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    gnn-nov13Songs for Equality

    GNN, 11 November 2013

    Australian musicians are adding their voice to the gay marriage debate through heartfelt songs about love and equality, writes Mathew Galea… [read more]


    Moiras-Salon-PosterIntimate salon of erotic tales

    The Age, 12 November 2013

    Fresh from their tour to Buenos Aires, Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith know what they’re about. They look after their adoring audiences even when trying out new ideas, creating gorgeous events using a formula that finishes on a high every time… [read more]


    0816-JAL-Greatest-Medley-of-All-Time---Poster_DD1The Ballarat Cabaret Festival is bursting with colour beyond what you see

    ABC Ballarat, July 2013

    The Ballarat Cabaret Festival opened last night with a gala performance of a dozen or so performers to show audiences what they can expect over the next three days… [read more]


    6 Female Musicians You Need To Hear

    LOTL, July 2013

    Describe your music in three words: Honest – possibly egocentric. Eclectic – I refuse to be pigeon-holed, I think my audience is smarter than that. Everything – without it, I cease to function… [download article]


    Jazz at Your Place

    Forte Magazine, 21 February 2013

    Melbourne singer and jazz pianist Jade Leonard has clocked up over 200 in-home performances in metro Melbourne but now she is venturing out into regional Victoria as her popularity grows. But here is the difference. Jade is offering the opportunity to turn the homes of regional Victorians into intimate jazz clubs… [read more]


    Jade’s Jazz Lounge Act

    Shepparton News, 8 February 2013

    If you like cool jazz clubs, but don’t like the hot price, how about a free jazz concert in your own home?

    Melbourne jazz singer and pianist Jade Leonard is offering to turn your home into a happening music scene for a night with her Jazz At Your Place concept moving from metro venues to country Victorian ones… [download article]


    Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival 2012 – Videos and Opinions

    Italians in Fiji, 25 May 2012

    On weekends between 10 and 13 May 2012, the island of Denarau is back to being the center of the music of the South Pacific through to the second edition of the Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival… [read more]


    Loud and Queer

    Ryan Buhagiar, 5 May 2012

    Australians hear about queer issues all the time; it’s the topic de jour. Our politicians and public figures debate over same-sex marriage, magazines chase celebrities from their closets, and Mardi Gras leaves most feeling bewildered if not mildly envious of all the glam and glitter… [read more]


    Boobies on the Dance Floor

    Gay News Network, 01 May 2012

    Jade Leonard is about to launch a music video for her track ‘8008135’, an homage to breasts. She spoke with Andrew Shaw… [read more]


    Review: The Greatest Medley of All Time

    Theatre Press, 28 March 2012

    Gotta love a show that lives up to its title!

    Seasoned Butterfly Club performers Jade Leonard and Trevor Jones combined their musical prowess to create a non-stop cabaret train; having enjoyed their solo works before, I was eagerly anticipating this combination… [read more]

    You can also watch highlights of the show on YouTube.


    Q Comment

    Q Managzine, November 2011

    Jade Leonard has released her long awaited EP – C4$H1N8 and Q Magazine was fortunate enough to be sent one to review… [download article]

     


    Pianist finds key to musical energy

    Moonee Valley Leader, 3 November 2011

    FOR Jade Leonard, music is what she calls part of her “human existence”.

    “It’s hugely necessary for me,” said the pianist, who grew up in Essendon… [read more]


    A Harder Piece of Jade

    Melbourne Community Voice, 26 October 2011

    Jade Leonard’s new EP, C4$H1N8 [cachinate: to laugh loudly] is the strongest collection of songs so far from this self-described dyke dynamo… [download article]


    Jade Hearts Joy (and you should too)

    Melbourne Community Voice, June 2011

    When it comes to JOY 94.9, local singer/songwriter Jade Leonard not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she also has declared her love with “I Heart My JOY”, the official 2011 JOY Radiothon theme song… [download article]


    Funny Bunny

    ArtShine, 1 February 2011

    Close up interview with singer, pianist and songwriter Jade Leonard. [read more]

     

     


    Funny Bunny

    Melbourne Community Voice, 25 January 2011

    It’s not every day you get to inspire someone to release a pop single, but that’s what’s just happened to Kaye Sera… [read more]


    Jazz at Yours

    The Age, 17 January 2011

    Singer and pianist Jade Leonard is offering to turn your home into an intimate jazz club – free… [read more]

     

     

     


    Free Jazz Show At Your House

    Beat, 12 January 2011

    Professional jazz singer and pianist Jade Leonard is offering 45-minute live performances to people in the broader Melbourne metropolitan area, completely free of charge… [read more]


    Home piano series goes state-wide

    Moonee Valley Leader, 16 November 2010

    AN Essendon jazz singer’s offer of free home concerts has been expanded statewide. Six months after launching the free 45-minute performances for Moonee Valley residents Jade Leonard, 29, is taking her jazz concerts on tour for Victorian audiences… [read more]


    Assumption University

    September 2010

    Jade is now available for lectures in music, jazz and improvisation and performance. Most recently, she performed and lectured at Assumption University in Bangkok, September 2010. [view poster]

     


    Kitsch just fine for Jade Leonard’s show

    Moonee Valley Weekly, 28 September 2010

    Essendon musician Jade Leonard is at home on Melbourne’s eclectic music circuit. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter is playing at Kaye Sera’s BiZARRE this Friday night in a performance that will feature jazz standards and original compositions…[download article]


    Agenda Q&A

    Melbourne Community Voice, 28 July 2010

    An interview asking Jade about how she became a musician, how she chooses songs for her shows and other insights…[download article]


    Jazz at your place

    Moonee Valley Leader, 10 May 2010

    The Beatles did it atop a building in London and AC/DC did it on the back of a truck in Swanston St. And now an Essendon jazz singer is looking to do it in Moonee Valley residents’ lounge rooms…[download article]

     


    Pigging out on Birthday Cake

    The Free Press, 10 April 2009

    It’s that time of the year again – time to celebrate Edgar Alan Pig’s birthday with all the residents of Egdar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary…[download article]

     

     


    Jade’s Journey at an End

    Southern Star, 9 April 2009

    Advertisement highlighting Jade’s concert at the VCA in April. [download article]

     

     

     


    Keys to Success

    Moonee Valley Community News, 7 April 2009

    Essendon musician Jade Leonard is ready to take on the world. After working hard for a decade to get noticed locally, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter is trying her luck overseas…[read more]

     


    Tinkling the ivories on a wing and a prayer

    Moonee Valley Leader, 6 April 2009

    Jade Leonard has bought a one-way ticket out of Essendon and will go wherever the wind takes her. The singer-songwriter has decided to travel overseas indefinitely to “live globally” and further her music career…[read more]


    Early Press

    Jade on a High Note

    Essendon singer Jade Leonard hopes a grant recently awarded by the Southbank Theatre Comany could lead to her big break…. [download article]


    Jade’s gene pull

    From an early age, sounds from the piano inspired Jade Leonard to sing. The 19-year-old Essendon resident is working on her first CD and….. [download article]


    Vocal debut for Jade

    A young North West singer will be presenting a debut concert of her original Folk-Acoustic-Pop music in Brunswick later this week…. [download article]


    The Mikado

    Daniel Farrugia and Jade Leonard donned kimonos last week in preparation for The Mikado. Daniel is a St Bernard’s College student and Jade is a student at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School…. [download article]

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