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Rebecca is a vocalist and has been involved with music for most of her life. Growing up in a musical home, she has been exposed to a vast assortment of artists, genres and styles. Her own mother was a professional jazz singer in Puerto Rico. With such influences, it seems a natural progression that Rebecca has followed in her footsteps.
Rebecca has been described by many to have a chameleon-like quality to her voice when singing different styles of music, yet she has a sound unlike anyone else. Music lovers express how her singing induces a genuine feeling within them, and many have stated that she has the ability to transfer the emotion of each song to her listeners.
Rebecca has been singing professionally since returning home from college. She has performed with the most sought-after musicians in San Diego and Los Angeles and at some of the best venues in Southern California and across the nation. Rebecca’s versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform, to name a few:
~ Rebecca was a member of the House Band for Anthology (www.AnthologySD.com), one of San Diego’s most popular and world-renowned live music venues, for over five years, until they closed their doors in 2013; She is one of the Sirens of Siren’s Crush (www.SirensCrush.com), Southern California’s premiere Live event dance band who opened for the likes of Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, Vanilla Ice and the late Teena Marie, and performed for “Best of San Diego” 2010 and 2011 events; She has performed with Jason Scheff (the lead singer from the band Chicago), jazz sax player Mindi Abair and living legend Norman Connors, for Rev. Jesse Jackson and his guests at the 2009 Rainbow PUSH Coalition event, for Drew Brees and Marshall Faulk at their Celebrity Golf Tournaments, as well as private events for Michigan State’s Basketball coach, Tom Izzo, NFL Charger Antonio Gates and Jenny Craig; She has done multiple concerts at the Baked Potato, Spaghettini’s, and the House of Blues (San Diego, Las Vegas, and Boston); She has performed the National Anthem for many professional and collegiate athletic organizations; She’s entertained patrons at the San Diego Symphony; She also manages and is lead singer in her own R&B, soul, blues and funk cover band, called The Soultones (www.TheSoultonesLive.com). ~
Rebecca also has over 20 years of recording studio experience. She’s sung background vocals on many artists’ projects and has been promoting both her debut original music project, The Jade Element, as well as her newest release, named Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, which won a 2014 San Diego Music Award. Rebecca has also opened for Grammy-nominated musical artist, Musiq Soulchild, and she’s back in the studio working on a new album, which is expected for release in the summer.
Rebecca also works as an actor, having done a variety of work, such as a commercials for Pechanga Casino and Viejas Casino, hired for a promotional video for Qualcomm, and featured as a singer in an upcoming film, 5 Hour Friends (starring Tom Sizemore).
Rebecca also dabbles in modeling, recently doing work for Jackie Guerrido Jeans, an international jeans brand.
Rebecca graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies and has earned her MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She has also advanced her musical education by studying Jazz Theory and Classical Voice at Grossmont College, and lately started studying piano.