396 - Mona Tavakoli: Playing with Jason Mraz, Centralizing the Cajon in Her Setup and Voice, Inspiring the Next Generation of Girls
Mona Tavakoli is a Los Angeles-based drummer, singer and performer bets known for recording and touring with Jason Mraz. While Mona is equally comfortable performing as a drummer and a percussionist, she is especially known for adapting the cajón to unexpected genres such as rock and pop.Mona and Mraz have been collaborating for nearly a decade. She toured worldwide on Mraz’s 2012 album, Love is a Four Letter Word, and they performed together as a duo on programs such as The Today Show, The David Letterman Show, Ellen, Dancing with the Stars, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.She is a co-founder and co-director of the Rock n’ Roll Camp For Girls Los Angeles, a nonprofit that encourages girls to find their voices through music during an intensive, weeklong summer day camp. Mona also promotes music education by hosting rhythm workshops at elementary schools and colleges around the country.Mona has been featured in DRUM!, Tom Tom Magazine, judged and hosted the Hit Like A Girl drum contest and awards show and is the recipient of the 2016 She Rocks awards “Inspire Award” for her work with the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls.In this episode, Mona talks about: The new album she recently tracked with Jason and Raining Jane Her hybrid setup and her history with the Cajon Her unlikely combination of influences from Neil Peart to Jay Belerose Her background in economics and how that informs her music career Her #1 piece of financial advice for musicians Her role with the Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls
Holy Wow! 200 Episodes! How did that happen? I am so honored to have had so many conversations with so many amazing people! To celebrate 200, I brought back my first guest Jason Mraz to chat about life, being a beginner, writing a new album and more! Check out my new favorite multi-functional protein blends by Sprout Living made with superfoods, adaptogens and nootropics and no fillers at https://sproutliving.com and use code “claimit20” for 20% off your order. My current favorite is the Mindful Matcha! Join my new magical space for heart/mind/pep talks From The Heart https://triciahuffman.substack.com Get my book at ftheshouldsdothewants.com and claim access to the bonuses! If you have it - PLEASE leave a review on Amazon + Goodreads! Please subscribe to the podcast and leave a review! Screenshot it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a gift from my shop.yourjoyologist.com Go get + gift my daily inspiration app OWN YOUR AWESOME and check out my product line at shop.yourjoyologist.com Interested in working with me? Send me a DM or email your joyologist at your joyologist dot com For all things me go to https://yourjoyologist.com and @_triciahuffman and @yourjoyologist on social media.
This week on "I've Been Meaning To Listen To That", we listen to a Jason Mraz Sampler Platter with special guest Jacquis Neal (Physical, Culture Kings)! Plus, Andrew, Michael & Jacquis reminisces on how he fell in love with Jason Mraz's music while floating on a lazy river at Key Lime Cove, how "Did You Get My Message" functions both as a musical number and as a Tiktok smash that is relevant to this day, and marvel at the alternate universe where Jason Mraz released the hit single "Moves Like Jagger" instead of Maroon 5! The Jason Mraz Sampler Platter: Shine A Beautiful Mess The Freedom Song Disco Sun Did You Get My Message Listen to the Jason Mraz Sampler Platter on APPLE MUSIC or SPOTIFY Edited by Andrew Ambrose Lee & Sean Wilkinson Follow Andrew Ambrose Lee on Twitter (@AundrewALee) & Instagram (@aundrewalee) Follow Michael Limentato on Twitter (@limentaco) & Instagram (@limentaco) Follow Sean Wilkinson on Instagram (@diabetictwink) Follow Stefanie Senior on Instagram (@stefmsenior) & Twitter (@stefmsenior) Theme Song by Emily Blue (Twitter: @emilybluemusic Instagram: @emilybluelovesyou) Cover Art by Olivia Jensen (Twitter: @oliviaaj22, Instagram: @oliviajensen_art) Listen to our I've Been Meaning To Listen to That (And I Did!) Playlist Follow us at (@ibmtltt) on Facebook, Tiktok & Instagram, and email us at email@example.com Have a good daaay!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ibmtltt/message
Ross Green on Marketing, Leadership, and Jason Mraz
Never Mind The Keywords
