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Luba Mason: Bio

"A voice as big and rich as a star-filled sky". JAZZ TIMES

Luba Mason is "a powerfully emotional song interpreter" (ALL MUSIC GUIDE), blessed with "a celestial voice" (LOS ANGELES TIMES). The classically trained singer, pianist and actor with the impressive Broadway pedigree, really knocks you out with her stunning vocal range.

Born in Queens, N.Y., a first generation Slovak American and wife of Latin superstar Ruben Blades, Luba has released two critically acclaimed albums:KRAZY LOVE (Sunnyside Records) debuting her impressive song writing skills executing a "cool, Brazilian mood" featuring Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), Renato Neto (Prince), world-renowned flautist Hubert Laws and her husband 14 time Grammy winner Ruben Blades. Mason's other release COLLAGE (PS Classics), is a beautiful marriage of Latin, pop, jazz and poetry. In addition to her solo albums, Luba was a guest vocalist on Blades' 2003 Grammy-Award winning CD MUNDO. Having toured the US and abroad, Luba has been a featured performer at the Panama Jazz Festival opening for Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez and Chucho Valdez and has headlined Havana, Cuba's 40th International Music Festival and Costa Rica's International Music Festival. In the U.S., she has performed at Radio City, Dizzy's Coca-Cola, Catalina Bar & Grill, Yoshi's, Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland, Regatta Bar amongst others and most recently with her husband at Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis and his band.

A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (Drama), Luba has performed in 8 B'way shows including : Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How To Succeed In Business…, The Capeman and others. Some featured dramatic roles on TV include : Forever, Person Of Interest and Law & Order. Luba is the recipient of the 2013 New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) Award for"Outstanding Individual Performance" and the 2015 Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award Nominee for "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" for the Off B'way production of"Pretty Filthy".

Luba's new release, "Mixtura", has a drop date of June 24th, 2016, featuring a new musical format she has trademarked MIXTURA® - "a blend of different musical currents". The record was produced by Jimmy Haslip with guests Al Jarreau, Randy Brecker, Dori Caymmi, Kenny Loggins, Vadim Neselovskyi and others.The cd will be released by Kobalt Music.

1 Krazy Love  
2 From Me To You  
3 Lovely  
4 A Summer Night  
5 E Com Esse Que Eu Vou  
6 Olhos Nos Olhos  
7 This House  
8 Gorgeous Fool  
9 Reunion  
10 Xmas In July  
Luba Mason - The Making of Krazy Love
Luba Mason - From Me To You
Luba Mason - Gorgeous Fool

As a Jazz vocalist and wife of Latin superstar Ruben Blades, Luba Mason has embarked on an exquisite journey of the soul with her new CD, Krazy Love. A rich musical travelogue that explores the arc of modern day relationships and infuses them with Luba's love for the music of Brazil, Krazy Love continues the critically-acclaimed Mason's foray into the realm of contemporary crossover jazz vocals. "A powerfully emotional song interpreter" (All Music Guide), Mason is blessed with "A celestial voice" (Los Angeles Times) and genuine incandescence that draws unsolicited attraction when she enters a room.

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