* “My diary… more like song lyrics, song ideas,” he said jade cardigan about where the songs are presented on his new album “A Shadow of Jade” (Lady Jade Music) come. “A lot of times I have a melody in mind… I do the melody and the lyrics at the same time.”
The way Jade selected lyrics and ideas from her diary for this album was about how she was feeling at the time. The album was recently released and consists of 10 selections. The current single is “Show me.” Another selection, “Bottle Up Magic”, is co-written by Veronica May. Dave Koz (sax) and Eric Darius (sax) appear on his song “My Reason”, co-produced by Carnell Harrell. The song “Drift Away” features Harrell on keyboards, Kyle Bolden on guitar, Raymond McKinley on bass, and Charles Streeter, Sr. on drums. the “How it will be” The single was previously released with an accompanying music video, garnered two San Diego Music Awards, and is co-produced by Timothy “Twizz” Bailey, Jr. The title track “A Shade of Jade” features Bolden (guitar), McKinley (bass) and Streeter, Sr. (drums).
“The experience of being on stage… gave me the strength to put on music and see what my voice was like,” she said when asked.
Rebecca Jade attended UC Berkeley on a basketball scholarship, but music was in her heart and she never gave it up. As a vocalist she has performed with many jazz musicians such as Dave Koz, who appears on her new album “A Shade of Jade”. Vocally, Rebecca is comfortable singing Jazz, R&B and Pop.
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“I’m still pinching myself,” he said of having Dave Koz and Eric Darius on his album. “It’s amazing how these opportunities pop up as you go along. I call them friends. I asked… and they said yes!”
Rebecca Jade is currently on tour with Rick Braun, Peter White and Keiko Matsui from now until the end of the year. Upcoming shows include the Catalina JazzTrax Festival with Eric Darius on October 22, 2022; Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend with Eric Darius November 3-6the; Dave Koz and his friends 25the Anniversary Christmas Tour from November 25 to December 23drand Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve getaway on December 30-31St..
“A lot of ideas didn’t speak to me…some merged. Some had to come out,” he went on to explain about his song selection. “I feel like… a lot of people can relate to love, loss of love, and resistance.”
“I’m on tour with Darius,” he informed me when I asked about upcoming gigs. “R&B is my root. My mom is a singer. She introduced me to Patti LaBelle and Stevie Wonder… classical and gospel. I was even in a pop band…Top 40 Dance Band.”
Jade has also performed with Sheila E, Elton John, Musiq Soulchild, Will Downing, Boney James, Jeffrey Osborne and El DeBarge. She is a featured vocalist on projects by Eric Darius, DW3, and Aubrey Logan.
“My sweet mother was very supportive,” he said candidly as we ended the interview. www.RebeccaJade.com
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