Transformative Leadership Expert | Motivational Pianist
How do you get to be named Classical Music’s “No.1 Maverick?” By repeatedly defying expectations, delivering riveting performances, and combining passion and innovation at every turn. Called a “musical force of nature”, Jade Simmons is one of the most versatile concert artists in the world. Classically trained in piano, she delivers stunning presentations that potently combine music, virtuoso performance, and riveting storytelling to speak into the hearts, minds and goals of a company’s most valuable resource — their people.
In her truly unique keynotes, Jade blends inspiration with mind-blowing classical and original genre-bending music, all while driving home an organization’s theme. Her expertise has been called upon by an array of organizations looking to create a culture of excellence and foster meaningful change, including Deloitte, RBC, Pfizer, University of Michigan, and more, plus important conferences like Simmons International Leadership. Her specialty is in activating a renewed and redeﬁned sense of purpose, while also speaking on cultivating innovation and originality and providing tools to unleash momentum in life and business.
Jade has also toured the US extensively in recital, and with orchestra, highlighted by performances at venues as wide-ranging as Ravinia, the Chicago Sinfonietta in Symphony Hall, New York’s Town Hall and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has performed at The White House, and has also received the Sphinx Organization’s Medal of Excellence in a concert held at the US Supreme Court, hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Listed as one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Leaders under 30”, Jade’s impressive musical background and diverse cultural experiences have made her a pioneer and source of inspiration for her legions of fans.