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Nya Jade

Nya Jade is a singer-songwriter and author based in San Francisco, California. Her debut album My Denial won critical favor for its refreshing blend of rock, soul, and pop elements, and immediately landed on VH1's Top 20 Albums list. She’s performed with such world-class acts as the Donnas, Evanescence, Ben Kweller and Maroon 5, and reportedly wowed the side stage audience for Dave Matthews Band with her dynamic live set. In an LA Times cover story following My Denial’s release, Ann Powers said of Nya, “[she’s] in the running as the latest voice of multicultural bohemian self-empowerment.” 

A veritable jack of all trades, she has independently produced videos that have aired on VH1-Soul, BET-J and MTV-U, and is a not-so-secret nerd with a master’s degree in sociology from Stanford University. Nya has recorded with LA producer (and Grammy Award-winning engineer), ToneDef (Green Day, Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Outkast) as well as Grammy Award-winning producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon). She has also been a guest on NPR’s Sound Check with John Schaefer, appeared at VH1's San Francisco Save The Music function with British soul singer Joss Stone, and was once the finish line entertainment for the Nike Women's Marathon, an event with 20,000 participants. 

 

Nya's follow-up album, The Road To Adam, released in 2008, is a collection of upbeat, horn infused tracks, lush strings and slow burning love songs. Nya's gift for freely traversing artistic boundaries was partially inspired by her transient youth. Her doctor father traveled frequently for his work with UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS, and as a result, Nya grew up in such exotic locales like The Bahamas and Puerto Rico. Her childhood in the Caribbean exposed her to a diverse range of music, from calypso and reggae to salsa and classic R&B. "My doors were always open," she recalls, "and a whole bunch of different influences came in to expand my musical palette." 

 

Nya's 2015 release, LOVEDAY is an EP of vibrant songs rooted in Nashville authenticity, and featuring a prominent cast of Nashville session musicians, including several who have toured and recorded with country music titans Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. The 4 songs are infused with the soul-pop textures that Nya lives and breathes – giving the EP a sound and energy that is all her own. Now she is ready to share her love of country music with the rest of the world. Look out, because as USA Today says, Nya Jade is a "young female troubadour worth keeping your eyes and ears on."

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