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 two San
Diego Music Awards in 2022 for “Best Music Video” & “Best R&B/Funk/Soul Song” for
“What’s It Gonna Be”, her first single off of her latest album, A Shade of Jade, and also
"Song of the Year" in 2021, & “Artist of the Year” in 2020; Rebecca is currently nominated
for 5 SDMAs for 2023. Rebecca’s new album, A Shade of Jade, features Dave Koz and Eric
Darius on two of the songs, and she put on a sold-out album release concert at Sycuan
Casino & Resort’s Live & Up Close Showroom. Rebecca opened for Grammy-nominated
artist, Musiq Soulchild on two separate occasions. 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 front-woman 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. 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, including those with 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 an actor, having done a variety of work for companies, such as SDG&E, UCSD,
Pechanga Casino, and Qualcomm. She has modeled for a vintage-inspired clothing line.
Rebecca graduated from UC Berkeley on a full basketball scholarship with a degree in
Theatre & Performance Studies, has earned her MBA 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 as a whole. She still plays basketball recreationally.