On the inaugural episode of Never Mind The Keywords we chat with the founder and MD of Embryo, Ross Green. In this illuminating conversation, Ross chats to us about his view of leadership in 2022, how he makes time for himself, and what he's excited and curious about in this (sort of) post-pandemic world.As well as that Charlie and Megan chat about customer loyalty, more specifically, the death of it, and the results of a survey that states British people to be the 3rd most engaged population on Instagram!The articles Charlie and Megan mentioned in the episode:The pandemic has destroyed customer loyaltyBrits are among the world’s most active Instagram usersRoss' recommended books:Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig ZiglarSpin Selling by Neil RackhamFollow Ross on LinkedIn.Episode recorded and edited by Greg Westwood for Greg Westwood Media.Follow us:Instagram: @embryodigitalFacebook: @embryodigitalLinkedIn: EmbryoTikTok: @embryodigitalTwitter: @embryodigitalHead to our website to learn more about how we create digital campaigns that grow your brand online.Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you got your pods. It means a great deal to our podcast team and will make it easier for potential listeners to find Never Mind The Keywords. Thanks! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Reggie Watkins - Pittsburgh Trombonist On Playing With Jason Mraz and Maynard Furguson
The Playful Musician
Pittsburgh Trombonist Reggie Watkins has always had a knack for music. He has come a long way from learning how to play the piano at six. Born and raised in West Virginia and spending years in Pittsburgh, Reggie was exposed to musical influences that would later turn him into an internationally-recognized performer, pianist, arranger, and composer. Leveraging his experience fronting a quarter on a cruise ship, he then served as trombonist and musical director for trumpeter and band leader Maynard Ferguson. From there he went on to tour and record with Jason Mraz from 2008 to 2013. He has shared the stage with many great artists from various genres including Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews, Dianne Shuur, Jose Feliciano, Willie Nelson, Arturo Sandoval, Trombone Shorty, The Temptations, and the O’Jays. He is also a member of the Grammy-nominated Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band. He joins us in this episode to talk about his epiphany moment with jazz, his music education and influences, his early cruise ship gigs, his years touring with the Maynard Ferguson band and Jason Mraz, his practice routine, and the honor of playing at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.
This week we looked at the "Curbside Prophet" himself, Jason Mraz. Turns out Greg was a big fan in high school. And Jason Mraz still makes music today...AND he now owns an avocado farm! He's actually really famous and doing really well for himself. But that doesn't he can do better! So hunny, we need to speak to your manager.
This is my first ever re-share! Jason and I recorded the first episodes in the Spring of 2019 and we talked for so long I turned it into two episodes. I am re-sharing it now for a few reasons! 1) To celebrate that he is now on tour finally touring his new album LOOK FOR THE GOOD. 2) Because I realized that podcast platforms take away older episodes when you get over 100 episodes and I wanted to have this available. 3) When recording the new intro I realized that Jason and I first starting working together in July of 2006 so it is our 15 year anniversary of being in each other’s lives! WOW! I hope you enjoy this conversation, it was the first one I ever recorded! Please subscribe and live a review! Screenshot it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a gift from my shop.yourjoyologist.com For all things me go to https://yourjoyologist.com and @_triciahuffman and @yourjoyologist on social media Find Jason and his tour dates at jasonmraz.com and @jason_mraz Find show notes and links to things we mention at https://yourjoyologist.com/podcast-jason-mraz-re-release/ Go get + gift my daily inspiration app OWN YOUR AWESOME and check out my product line here! Interested in working with me? Go here https://yourjoyologist.com/coaching/ Check out the Infared Sauna Blanket I am obsessed with and and their new mat (use code JOY75 for $75 off) at bit.ly/joysauna
Welcome to Shuffling Notes, where we discuss all things MUSIC! Join us for a conversation about Jason Mraz's second studio album Mr. A-Z. Chapter Markers: 00:00 Introductions 00:33 Mr A-Z initial thoughts 05:10 Life is wonderful 06:20 Wordplay 08:27 Geek in the pink 09:56 Did you get my message? 12:32 Mr. Curiosity 15:25 Clockwatching 15:54 Bella Luna 16:46 Plane 17:54 O. Lover 20:34 Please don't tell her 21:08 The forecast 22:04 Song for a friend 23:51 Bonus Tracks 24:39 Final thoughts 30:10 Razi transcends space and time. --------------------------------------------------- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShufflingNotes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shufflingno...