Official Biography (courtesy of Nya Jade)
San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Nya Jade has already drawn acclaim throughout the Bay Area for her unique music, a bold blend of sounds utterly unbound by genre, unified by Nya's passionate, perceptive vocals. As an entrepreneur, Nya is also at the helm of the new "do-it-yourself" movement in music and major national critics are taking notice. Born in the West African country of Ghana and raised around the world, this Stanford educated artist created her own record label to do music her way. The duality of working as both artist and record label head has made her an exciting person to watch in the ever changing landscape of the music industry.
A pre-med student until a life changing car-accident, Nya channelled pain and suffering into a determination to follow a dream. Graduating from Stanford with both a bachelors in Economics and a masters in Sociology Nya did a brief stint in the big corporate world. Still passionate about music, Nya secured funding from a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist to create her record label Katako Records. With her label in place, Nya set her eyes on A-List manager Ron Shapiro, former President of Atlantic Records and industry innovator. Armed with great management and her own label, Nya released her debut album, My Denial.
Cruising effortlessly through irresistible ballads, buoyant rock, and soulful pop symphonies, Nya's debut album "My Denial" stands as a potent introduction to a resourceful and gifted young artist. My Denial landed on Vh1.com's Top 20 Album's list and continues to receive industry accolades. Nya has opened for artist such as Dave Matthews and Maroon 5.