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    Jade will be performing in the piano bar on the following cruises:

    Jan 13 – March 5 2018 – Carnival Fantasy
    March 19 – Apr 3 2018 – Carnival Legend
    April 13 – 29 2018 – Carnival Spirit

    Spirit and Legend depart from Sydney, Australia
    Fantasy departs from Alabama, USA

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    Carnival Spirit and Legend: www.carnival.com
    Carnival Fantasy: www.icruise.com


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    Jade’s newest covers album, Jukebox Jade, is now available to download from iTunes, Spotify and Google Play!

    It was launched late 2016 on the Carnival Legend, where guests on board were given a special opportunity to buy the very first copies of a limited edition run.

    Jukebox Jade will be the first of what will be many compilations of the most requested songs Jade performs at Piano Bar.


    The Musician Speaks: Available Online

    We are super excited to announce that The Musician Speaks is now available for you to view on the Channel 31 YouTube page.

    You can find all six episodes on YouTube.

    We hope you enjoy the show. Why not share your favourite episode with your family and friends?

    ABOUT THE SHOW

    The Musician Speaks is a 30 minute music performance television program featuring the creme of the Australian and international music scene.

    Season one is comprised of six episodes which were aired on Channel 31 in Melbourne and Channel 44 in Adelaide. The show will now be launched online for a global audience.

    Jade Leonard, host and performer in the show, is creating a performance platform for television that currently does not exist in the Australian market, celebrating the musical genius that exists but we often do not get to see and hear.

    Each episode features one extraordinarily talented musician or ensemble who have the opportunity to tell you their story in their own time. Through songs they are invited to tell us any story of their choosing. The story could also be told through their unreleased songs, songs that have inspired them, changed them or impacted their career or life. You’ll have to watch to find out!

    This show will take you on a journey of discovery of musicians you know and some you won’t. Prepare to be moved and inspired!

     


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    • Jade Leonard performing on the Carnival Fantasy.

    • So, we start at the very beginning! January begins with a celebration of my very first self-titled EP. I recorded my first album when I was 18 years old during my final year studying a Bachelor of Music at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). It was a time full of big hopes and dreams and although I knew I wanted to be a professional musician, I really had no idea how that was going to be made possible. One day while at Uni, I was visited by a family friend Jenny Kirby, who wanted to see what I was up to creatively. She’d always had an interest in the arts and had followed my musical endeavors from childhood. We sat together in one of the practice rooms and she asked me to play her some of my originals, which I did. She asked me about my hopes and dreams and what I wanted to do with my future. Then she asked me what I needed to make that happen. I said, simply, money. I needed money to pay musicians and studio fees so I could record an EP and start to get my music out there. I explained how that first step seemed impossible. Jenny looked pensive for a moment and what cam out of her mouth next had us both in tears. She offered me a grant for $15,000 to cover the costs of producing an album. I couldn’t believe it! I was totally floored and ecstatic and overwhelmed. For the following 8 or so months Jenny worked along side me as I planned the recording, she wanted to be involved with everything and watched while I figured out the ropes of making my first recording, offering her suggestions and advice along the way. Jenny continued to follow and support my career up until her passing several years ago. I will always be grateful for her support and generosity - it was most definitely the catalyst for the career I have today. I had the privilidge of working with some of Melbourne’s most amazing musicians. Produced by Joe Chindamo - who also features on piano and accordion, David Jones Drums, Evripides Evripidou on bass and Mark Domoney on guitar. Of course, Dr. Tony Gould featured on the last track, I couldn’t record an album without him on it. I’ll write more about each track individually through this month, but suffice to say it was the most incredible learning curve and an experience I will always cherish. It was magical. Here is the album on the iTunes Store for your listening pleasure!

    • !! 20 YEARS !! Can you believe it!? I can’t! I’m excited (and altogether flabbergasted) to announce that 2018 marks 20 YEARS since my first album was released. Throughout the year I’ll be posting about my past recordings, performance highlights and such. Hope you’ll join me for the celebration!

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