Home Base: San Diego, CA
Music Style: Urban Adult Contemporary, RnB, Neo Soul, Contemporary and Traditional Jazz
Major Scale Management
Gina McCain / 703-930-4594
Rebecca Jade is an accomplished singer/songwriter and has been able to turn her love for music into a career for close to two decades. Growing up in a musical home, she had been exposed to a broad range of artists, genres, and styles from her mother, who is also a vocalist. With such influences, it seems a natural progression that Rebecca has followed in her footsteps.
Rebecca Jade has performed with some of the most sought-after musicians all over the world, and her versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform: Rebecca toured with the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. since 2017 and appeared in the Emmy-nominated show, “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” that aired on CBS in April 2020; She also sang background vocals for Sir Elton John at the 2020 Academy Awards; Rebecca has appeared as an Artist on the Dave Koz Cruise since 2016; she made her debut on the Dave Koz & Friends 2021 Christmas tour and joined Dave for a repeat appearance in 2022; Rebecca has also been a featured artist on many of Eric Darius’ tour dates since 2022. Rebecca opened for Will Downing and Boney James at a sold-out Valentine’s Day concert in Long Beach, as well as opened for Jeffrey Osborne for the Thornton Winery Summer Concert series, both in 2019; Rebecca has done multiple concerts at Spaghettini in Seal Beach and was the singer in the House band at Anthology in San Diego for 5 1⁄2 years.
Rebecca Jade has earned the title of “Breakout Artist of Year” from Smooth Jazz Network and “Debut Artist of the Year” by JazzTrax, both in 2022. Rebecca also earned a San Diego Music Award in 2023 “Best R&B/Funk/Soul Album” for her debut solo album, A Shade of Jade. Rebecca’s new album features songs with Dave Koz and Eric Darius, and she put on a sold-out album release concert at Sycuan Casino & Resort’s Live & Up-Close Showroom. Her first single from the album, “Show Me”, became her first Top 20 Billboard-charting song. Rebecca is also a jazz vocalist and released an album of Cole Porter classics titled, Planet Cole Porter with arranger/producer/jazz guitar virtuoso Peter Sprague, which earned them a 2018 SDMA for “Best Jazz Album”. She was also the frontwoman for the soul/funk band, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, and they collectively earned SDMAs in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and a “Best of San Diego” Award in 2016. The band had the opportunity to open for and Rebecca to sing with El Debarge. Rebecca also opened for Grammy-nominated artist, Musiq Soulchild on two separate occasions. The Cold Fact released two full-length albums, one self-titled and the 2nd one called, Running Out of Time. Prior to the Cold Fact, Rebecca released her debut album collaboration in 2011 titled, The Jade Element.
Rebecca has over 30 years of recording studio experience. She has sung background vocals, demos and jingles on many different projects, with people like Kiko Cibrián (Luis Miguel) and Kevin Flournoy (Chaka Khan), and has been involved in a variety of notable works, including being featured on Eric Darius’ newest and billboard-charting album, Unleashed, co-writing and being featured in two songs on DW3’s self-titled album that went #1 on the UK Soul Charts in 2020, and singing backing vocals on Aubrey Logan’s album, Where the Sunshine is Expensive, which went #1 on the Billboard charts in 2019.
Rebecca is also an actor, having done a variety of work for companies, such as SDG&E, UCSD and Qualcomm, and recently had a principal role in a musical titled, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” at Lambs Players Theatre in Coronado, CA.
Rebecca graduated from UC Berkeley on a full basketball scholarship with a degree in Theatre & Performance Studies, has earned her Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix, and advanced her musical education by studying Jazz Theory and Classical Voice at Grossmont College. Rebecca is an avid motorcycle rider, has an affinity for classic cars, and loves the Arts community. She still plays basketball recreationally https://rebeccajade.com
- San Diego Music Award 2023 - Best R&B/Funk/Soul Album for "Shade of Jade"
- Breakout Artist of the Year 2022 - Smooth Jazz Network
- Debut Artist of the Year 2022 - JazzTrax
- San Diego Music Awards 2022 - Best Music Video and Best R&B/Funk/Soul Song
- Song of the Year 2021 - "What's It Gonna Be?"
