"A voice as big and rich as a star-filled night sky." - Jazz Times
Broadway and recording artist Luba Mason is "a powerfully emotional song interpreter" (All Music Guide), blessed with "a celestial voice (Los Angeles Times), who's "a fiery spark that ignites onstage" (Houston Voice). The classically trained singer, actor, dancer and pianist with the impressive Broadway pedigree really knocks you out with not only her stunning vocal range but also her extraordinary versatility as a performer.
A native New Yorker and first generation American of Slovak descent, Luba was accepted to Circle in the Square Theatre School and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Straight out of school, Luba was plucked by Tommy Tune to sing and dance on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning “THE WILL ROGER’S FOLLIES.” She went on to impress director Trevor Nunn, who cast her in the American premiere of “SUNSET BLVD.”. But it was director/impresario Des McAnuff who placed Luba front and center as sex bomb Hedy LaRue next to Matthew Broderick’s J. Pierpont Finch in the celebrated first Broadway revival of “HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…”. Featured roles in Paul Simon’s “THE CAPEMAN” and opposite the legendary comedian Sid Caesar in "SID CAESAR & CO" preceded Luba’s return to center stage as she starred in the Broadway production of “JEKYLL & HYDE” and then, as Velma Kelly opposite Brooke Shield’s Roxy Hart in the smash musical “CHICAGO”.
Tapped by Ruben Blades (her cast mate in “THE CAPEMAN”) as a guest vocalist for his 2003 Grammy Award-winning CD MUNDO, Luba's seamless segue from the New York stage to the Hollywood scene, gave her a chance to tackle dramatic roles in guest-starring parts on PERSON OF INTEREST, LAW & ORDER, NYPD BLUE, NEW YORK UNDERCOVER, and opposite Jeff Goldblum in the psychic detective series, RAINES.
As a recording artist and now wife of Latin superstar Ruben Blades, Luba has released two critically–acclaimed albums: COLLAGE (PS Classics), a beautiful marriage of Latin, pop, jazz and poetry, and KRAZY LOVE, (Sunnyside Records), debuting her impressive song writing skills executing a “cool, Brazilian mood” with an intimate acoustic sound, featuring bassist Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), Renato Neto (Prince), world renowned flautist Hubert Laws and 10 time Grammy Winner Ruben Blades. 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 as well as COSTA RICA’S INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. In the U.S., she has performed sold out shows at LA’s famed CATALINA BAR & GRILL, YOSHI’S in Oakland, the BLUE NOTE in N.Y., BLUES ALLEY in D.C., WORLD CAFÉ in Philadelphia and the REGATTA BAR in Boston. She has also headlined at VIBRATO and the CINEGRILL in L.A., FEINSTEIN’S, BIRDLAND, B.B. KINGS, IRIDIUM and THE METROPOLITAN ROOM in N.Y. Most recently, Luba and her husband performed together on stage at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL in Paul Simon's sold out benefit for the Children's Health Fund's 25th Anniversary alongside Mr. Simon, Edie Brickell, Sting, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and numerous other luminaries.
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