JASON YUDOFF
 

MUSIC

NYC-born singer/songwriter Jason Yudoff's soulful voice and percussive keyboard skills carve an original path of funk, pop, rock, and soul with a hip and passionate vibe. He expertly straddles the fine line between the underground and the mainstream - mixing catchy, hook-heavy radio 'singles' with a funky jamband mentality and high-energy rock feel. Jason’s wide range of influences include Jamiroquoi, Stevie Wonder, early Billy Joel, Otis Redding, Dr. John, Stevie Ray Vaughn, King's X, N. Mississippi All-Stars, P-Funk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Herbie Hancock, 60's soul, 70's funk, and 80's hard rock.

Both Jason and his 2 studio albums Smoke Sex Water and Tragic Hero were selected to the Official Grammy Ballots in a combined 12 categories, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Jason was also chosen by the Songwriters Hall Of Fame for 2 New Writers Showcases and compilation CD, and has been featured on N.P.R., Next Big Hit, CMJ and Music Connection.Keyboard Magazine calls Jason's music: "Party Music of the Highest Order!", while legendary drummer Carmine Appice says "Great voice, killer keys, interesting grooves... Soulful songs, old school - as they should be!" 

Jason has played such varied venues - from Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to busking in the NYC Subway system. He has rocked from the House of Blues in LA to Highline Ballroom in NYC, from the Al Hussein Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan to the Central Park Summerstage. From the Seattle Kingdome to the Hammerstein Ballroom, in addition to the Knitting Factory, BB King's, Bitter End, Maxwell's et al, not to mention every bar and hotel piano he's seen from Hawaii to Budapest to Colombia to Koln and everywhere in between. He has performed for President George W. Bush, appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" twice, and shared stages with Jimmy Buffet, Dennis De Young, Fuel, 3 Doors Down, Ryan Cabrera. With an 8 piece band including a full horn section, Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness guarantees an high energy electric show that will leave you shaking for days! There just isn't anyone out there with this kind of sound. Jump on board the Jason Yudoff bandwagon at @Yudoverse on all your favorite social networks.

 
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TRAGIC HERO

Tragic Hero was selected to the Official 2008 Grammy Ballots by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 4 categories: Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year (Personal Addict) Producer of the Year (Ron Thaler) and Best New Artist. Recorded and mixed by Chris Cubeta at Galuminum Foil in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and mastered by the legendary, Grammy-winning Scott Hull. 12 songs, 48 min. © JGY Enterprises (BMI)

“Yudoff has forged an oh-so-commercially accessible brand of funked-up piano-man pop that shows the influence of Billy Preston , he has a sound and spirited delivery that can please audiences.” – Music Connection

“Great Voice, killer keys, interesting grooves. Soulful songs, old school - as they should be!” – Carmine Appice (legendary drummer for Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart/etc

 
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Live at the cutting Room

Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness: Live at The Cutting Room was recorded LIVE on October 5, 2005 at New York City’s legendary Cutting Room by Eleven O’ Clock Productions. Mixed and mastered by Mitch Yuspeh at M&I Recording Studios in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. 12 songs, 55 min. © JGY Enterprises (BMI)

“Audiences have raved about the charisma, raw energy and passionate performances that Mr. Yudoff puts across in each and every show.”  – Cashbox Magazine

“Yudoff turned a room full of strangers into life-long fans in 45 minutes.” – Aural Fix

“If Justin Timberlake fronted for Jamiroquai you’d get a sound similar to Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness.”  - Bitchin’ Entertainment

 
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Smoke Sex Water

Smoke Sex Water was selected to the Official 2005 Grammy Ballots by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 8 categories: Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year (All Day), Best Rock Song (Happiness), Song of the Year (All Day), Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (Before), Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Mother) Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best New Artist. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve Rossiter at Axis Sound in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Additional recording by Frank Sanchez at Underground Studios in White Plains, NY. Produced by Jason Yudoff & Steve Rossiter. 13 songs, 51 min. © JGY Enterprises (BMI)

“Rock n’ Roll piano is very much alive in the capable hands of New York’s Jason Yudoff. Jason shows a remarkably consistent concept of songwriting, singing, performance, and ‘tude. A very tight rhythm section complements Jason’s blend of arrangement precision and satisfying looseness of groove. But the emphasis is squarely on party music of the highest order.” – Keyboard Magazine

 

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