Jade Simmons is a dynamic pianist and leadership expert. A classical pianist turned keynote speaker, Jade has shifted the way she has performed music by implementing her authentic self into her craft. A true inspiration to music and leadership, Jade enlightens audience members with her story-telling paired with her insightful questions, all while entertaining with her own remixed versions of traditional classical pieces.
Why book speaker Jade Simmons?
- She is courageous. Jade took all the roads she could to enhance herself by stepping outside the box of what she knew as a successful classical pianist. Her accomplishments have led her to further inspire others to be their most dynamic, risk-taking versions of themselves.
- She is purposeful. Using all of her previously acquired skills to further prove her message, Jade provides audience members with the idea of purpose and the how-to in order to embrace and embark on their already, naturally given talent.
- She is diligent. Entering a industry with odds against her, Speaker Jade Simmons took on all challenges and them some as she stayed on track and willingly invited more obstacles as she entered new fields. Allow Jade to inspire you on the act of courageousness and many other of her dynamic skills!
“There is great power in parts of yourself that you cannot change.” – Speaker Jade Simmons
Jade spent the first few years of her career performing as a classical concert pianist. Following an artistic epiphany, she pivoted from playing the piano to impress audiences, to using her leadership skills and her piano as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, information and entertainment that profoundly moves them instead.
No stranger to pushing boundaries to see bold results, this concert pianist turned world changer is brought in by the likes of corporations like 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 go out and instantly start living more consequential lives of impact.
Speaker Jade Simmons’ career has garnered diverse recognition from unlikely places. She has played renowned halls, including the hallowed ones of the White House and the US Supreme Court and her genre-bending concert adventures that span Rachmaninoff to Rap attract diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. For her work on and away from the stage, Essence magazine featured Jade alongside former First Lady Michelle Obama as a part of their Style & Substance List. As one of the rare classical artists invited to perform at the taste-making South by Southwest Festival, her show was ultimately branded one of the “Best of SXSW 2014”.
In her career as a concert pianist and as a media host, Jade has remained committed to expanding the boundaries of classical music and is the new host of shows for both American Public Media and one of NYC’s top rated stations, WQXR.
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