This is making history for sure, said Johnson, noting that Wednesday's concert will mark the highest-profile gig in Take It SLOs 11-year history. This is definitely new for us. Weve never gotten this much notoriety before.
The wheels for a Take It SLO-Jason Mraz team-up were set in motion Feb. 27 when the group stopped by the San Luis Obispo studio of Q 104.5 to performing on the morning show Up & Adam in the Morning.
Host Adam Montiel asked Take It SLO to sing a favorite song of his, Mrazs Live High.
Afterward, Montiel sent the audio and video recordings of Take It SLOs performance to concert promoter Bruce Howard, who passed them along to Mrazs management.
Montiel said he didnt expect a response.
I was totally surprised when I got that email Tuesday from Mrazs management seeking to contact Take It SLO, he said.
Johnson said the groups 16 student members will take a break from finals week to perform Live High and Im Yours with Mraz on Wednesday.
According to Johnson, Take It SLO specializes in a cappella covers of indie pop songs such as Pompeii by Bastille and Gravity by Sara Bareilles.
Johnson said the group, which typically performs two formal concerts each school year, is working on an album called "SLO Motion" that it plans to release at a concert in early June.
Mraz performs with Los Angeles folk-rock band Raining Jane at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cohan Center.
For more information, call 756-4849 or visit www.pacslo.org.