I am a composer, lyricist, singer, pianist, music director, conductor, seeker, healthy food eater and self-help junkie.
As a writer and singer, I’ve been influenced and inspired by Elton John, Jule Styne, Lionel Richie, Michel Legrand, Whitney Houston, Diane Warren, Olivia Newton-John, and George Michael. I enjoy melding their influences in both the pop and musical theater songs I write.
I am currently working on the continued development of a holiday family musical I wrote the songs for called THE WIZARD OF CLAUS: THE MUSICAL (which I also co-conceived along with Justin Karcher and Adam Kreutinger). The show features amazing life-size puppets by Adam Kreutinger. Check out the MUSIC page here on my website to listen to demos of some songs from the show. We are aiming to pitch the show as a television, movie, and theater property. Check out the YouTube video on my HOME page here to see a workshop performance of the show. #TheWizardOfClaus
For professional inquiries about THE WIZARD OF CLAUS: THE MUSICAL as a project, reach out at JasonBravo@aol.com (Yes, AOL. Because. I’m. Cool.)
Okay, now let me tell you about the stuff I've done. I must. It's what we do on websites. Hold on to your hat. Here it comes: I have a B.A. in Music from Brandeis University (snap). I've music directed and conducted countless theater productions. I've worked as a Music Supervisor for Norwegian Creative Studios (prepping production shows and cabarets for Norwegian, Regent and Oceania cruise lines) and as an accompanist and assistant musical director at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City (double snap). I've played keyboards and sung background vocals for both the First and Second National Tours of Jersey Boys in cities around the country, and have been associate music director to American Idol’s Michael Orland on theater productions in Los Angeles (working with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Garrett Clayton, and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child) (triple snap). Okay, snapping has now concluded.
I have also released my debut album entitled Between Head and Heart. It’s a collection of songs (which I also produced) that range from piano ballads to funkier rock- and Latin-inspired tracks that I feel are revealing of who I am as a person. I try to write songs that are sincere, melody-driven and have lyrics that are universal but not clichéd.
I’ve enjoyed a lot of varied musical experiences including singing and playing Elton John and Lionel Richie songs at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza, performing at Second City Hollywood, and accompanying Kermit the Frog and Broadway and TV star Marissa Jaret Winokur on the CBS show "The Talk" (with Sharon Osborne and Co.) (snaaa--) It was my first time playing piano for an amphibian. #goals
I would love to do work as a vocal producer for pop artists, write for movies and television, as well as co-write with other pop songwriters, theater makers and playwrights. Shoot me an email if you think we’d click. (Again, JasonBravo@aol.com. Because AOL=cool=Jason.)
Peace. Love. Faith. Snap.