The new year is bringing a lot of exciting prospects. I recorded a number of new pop song demos and am really confident in their hit potential. I've tried writing some songs with a different feel and sound from those I've done before. A different chordal approach and a different vocal approach. I'm looking forward to submitting them to producers and record labels in the upcoming months.
My first musical directing gig of 2013 was 'S Wonderful, a Gershwin retrospective with musical arrangements by my friend Rick Hip-Flores from New York. It was a challenging piano part. Whew! It was a lot of notes to play! In the summer, I was again at Artpark music directing and conducting The Sound of Music. It was great to hear this classic show with a 23-piece orchestra. Weirdly, we weren't able to do our final performance as there was a power outage in the entire Niagara region. A strange way to end…Read more
2012 was another good year. Did a bunch of writing with singer/songwriter Scott Nykiel from the band The Screaming Jeans. We set out to write straight-ahead pop stuff for female singers. The songs we wrote were really good and ranged from a dance song with dirty synths to a reggae-inspired one. We recorded the demos at TSS Studios and were really happy with the way they came out. In the summer, I music directed the musical Cinderella at Artpark and conducted the 21-piece orchestra. When does that happen…Read more
2012 was another good year. Did a bunch of writing with singer/songwriter Scott Nykiel from the band The Screaming Jeans. We set out to write straight-ahead pop stuff for female singers. The songs ranged from a dance song with dirty synths to a reggae-inspired one. We recorded the demos at TSS Studios and were really happy with the way they came out. In the summer, I music directed the musical Cinderella at Artpark and conducted the 21-piece orchestra. When does that happen?! 21 union players! It was a…Read more
The new year is only hours away, and I always like to look back at the past year and see the adventures I've been on JANUARY: We had our first workshop performance of "Something So Right" at UB's Center for the Arts. A music, theater, dance collaboration produced by the Center for the Arts, MusicalFare Theatre, and LehrerDance, we had been developing this show based on the music of Paul Simon (with the permission of Paul Simon Music) for over a year. As one of the three singers in the show, I sang many…Read more
Now that a new year is upon us, I thought I'd write an overview of this past year musically to encapsulate the journey February-March '09: Played the run of the show "Hot 'n' Cole" at the Kavinoky Theatre. With instrumentation for two pianos, Michael Hake and I played our fingers off on some awesome piano arrangements. April-May '09: Music directed the original musical "Bada Bing! Bada Boom!" at Musicalfare Theatre, for which I learned the accordion. That really made my brain work. Kind of like…Read more
"It's Called Movin' On" is now being played on the #1 Independent Radio Station, iRADIO LA~INDIE 104. Check out their website at www.iradiola.com and request "It's Called Movin' On."
"It's Called Movin' On" received an HONORABLE MENTION in the Billboard World Song Contest. Very cool!
I just found out that I won the "Singer of the Month" competition on Singeruniverse.com! Very cool! Check out the link at http://www.singeruniverse.com/competitionwinner40-123.htm
I've just put some video clips up on my electronic press kit at www.sonicbids.com/jasonbravo One is "I Can't Find Any Water" from the Artpark Amphitheater show. The other is "Please Don't Say You Love Me" from a video demo I did. Check 'em out!