Jason Mraz


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Musician, Songwriter

Jason Mraz has won the hearts of millions by the way he expresses himself musically. During his NAMM Oral History interview, Jason displayed that same passion as he recalled the important role his music teachers and choir directors played in fueling his love for singing. Jason recounted the looks on the faces of his classmates when he first stood up in front of them to sing, realizing that he had the ability to capture people's attention. Jason has been able to relive that feeling over and over again throughout his career and takes pride in the fact that his singing and the songs he has written still can convey strong feelings and emotions to his listeners. He also took the time to provide the backstories to such songs as “I’m Yours” and “93 Million Miles,” the latter of which he wrote for his parents to thank them for always encouraging him to pursue his dreams in music.