Jason Mraz was presented with the Music for Life award by the National Association of Music Merchants, or NAMM, Thursday morning at the organization’s annual Show.
It’s NAMM’s highest honor, given to Jason to recognize his musical accomplishments, as well as his efforts to bring the arts to young people through his own Jason Mraz Foundation, as well as other organizations nationwide.
“I was fortunate to have music education in my public school and that’s why I advocate so hard for it,” Jason said. “Knowing how much shaped my life and gave me so many opportunities, I knew my career would include giving back.”
Jason’s latest project will take place next month in his adopted hometown of San Diego. He’s put some of his songs together into what he describes a “musical adventure” called SHINE.
SHINE will be performed by kids from San Diego-based arts education non-profit groups on February 15-16. Tickets are available via JasonMraz.com.