Three time tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a skilled composer, best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Parade (1999 Tony Award for Best Original Score), 13: The Musical, The Bridges of Madison County (2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score), Honeymoon In Vegas, and added songs for Urban Cowboy. He's been hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim" (Philadelphia Inquirer), and his "extraordinary, jubilant theater music" (Chicago Tribune) has been heard all over the world, whether in one of the hundreds of productions of his musicals every year or in his own incendiary live performances. The New York Times refers to Jason as "a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical."
Available now! Jason Robert Brown's first solo record in over a decade, How We React and How We Recover (Ghostlight Records), is a politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music. Partly a response to our fraught political climate, part portrait of an evolving contemporary artist, this is Brown's definitive interpretation of his own compositions, pregnant with emotion, capacious musical energy and symphonic sweep. "I grew up on Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell, but also Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein," reflects Brown. "All those influences sit within the work. This album has a specific emotional palette and musical aesthetic that rests between rock 'n' roll, jazz, folk, gospel and Broadway." Read more about Brown's inspiration behind each song and explore the official sheet music for six of these songs below.
Selections from How We React and How We Recover
- All Things In Time Jason Robert Brown Piano Vocal
- Fifty Years Long Jason Robert Brown Piano Vocal
- Hope Jason Robert Brown Piano Vocal
- Invisible Jason Robert Brown Piano Vocal
- A Song About Your Gun Jason Robert Brown Piano Vocal
- Wait 'Til You See What's Next Jason Robert Brown Piano Vocal