Jason Emanuel Britton

Jason Emanuel Britton

 Richmond, California, USA
BandJazz

"... a true entertainer. "~Murphy Productions " A multidimensional performer."~Nancy Tierney "A voice that's rich, elegant, and confident with great dynamic range and the ability to project many emotions. " ~Maye Cavallaro

Biography

Jason Emanuel Britton in concert at
Martuni's piano bar in San Francisco.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Doors open at 4pm
Show at 4:30 pm
Cover Charge $10
Venue location is 4 Valencia, SF 94103-1102
Question? email brittonorona@earthlink.net

Reaction to Jason's shows:

The audience sat spellbound throughout, responding to each number with cheers and applause. The main purpose of cabaret is to entertain, and that certainly was accomplished.
~ Cabaret Hotline, New York

"Jason has a wonderful variety of songs, awesome tonal quality and range, and emotive power to fill one's evening with a most memorable musical experience."
~Tom Fernandez, audience member

"Jason's voice expresses the warmth and open-heartedness of his personality. It is as though he is saying with every number, "Isn't this a beautiful song? I just had to share it with you." With so many other singers, they open their mouths and you wonder "where is that voice coming from?" With Jason, the sound, the song and the feeling come straight from the heart."
~Steve Savage, www.savagephoto.com

"Jason Emanuel Britton is a born showman. His obvious connection and love of the lyric is evident from the moment he comes before his audience to sing the words of an old standard or a contemporary tune that has touched him.
He is eager to SHARE that love with his assembled salon. He interprets each song with an eagerness and appreciation that is artful, skillful and contagious. Before too long, you are right there "with" him, truly "getting" what those beautiful words actually mean, hearing them for the "first time". He brings a new yet, very traditional feel of the CABARET experience. To say that he is the consummate performer could be a cliche, but it is truly the case! Don't miss experiencing his wonderfully generous spirit!"
~Richelle Lieberman, Chairman of Programs and Events, Bellevue Club www.bellevueclub.org

Baritone Jason Emanuel Britton performs lush and yet intimate arrangements of both classic and contemporary American songs by many famous and lesser known composers including Alec Wilder and William Engvick, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Rome, Yip Harburg, Amanda McBroom, Stephen Sondheim, Ricky Ian Gordon, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and Duke Ellington, among others.

In 2004, his cabaret career began when he was selected to perform at the legendary Purple Onion nightclub as a part of the New Stars series developed by Kitchenette Productions
founders Lua Hadar and Linda Kosut.

Since that time Jason Emanuel Britton has performed regularly throughout the Bay Area. In 2010, he headlined to sold out crowds at the historic El Campanil Theatre in 'The Fabulous Follies' with the Vagabond Players (see press clips).

His shows 'Love Can End The Madness' (2009) and 'Listen To Your Heart' (2008) have toured the Bay Area and beyond. 'Listen' debuted at Oakland's elegant and historic Bellevue Club on Lake Merritt and toured to Silo's Jazz Club on the Napa River and then on to world famous 'Don't Tell Mama' nightclub near Times Square in New York City.

His 2007 show 'A step beyond the rain...' premiered at Martuni's in San Francisco to enthusiastic audiences and played the Berkeley City Club and the Metropolitan Club in Union Square, San Francisco.

Mr. Britton has been a featured vocalist in several unique theatrical projects: He is on the demonstration recording of 'Allegience', a musical in development by Jay Kuo that features
the legendary actor George Takei. Jason was also a featured singer in San Francisco workshop performances of 'Homeland' by Mr. Kuo. In addition, Mr. Britton was a lead performer in 'Pins and Needles,' a musical review by Harold Rome from the 1930's produced by Marcus Duskin and performed at La Pena Cultural Center and the SF Music Center for 'Laborfest'.

Mr. Britton was a featured singer, dancer and choreographer in 'It's About Time, Already!' starring Lua Hadar, which played the Empire Plush Room, Kelly's of Alameda, and The Larkspur Cafe Theatre to rave reviews in 2005 and 2006.

Jason Emanuel Britton received his MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and an MA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State Univeristy. Jason holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Sonoma State University. Mr. Britton has taught yoga, dance at UC Berkeley since 1998.

Biographies of Artists:

Frank Johnson, Music Director

Frank Johnson earned degrees in performance and composition at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has composed, arranged, written, produced, performed, conducted and stage directed opera, musical theater, orchestral concerts, chamber music and recitals, avant garde, jazz and cabaret, rock, modern dance, concert series, festivals and many public and private events. Among positions he has held are Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Philharmonia, Executive Director of Music at Gretna, and General Director of Missis

Set List

Jason's repertory includes over 100 beautiful songs from the American Songbook and including jazz and big band classics from the 1930's to the 1950's, Broadway and Hollywood showtunes, pop music from the 1960's, 70's, 80's and beyond, inspirational songs for religious services, holiday favorites and contemporary art songs.

Have a song request or theme?

Jason can locate, learn, arrange and perform music that you choose for your
special event!!