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Author
Christa Fletcher
Date
June 12, 2009
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Jason Zerbin

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When Jason Zerbin began to seriously pursue his music career while in college, he decided to make music that would appeal to a variety of people — whether it be through his lyrics, melodies or any other aspect of his work.

“I played music growing up and started to pursue it a lot more as I got into high school and college. I started playing at church and school things and then grew from there. It wasn’t until my second year of college that I started to think about the possibility of pursuing it as a career.”

As a musician who plays many instruments and has a penchant for songwriting, he developed his band Jason Zerbin. Based in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, Zerbin gains inspiration from the every day in life — whether it be an emotion he cannot express or his deeply spiritual upbringing. Most notably, Zerbin’s lyrics are highly poetic, playing off his writing ability and making use of any of the five instruments he plays.

Even though Jason Zerbin spends about 80% of his time writing and recording his music, in his free time he enjoys long boarding, going to the gym and hanging out with friends.

The band is currently working on their debut album, with singles like “In Your Arms,” “I Want You” and “Hear Me,” which you can listen to on Hear It Now. “We’re currently in the studio recording my debut album set for release early this fall, which I am super excited about and you all will love for sure! After that I would love to tour the world and share my music with as many people as possible and see my music really touch peoples lives.”

– Christa Fletcher

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Meet the Band:

Jason Zerbin
Jon Greig
Peter Mol
Jeremy Dehek
Ryan Wegner

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Influences:

Sufjan Stevens
Jason Upton
Jon Foreman
Switchfoot
Martin Smith
Delirious
Coldplay
Mute Math
David Crowder
John Mark Mcmillan
U2

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If you could tour with any two musicians or bands in the world, which ones would you choose?

Jason Zerbin: "I would love to tour with the band Switchfoot as I have loved their music ever since I was a kid and it has had a great influence on my writing. The other band that would be awesome to tour with would be Coldplay simply cause they make amazing music and it would be wild to open for the size of concerts they play."

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What do you do for fun?

Jason Zerbin: "Apart from playing and writing music, which takes up probably 80% of my time, I love to do activities like Long-boarding or play sports with friends. I also like going to the gym and working out. One of my favorite things to do is going on 'treasure hunts' with friends. Also just chillin with friends over a tea latte is always a good time."

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What's your favorite candy?

Jason Zerbin: "Hmm.... This is a tough one. Does chocolate count? Cause I am a huge Chocaholic. But if I'm forced to pick a candy I would say those little green leaf mint chews that you get from 7/11."

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