Jason Zengo Yano is a singer/songwriter, blues/funk guitarist, and Aretha Franklin idolizer. Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, JZY's earliest influences include interpretive dancing and head-out-the-car-window belting to the Lion King soundtrack and singing his ABCs with sisters Jennifer and Jessica. After graduating from USC with a degree in Psychology, Jason skipped town and kept his '86 Mazda headed north till he reached the gloomy muse of Seattle, WA where he honed his love for all things Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and everything else funky and soulful. Now having returned to the Southern California scene, Jason is excited to start a new stage in the evolution of his sound, career, and soul.
- Performed at Kollaboration Los Angeles in 2011