Jade Simmons is a world-class concert artist who has been called a “musical force of nature” (Yamaha Music) with an “uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today” (Seattle Times). Simmons is also the CEO of Jade Media Global, a revolutionary live experience and global content distribution company specializing in 360o personal development and strategic transformation.
A graduate of Northwestern and Rice Universities, Simmons has performed at world-renowned concert halls including the White House, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Chicago Sinfonietta in Symphony Hall, New York’s Town Hall, Detroit Institute of Arts and more. She has been named one of the Best of South By Southwest and has also received the Sphinx Organization’s Medal of Excellence in a concert held at the U.S. Supreme Court and hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
And in addition to playing at the highest court in the land, Simmons was also the first New Music/New Places fellow for the prestigious Concert Artist Guild, and the original face of the legendary Van Cliburn International Piano competition’s webcast. She’s the beloved voice of Decomposed, the critically-acclaimed American Public Media podcast that turned classic music storytelling on its head. The show has been heralded in Time, Esquire, Indie Wire, and BBC America.
Nicknamed “Classical Music’s #1 Maverick,” her electrifying, genre-bending concert adventures span Rachmaninoff all the way to rap and include virtuoso storytelling, uncommon insights, and boundless inspiration. Today, Jade’s experiences not only delight concert audiences, but her dazzling, high-impact presentations are fast becoming the go-to fuel for organizations looking to reconnect their people to greater purpose, inspire seismic shifts in mindset, and activate their teams and leaders to instantly start living more consequential lives of impact.