让自己回归到一般生活里。在回归简单生活的几个月之后,让他脑中充满源源不绝的创作灵感,集结成他的第三张专辑《We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things》,这位被歌迷喻为“悠活才子”的歌手在第三张原创专辑中展现自我。
“男巫 ” 倒不是别人送给的绰号,而是Jason Mraz对自己的形容。没有多少人会对这个形容表示怀疑,毕竟对于一个习惯于在夜酒吧里弹吉他吟唱些充满着迷离忧伤调的男孩,“男巫”这样的形容恐怕是恰到好处。而一旦浮出水面被主流的 Elektra 唱片公司收编后,Jason Mraz仿佛就不太愿意再用“男巫”来形容自己了,他更愿意将自己打造成一个充满着阳光味道的大男孩,宛如自己的音乐风格:混杂着民谣、拉丁与电子。
而这个小伙子之所以在过去的一年里成为美国乐坛的焦点人物,除了一副嗓子加一手漂亮的吉他外,他还坚持原创 —— 美国人总是格外推崇那种会唱会弹又会创作的音乐人 ——即使有人说大概这还是美国式的个人英雄主义意识在作怪,但一个不争的事实是,美国乐坛已经越来越少这种全能的歌手了!不过对于更多JasonMraz的拥趸来讲,三张唱片《 Waiting For My Rocket To Come CD 》、《 Mr.A-Z 》和《We Sing.We Dance. We StealThings》的诱惑力,远不及他的现场演出来得过瘾:又蹦又跳,嗓音常有意想不到的即兴发挥,甚至还突然颓废一下,再加上那张酷似英国明星休•格兰特的忧郁气质的脸,混杂在一起,还是恰如一个男巫,清新而活力的男巫。
当所有乐评皆连番盛赞他的声音完美的像水晶般晶莹剔透,所有美国网路爱乐者都在悄悄讨论他和今年格莱美最佳男歌手John Mayer究竟孰优孰劣,并说他的Live表演简直是此乐只有天上有的独一无二精彩演出,你开始好奇的想好好认识这个现在美国乐坛少见的天才型流行/民谣创作歌手—Jason Mraz。来自维吉尼亚朴实小镇,长得眉清目秀乍看有些休葛兰影子的Jason现年33岁,音乐生涯的启蒙者是也来自维吉尼亚的两大美式传统摇滚大角The Agents of Good Root和大卫马修乐团(Dave MatthewsBand),但Jason真正接触音乐却是从中学时搬到纽约上美国音乐影艺学院开始。18岁时Jason却发现自己即刻真正想要的是音乐创作,毅然辍学并拾起吉他开始他在曼哈顿的音乐浪人之旅。在落脚加州圣地牙哥并在当地的酒馆常态表演后,Jason遇到影响他最深远的鼓手TocaRivera,他多样化的部落打击鼓乐让Jason音乐充满惊奇和富变化性,他俩的精彩现场演出也在整个西岸和网路间流传,也因而为Jason赢得一纸Elektra唱片合约。
这位杰出的创作型歌手这次给我带来了这张每一首歌曲都是成功典范的专辑,专辑的名字巧妙地取为Mr.A-Z,就成了一张同名专辑。专辑的开场是一首清淡的Life Is Wonderful,旋律相当的catchy,那段拉拉拉的高潮朴实而又深刻。新专辑的第一首单曲Wordplay是Remedy的翻版,有说有唱的表演方式独具Jason Mraz的特色,像这样的说说唱唱在Geek in the Pink中同样可以听到,专辑中还有相当数量的慢歌,MrCuriosity中JasonMraz一改先前那种嘻皮姿态,而以深情款款出现。Clockwatching的前奏是我最喜欢的,清新自然,再加上几分诙谐的暂停,中板的节奏带出一种轻松的气氛。接着Jason Mraz又带来了他的浪漫主义,异域味道的Bella Luna在吉他的伴奏下,在Jason Mraz不那么张扬的嗓音下,浮现出一幅翩翩起舞的场景。公认的专辑中最出色的作品之一的Plane,曲到高处,Jason的演唱经过渐进式的上升,到达歌曲在高潮时的顶峰,不紧不慢的演唱,足以证明Jason Mraz是世界上最佳的演唱者之一。长达8分钟的Song For a Friend也是我在专辑的最为喜欢的几首歌曲之一,这首歌曲在最后给人一种结束的感觉的同时,一下子加重的音乐,原来那时真正的高潮才刚刚来到。Jason Mraz的音乐原始,没有浮夸的痕迹,他总能用娓娓道来的方式演唱歌曲,在似乎平淡的歌声中隐藏着激情的燃烧。鲜明的个性也是这位被认为是有些attitude的John Mayer的特色,他同样参与了去年美国总统大选时倒布派的阵营。
2012年6月,杰森•马耶兹在北京开唱。
2013年,杰森•马耶兹现身东方卫视《80后脱口秀》录制现场。
2014年,杰森•马耶兹单曲《Love Someone》荣获圣迭戈音乐奖最佳录影带奖。
Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz hails from Mechanicsville, VA, where he grew up a fan of the Dave Matthews Band and local roots musicians the Agents of Good Roots. But it was Mraz's interest and participation in musical theater that was his first introduction to music. Mraz moved to New York following high school to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy but dropped out a year later when he took up the guitar and began to focus on songwriting. Nonetheless, Mraz's training as a vocalist would show itself on his debut album which is marked by the pure clarity and range of his vocals.
After busking around New York, Mraz eventually returned to Virginia; but, in 1999, he ultimately made his way West, settling in San Diego, CA, known for its coffeehouse scene and support of singer/songwriters, most notably Jewel. Mraz began playing local shops and landed a weekly slot at local hot spot Java Joe's. At the same time, Mraz met drummer Noel "Toca" Rivera and the two began performing together — Mraz on acoustic guitar, Rivera on djembe — honing a live show that featured as much comedic banter between the two as music. 
Over the next two years, Mraz's following grew outside of San Diego to encompass Los Angeles, garnering the attention of record labels. In early 2002, Mraz signed to Elektra Records and returned to Virginia to write and record his debut album, working with producer John Alagía (the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer), and his high school heroes, the Agents of Good Roots, who became his backing band. The resulting effort, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, was released in November of 2002. It blended Mraz's early influences and coming of age sensibilities with country, roots rock, the poeticism of coffeehouse folk, elements of jazz, and hip-hop's rhythmic charge. The buoyant first single "Remedy I Won't Worry" (co-written by Mraz with pop hitmakers the Matrix) was a hit, and Mraz headed out on the road to support it. One of those shows, an October 2003 date at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, became Mraz' summer 2004 live release Tonight, Not Again; this tided his fans over until July 2005, when he returned with the sophomore studio effort Mr. A-Z. In 2008, Mraz released his third studio album, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. 
Mraz's fifth studio album, Yes!, was released on July 15, 2014.It is his first acoustic album, and was recorded with folk rock all-girl band Raining Jane.They had previously co-written "A Beautiful Mess" for Mraz's 2008 album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.Aside from a cover of the Boyz II Men song "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday", every song on Yes! was written by Mraz and Raining Jane.The lead single, "Love Someone", was released on May 19, 2014, with Mraz performing an acoustic version of the song for Time.On June 20, 2014, he released We Can Take the Long Way, a music video trilogy for the first three songs on Yes! – "Love Someone", "Hello, You Beautiful Thing" and "Long Drive". It premiered on the USA Today website.
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