Shortly after the loss of his father, his mother was notified that the manager of the estate misappropriated funds -- they were left penniless. Through all of this, Jason found that his love of music and songwriting was enhanced, and it pulled him closer to his internal source of strength and creativity. He and his mother immigrated to California, and she worked two full time jobs to support Jason and his older sister who stayed behind in South Africa to finish a degree in law. The move was bittersweet for Jason. He had to leave his only sister, yet he felt there would be an abundance of opportunity in the United States. Jason continued to pursue his musical passion and his classical training throughout high school and into college and while attending college Jason was commissioned to write an orchestral/choral work which solidified his interest to pursue music.
“It was during this time that I felt a great sense of peace and self-belief.” With this strengthening of Jason’s confidence, he then composed, produced, recorded and engineered his own demo. He sent it out to many in the music industry looking for feedback and support. None came. Then a friend gave Jason the number of entertainment attorney, David Blau – so Jason called him. He in turn introduced Jason to producer, John Hiler (Liz Phair, Duncan Sheik, Portable, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Aeon Spoke, Meqqa).
When Hiler heard Jason’s demo, he had a clear vision of the direction for Jason. After months of working and searching, Jason now found himself in the studio cutting a record. Extensive effort went into the production: daily vocal training to push the boundaries of Jason’s range, arduous hours of detail, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. The end of recording was finally completed, and all agreed that a unique, strong record was about to be born – a record that conveys a message of hope, love and undeniable energy. Read more on Last.fm.
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