In San Diego, California, Jason owns an avocado farm.
Jason's best selling song, "I'm Yours", has peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jason performed on the finale of "American Idol" on May 20th, 2009.
He studied for a year at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, but dropped out to focus on songwriting and playing guitar.
He met both drummer Toca Rivera and ex-girlfriend Tristan Prettyman at Java Joe's.
He used to play weekly at the world-famous Java Joe's in San Diego.
He toured with Bushwalla during his fall 2005 tour.
He was featured in The Gap's 2005 fall ad campaign "Favorites."
He attended Chickahominy Middle School.
He is a former cheerleader.
He is 5'9".
Jason won 4 out of 5 awards he was nominated for. In 2002, he won the awards for Best Acoustic and Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards. In 2003, he won the awards for Song of the Year and Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Mr. A-Z, but didn't win.
Jason has guest contributed on three different movie and TV soundtracks: 50 First Dates, Happy Feet, and Everwood.
In February 2006, he split up with his singer-songwriter girlfriend Tristan Prettyman.
Jason graduated from Lee Davis High School in Mechanicsville, VA.
His last name is from a Czech word meaning "frost."
Although he released a song completely in Spanish, entitled "La Nueva Belleza," he does not speak Spanish fluently. His friend Carlos Olmeda helped him out with the lyrics.
Jason was born on June 23, 1977 in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He later moved to New York and then to San Diego where his music career took off.
Jason's song "Life Is Wonderful" (from Mr. A-Z) is on a Hilton commercial.
Besides doing commentary's for I Love the 80's, he has also done them for I Love the 90's.
Since the release of Mr. A-Z, Jason has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many other talk shows.
Jason Mraz released his second hit album Mr. A-Z in July, 2006, featuring the single Wordplay.
In his sophomore album, the track title "Mr. Curiosity" has a typo on the back reading "Mr. Curiousity." Ironically the song mentions spell-check in the lyrics.
His sophomore album, Mr. A-Z, was released on July 26, 2005.
His first album Waiting for My Rocket to Come was released on October 15, 2002.
Jason Mraz: When I was in high school, The Dave Matthews Band was a local band, and that was the first time I was starting to connect with a live band that was something that wasn't on the radio or TV.
Jason Mraz: My goal is to show everyone that they, too, can do what they love to do.
Jason Mraz: I've been compared to people since the beginning. When you're starting out, you need a comparison so people will understand you right away.
Jason Mraz: Careers can disappear just as quickly as they're made, so I'm in no hurry.
Jason Mraz: Skinny boys need love, too!
Jason Mraz: Today was a bad day. My flight was delayed, then I went to the wrong train station. Then I went to go get a sandwich, but there wasn't any bread. Then I took a nap - now I'm even more tired.
Jason Mraz: It's when you cry just a little, but you laugh in the middle that you've made it.
Jason Mraz: Friends are great and always seem to work by the appropriate will of God.
Jason Mraz: I love surprises and coincidences. I love them even more when I don't pass them off as luck, but rather recognize them as a sign that my life's course is right on track.
Jason Mraz: I was looking for inspiration. I found it in California. The weather was always great, and the majority of San Diego seemed to be youth-and if you weren't 21 and couldn't get into the clubs, you'd go to a coffeehouse and hang out.
Jason Mraz: I basically had the idea when I was 18 that I wanted to write my own songs. I knew it was going to be a long, tough road, and I was like, if I just begin now, by the time I'm 40, I'll be good at it.
Jason: Mr. Bright Smile