Jade Simmons Concert

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Stephanie Lee, 404-894-9196


Summary Sentence: Known for her musical creativity and electrifying stage presence, Simmons is this year’s ARTech resident artist.

Full Summary: The culmination of Simmons’ year-long “ARTech” residency, the concert features several works created during her residency including collaborative pieces with faculty and students in Music Technology.

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Featuring new work created during the residency of pianist Jade Simmons.

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Known for her musical creativity and electrifying stage presence, Simmons is committed to expanding the boundaries of classical music. As this year’s ARTech resident artist in Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts, she has explored rhythm as vital to efficiency, productivity, and communication. 

Simmons' residency culminates on February 18, 2012, with a presentation of a piece of musical art created during the residency with the collaboration of ARTech participants. Using Urban Remix, a platform for mobile phone sound capture and remixing created in the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, students gathered sound bites and photos of rhythmic machinery and technology, powerful speakers, rhythmic human interaction and examples of music known mostly for its rhythmic drive.  Jade has explored the captured sounds with the goal of creating the same powerful rhythmic impact through means other than their original sources to be included in a new original piece that will premiere at the Ferst Center. Along with her trio Collide, Jade will also perform with Shimon, Georgia Tech's improvising robotic musician. 

About the Artist: Recently named Best Arts Ambassador by the Houston Press, Jade Simmons comes to the Ferst Center fresh off of her holiday performance at the White House in December 2011. The past year found Jade serving as webcast host for the prestigious Tchaikovsky competition in St. Petersburg and Moscow, authoring her first book, "Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career-Building for Emerging Artists," and making her debut with the Illinois Symphony and the Ritz Chamber Ensemble. Jade was also a special guest performer at the Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization's "Legends and Leaders" event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the matriculation of Georgia Tech's first African-American students. In 2012 Jade will perform a tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities under the auspices of the White House 2012 and release her highly-anticipated second genre-bending Cd on the eOne Music label. For more on Jade, visit www.jademedia.org. 

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