Jade Simmons is an acclaimed creator of mind-blowing transformational experiences. She began her career as a classical concert pianist and after an artistic epiphany, she shifted from playing the piano to impress audiences to using it as a means of providing inspiration, entertainment, and transformation that deeply moves them. The results have been nothing short of impressive.
This concert pianist turned world-changer is no stranger to pushing boundaries to achieve bold results. She has been sought after by corporations such as Barron’s, Mass Mutual, Royal Bank of Canada, DOW, Raytheon, the Hershey Company, Genentech, Valic, Pfizer, and Nationwide to redefine purpose, inspire seismic shifts in mindset, and activate audiences to live more impactful lives. Jade’s one-of-a-kind artistry has garnered diverse recognition from unlikely places. She has played renowned venues, including the White House and the US Supreme Court, and her genre-bending concerts that span Rachmaninoff to Rap attract diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Essence magazine featured Jade alongside former First Lady Michelle Obama as part of their “Style & Substance List” for her work on and off the stage. As one of the rare classical artists invited to perform at the South by Southwest Festival, her show was ultimately branded one of the “Best of SXSW 2014.”
Jade has starred in a Broadway-style musical called Lillette’s Rhythm Club and can be heard portraying Nina Simone’s classical years in the Oscar-nominated documentary What Happened Miss Simone? In her unique career as a concert pianist and media host, Jade has remained dedicated to expanding the boundaries of classical music and its presentation. She is the acclaimed host of American Public Media’s hit podcast Decomposed, which has been featured on “Best Podcast” lists by Indie Wire, BBC America, Esquire, and Time Magazine.