- Artist of the Year 2020
- Toured with Shelia E. since 2017
A Shade of Jade
2023 Album Review
Goldmine - The Music Collector's Magazine
A current prominent figure in the urban adult contemporary arena (as far as musicians and recording artist's go), and one of the more notable female voices in the contemporary jazz scene, comes Rebecca Jade with her third and (in my opinion) best full-length studio effort, her first since 2015, A Shade of Jade. The San Diego, California singer and songwriter has been making a name for herself much more than ever in the near past recent years. Not only is she seemingly a jazz festival favorite (especially here in Southern California), but she has also made a place for herself amongst some of the bigger named recording acts in the urban AC /smooth jazz / soul kingdom and has easily garnered three consecutive San Diego Music Award wins.
After becoming much more familiar with her material in the past year, I am a bit bewildered that, with her incredible songwriting knack, and her amazingly above average vocal tonality, resonance, and performance, that she is not more of a household name (at least within the realm of her specific genre and style). I don't think it's going to take much longer before she is riding the waves of more and more 'Preference 1'-level urban adult contemporary radio stations across the United States and beyond, and I definitely think it won't be any time before this great artist ceases to 'self-release' her material, and anyone of the prominent, appropriate record labels comes along to make her an offer to expand her reach even further.
A Shade of Jade (as mentioned previously), the third full-length studio effort from the illustrious Rebecca Jade, has actually taken me by massive surprise. Not that I wasn't aware of the amazing-ness of the artist and her abilities, but all in all, the A Shade of Jade album is levels above here two previous releases (which were actually amazing as well). From the varied yet cohesive styles of production, writing direction and writing quality, to Ms. Jade's overall vocal performances, the "wow" factor, for me (and countless other's), is off the charts with this album. One thing that impressed me right off the bat, when taking my first full listen, was how the album never led me into a feeling of monotony, not even once. The overall balance of the track listing sequence was chosen so precisely to keep the listener with 'fresh ears,' not over enduring a repetitive sonic signature as the album progresses with every subsequent track. In other words, the choice of songs that went into the decision for final album cuts, was done absolutely perfectly, in my experienced opinion. The album opens up with "Show Me," a beautiful mid-tempo, slightly jazzy production with Neo-classic soul properties that are exemplified both musical and vocally. The hook (chorus) of the song presents the artists breathy, airy tonality with a floaty vocal arrangement that gives any 'new listener' every reason to want to hear everything else available to them on this album. The artist has incorporated two very prominent feature performances within A Shade of Jade—one found in the early reaches of the album, on the song "My Reason"—a bonafide and beautiful contemporary jazz production that features the unmistakable sultry alto-saxophone of the iconic Dave Koz. Secondly, found deeper into the final stretches of the track-listing, is "Bottle Up Magic," a beautiful mid-tempo ballad featuring another prominent saxophone in the world of contemporary jazz Eric Darius, who, with the artists amazing subject matter and perfectly creative lyrical content, has easily made this one of my favorite pieces out of them all. Another extremely notable production is "Beautiful Lies," which could effortlessly break the barriers of the core genre and style of the album and transcend itself as an anthemic-style pop ballad, easily palatable to masses, beyond qualified to be an international 'single' recording, no question. Lastly, "What's It Gonna Be," the primary single from the album—is by far, one of the best written and produced songs ever performed by the artist over the tenure of her professional career. With a positive social message and a great music video to boot, this song, for me, gets repeated several times as I frequently journey through the entire album, and have been since I acquired it. Only available on official CDr (compact disc recordable) format, but man, do I hope to see a pressed compact disc and vinyl record release for this album at some point in the future.
- Punta Mita Internacional de Jazz - Punta Mita, MX
- Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival - Mallorca, Spain
- Rehoboth Jazz Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE
- The Desert Jazz Festival - Palm Springs, CA
- Arts Theatre - Dallas, TX
- The Smooth Jazz Cruise
- Catalina JazzTrax Festival - Avalon, CA
- Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend - Daytona Beach, FL
- Newport Beach Jazz Festival - Newport Beach, CA
- San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival - San Diego, CA
- Dave Koz Christmas Tour - Various US Cities
- Berks Jazz Fest - Reading, PA
- Temecula Wine and Jazz Festival - Temecula, CA
- Yosemite Jazz Train - Fish Camp, CA
- Thornton Winery Summer Concert Series - Temecula, CA
- Spaghettini - Seal Beach, CA
- Seabreeze Jazz Festival - Panama City Beach, FL
- St. James Live! - Atlanta, GA
- Winter Park Jazz Festival - Winter Park, FL
- Suite Food Lounge - Atlanta, GA