Jason LeVasseur

Jason LeVasseur

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Mission IMPROVable performs short, fast-paced, hilarious, improvisational comedy games (ala the popular television show "Who's Line is it Anyway?") around the theme of the movie Mission Impossible. The “missions” are created on the spot and based solely on suggestions taken from the audience.

Biography

"2013 MUSIC PERFORMER OF THE YEAR" - Nominee
"2012 MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR" - Winner
"2011 MUSIC PERFORMER OF THE YEAR" - Winner
"2010 SMALL VENUE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR" - Winner
- Campus Activities Magazine Readers' Choice Awards

My goal as an MC is to create an environment where performers feel safe and confident to walk out on stage to an accepting and supportive audience. When a friendly and positive environment is established it truly becomes a great event for everyone. - Jason LeVasseur

Jason is a one of a kind host. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that all are having a great time. My student volunteers though he was great. He is personable, easy to get along with, funny, and knows how to make everything work smoothly. He will even check with you and give hints on how to make the day better for all that are involved.
Devon S. Osorio
Director of Student Activities and Intramurals/Resident Director
Culver-Stockton College - Canton, MO

Jason made the participants feel so comfortable, they were hugging him as they came on and off the stage, they looked up to him as a talent to learn from and even asked his advice throughout the day. He also did a great job of making the crowd feel like their encouragement and reactions mattered and they were more engaged in the show than I have ever seen. Jason is great to work with, he comes early, stays late and always has a smile on his face. He makes my job more fun, just by being there for the day.
Lizz Zmarlicki
Coordinator of Student Activities
The Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park, NY

Jason is a lively entertainer and really had our audience involved and engaged when he was the emcee for our Albertus Got Talent Show earlier this year. His performance really tied together all of our student performers and he was a great addition to one of our most popular traditions on campus. Jason is talented, personable and so easy to work with. I highly recommend that you have him on campus.
Erin Morrell
Associate Dean for Campus Activities & Orientation Albertus Magnus College - New Haven, CT

Jason is an amazing MC. We bring him back every year for our event because of his ability to entertain the crowd. I know that once he takes the stage, the show will be a success.
John May
Coordinator of Student Activities
Saint Josephs College - Rennselaer, IN

Jason was an intricate part of our event, creating a welcoming environment for all of the student and touring performers. He keeps a family friendly environment that was great for our everyone. Jason LeVasseur is an amazing MC.
James Nachamkin - Student Leader
Student Springfest Chair
SUNY Potsdam, NY

From the auditorium... to the house concert... to the club... to the coffeehouse... to the street corner... he always puts on a great show. Not only can he write a song, play guitar, sing, and win a bunch of awards... he's also just a nice guy. Please watch the 2013 MC Video.

Apart from the traditional music venues like music clubs, theaters, and festivals, Jason has also been invited by many campuses to be their Talent Show Host, to serve as the Master of Ceremonies for Family Weekend Events, as an Open Mic Host, as the Keynote Speaker for Orientation Events and leadership conferences, and also as an event host for end-of-the-year Awards Shows.

Check out some of the new songs on the "Audio" section (free downloads). After all, it is his songwriting that has opened the doors to the touring and performing opportunities. He has opened for Train, Dave Matthews Band, Ludacris, Maroon 5, John Mayer, The Roots, The Wallflowers, Ben Folds, and Sugarland.

Most recently, Jason created "The Rock Star Project" - with the goal of creating a global community of students and professionals who join together to promote self-esteem and self-worth. www.TheRockStarProject.com

"Fun" and "easy to work with" is the way Jason is often described by the schools and hosts for whom he plays. He is an outstanding performer who always enjoys the audience, regardless of the size! He is never shy about working with the students to make the show a success - from offering help ahead of time with promotion, to helping set up the room the day of the show, and hanging out after to make sure everyone was happy with the event. If you are a putting on an event... you will be happy to work with Jason.

"It was just LeVasseur onstage with a guitar, harmonica and a voice that blew the crowd out of the water. He was very relaxed as he played his original music, talked with the crowd and cracked jokes." Jordan Way - Concert Reviewer - Stoutonia, the UW - Stout Student Newspaper. (Menomonie, Wisconsin)

"He is absolutely amazing, and his songs are great." -- Jessica Lawrence, Campus Programming Board President, Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio)

Discography

2011 - In Another Life (solo w/ band)
2008 - Introducing... Life In General (acoustic duo)
2006 - Live in Lyndonville (live solo acoustic)
2005 - Driver is the DJ (solo w/ band)
2003 - The Opening Guy (live solo acoustic)
2002 - Watching the Girls Go By (solo w/ band)

Set List

The songs and stories vary from show to show. Jason has the ability to understand and work with any audience in any setting... from loud community college cafeteria lunch time show to quiet thoughtful coffeehouse to insanely huge outdoor festival. Jason is comfortable in front of all audiences and age groups.

For brand new audiences, Jason throws in a few more covers than he would for a room full of fans who already know his original music. He finds the perfect balance to make sure that every show is a great show.

Jason's typical solo "concerts" last 90 minutes. But he is happy playing as little or as much as needed by the organizers of the event. Sometimes he's a game show host and just runs the show with a microphone, and sometimes an all-day festival emcee playing songs in between every act. Jason has been known to play guitar and sing for 4 hours without a break... and host 12 hour shows... and keep going just because he, the organizers, and the audience were having fun!