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Rebecca is a vocalist and has been involved with music her whole life. Growing up in a musical home and having generations of musicians in her family, she has been exposed to a vast assortment of artists, genres and styles. Her own mother was a professional jazz singer in Puerto Rico. With such influences, it seems a natural progression that Rebecca has followed in her footsteps.
Ms. Rebecca Jade has been described, by many, as having a chameleon-like quality to her voice, being able to deliver each song in a unique way. Yet, she has been blessed with a sound unlike anyone else. Music lovers express how her singing induces a genuine feeling within them, and many have stated that she has the ability to transfer the emotion of each song to her listeners.
Rebecca has been singing professionally since returning home from college. She has performed with the most sought-after musicians in San Diego and Los Angeles and at some of the best venues in Southern California and across the nation. Rebecca’s versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform, to name a few:
She was a member of the House Band for Anthology (www.AnthologySD.com), one of San Diego’s most popular and world-renowned live music venues, for over five years, until they closed their doors in early 2013; She is one of the Sirens of Siren’s Crush (www.SirensCrush.com), Southern California’s premiere Live event dance band who has opened for the likes of Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, Vanilla Ice and the late Teena Marie, and performed for “Best of San Diego” 2010 and 2011 events; She has performed with Mindi Abair and living legend Norman Connors, for John Maatta, for Rev. Jesse Jackson and his guests at the 2009 Rainbow PUSH Coalition event, for Drew Brees and Marshall Faulk at their Celebrity Golf Tournaments, as well as private events for Michigan State’s Basketball coach Tom Izzo, NFL Charger Antonio Gates, Jenny Craig, and the USA Women’s Soccer team; She has done multiple concerts at Spaghettini’s, the Baked Potato, and the House of Blues (San Diego, Anaheim, Boston, Las Vegas); She has performed the National Anthem for many professional and collegiate athletic organizations; She’s entertained patrons at the San Diego Symphony; She also manages and is lead singer in her own R&B, soul, blues and funk variety band, called The Soultones (www.theSoultonesLive.com)
Ms. Jade has over 18 years of recording studio experience. She’s sung demos and background vocals on many different projects, including a recent project featuring Sly Stone (of Sly and the Family Stone) and songs for a catalog with Todd Carlon, pianist for Paul Anka. She also released her debut original music project, The Jade Element and opened for Grammy-nominated musical artist, Musiq Soulchild. She has also just released her sophomore album, Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact. The other projects, one with LA producer Tim Miner, another with San Diego producer Jaz Williams, and yet another with Detroit pianist/arranger/composer Kamau Kenyatta (whose work was prominent on the Grammy Award-winning album by Gregory Porter), are coming soon.
Rebecca is also an actor and model, having done a variety of work, such as a commercial for Pechanga Casino, an industrial video for Qualcomm, and featured as a singer in the film, “5 Hour Friends” (starring Tom Sizemore).
Rebecca graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies and has earned her MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She has also advanced her musical education by studying Jazz Theory and Classical Voice at Grossmont College, and is learning to play the drums as a side hobby.