Classical Pianist and Entrepreneur
Called a “musical force of nature,” world-renowned pianist Jade Simmons is among most versatile concert artists performing today. Committed to expanding the boundaries of classical music, she is able to move from Rachmaninoff to rap with ease, using the piano as an instrument for providing inspiration and information as well as entertainment. At the same time, Simmons is a leadership coach and consultant who specializes in teaching business, technology, and arts organizations “maverick behavior” and out-of-the-box branding techniques. And her talents hardly stop there. Simmons also heads up the School of Emergence, providing programs to help creative entrepreneurs market their messages and expand their platforms; writes about the arts and its intersection with pop culture, politics, business, and technology for the Huffington Post; and was recently tapped to portray legendary jazz pianist and entertainer Lillette Harris in the upcoming musical Lillette’s Rhythm Club.