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Monday, 14 March 2016

J is for Jade

Rebecca Jade is a very eclectic singer working out of San Diego, California. From this interview: "She’s an artist similar to a chameleon, able to change her styles and genre with little effort, and her audience is able to pick up her emotions in a song during her performances."

She appears with several different groups including the dance band Siren's Crush, the trip-hopping The Jade Element and the R&B, soul, blues and funk cover band The Soultones. She also sings jazz with various bands. Here she is singing All This Love with El DeBarge in November 2015.

Reverbnation said: "Growing up in a musical home, 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."

Check out her website,  her videos, and an interview in Huffington Post.

Oh, did I mention that she is my oldest niece, the daughter of my older of my two sisters, Leslie. I've known her since she was about a month old and living in New York City. I've seen her play basketball in college, fortunately when she was in the east coast.

But I have seen her sometimes on the west coast - e.g. high school and college graduation, and her 2005 wedding to her Rico, on my birthday (for reasons having nothing to do with me).

I am very proud of her, as though you could not tell.
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15 comments:

  1. She's a beauty Roger and of course a great choice for J!

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  2. Oh, love her site! On "Cuts Like a Winter," she has a moment on the street in front of a building that is just OH! attitude and all. Very nice voice, good chops, great lyrics, and the feel is wonderful. I love California soul sounds. Thanks. Proud uncle, no? Would love to hear about her mom, since I was working in PR in the 90s. Amy

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  3. A sweet hommage and for me an introduction of a person i did not know ;-)

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  4. You have every reason to be proud of this beautiful and talented singer.

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  5. What a beautiful woman and a great voice, never heard her before...
    Greetings from Germany

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  6. Very lovely and a great voice too! And to be related as well. cheers.

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  7. Even though I lived only 1 1/2 hrs. from there, I have never heard of her. But if she is eclectic in her style, I probably would like her:)

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  8. Aw, thank you for the love, Uncle Roger!! Honored to be your "J"! xo
    And thanks for the kind words, everyone!

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  9. You have a beautiful and VERY talented niece, my friend. I love the retro feel of her sound and styling, which reflect the genres of various decades. I'm sure your family is very proud of her.

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  10. And you are justly proud of her!
    My "J" stands for JAIPUR, India

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  11. Great intro! Brava, Jade!
    "J" is for JACARANDA

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  12. Her voice and styling reminds of my youth. Love it! :-)

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  13. I also have a niece who is a singer, and I am very proud of her. I wanted to say Jade is a precious stone to the Chinese and Maori.

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  14. Commented on your site, Rog, but it bears repeating: Jade is wonderful and her site rocks.

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  15. I had not heard of Rebecca Jade. Now I have. Thanks for sharing

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