Representation

EMAIL: info@imanijade.net
PHONE: 917-586-3100

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/imanijadeboswell/

Bio

Imani Jade is a young singer who grew up in New York City and Brooklyn, attending the Professional Performing Arts High School for singing & acting. In the heart of NYC she was exposed to multicultural African drum circles and rock fusion summer performances in the park, broadway musicals, Funkadelic & Afro Punk shows all her life, influenced by jazz, the pulsing rhythm of loud Caribbean parades and city hip hop… singing and music has always been her passion. With her other-worldly mystical voice she channels jazzy funk, old dirty blues, rootsy rock and melodic runs. Her sound follows the vein of Erika Badu and Alicia Keys, influenced by India Irie with a twist of Lauren Hill.

She then moved to Wisconsin for 2 years to immerse herself in nature, good food and a slower pace of living, where she attended the artsy Youth Initiative High School and developed her artistic crafts, walking barefoot while serenading friends and neighbors with her guitar and sultry, soulful vocals.

She has performed at various venues -- now traveling and sharing her voice on her journey, most recently living in Hawaii and other amazing places.

She is a lover of people, art, poetry and self-expression ... greeting the open road to share her voice with the world.


Training

  • VOCALS:
         - Ilana MartinVocal Work Out Studios, NYC
         - TreblemakersBrooklyn NY
  • VOCALS / GUITAR:
    Catherine Parrish, Parrish Music
    Viroqua WI
  • THEATER:
         - Waterwell -- Acting Major, Professional Performing Arts HS (PPAS), NYC
         
    - Laurie Taylor-Williams/Stellar Mgmt, OneonOne, NYC
         
    - David Doan/GenTVOneonOne, NYC
         
    - Joy Suprano from HBO, Broadway Workshop, NYC
         
    - Sheila Gray, Sheila Gray Studios, NYC
  • DANCE:
         
    - Mark Morris Dance Studio, Various teachers, Brooklyn NY
         - Dancewave, Dedric Anthony/various teachers, Brooklyn NY
         - Dance Major, with Michael Kerr, New Voices MS, Brooklyn NY

Work

  • SINGING/PERFORMING/POETRY:
         - Opening singer (with Anima) for Driftless Sisters show, Driftless books & Music, Viroqua WI
         - Sang 5 songs at Youth Initiative HS Fundraiser Coffee Hause, Viroqua WI
         - Valentine’s Dinner song performance, Youth Initiative HS Fundraiser, Rooted Spoon, Viroqua WI
         - Martin Luther King day school event, performed song, Youth Initiative HS, Rooted Spoon, Viroqua WI
         - Rock Band, performed 3 group songs & performed one original song, Ark Center, Viroqua WI
         - Truth Be Told: “Less is More” Personal Storytelling event, performed personal life story, Viroqua, WI
         - Social Justice community event: performed poem & personal story about being a mixed youth, Viroqua, WI
         - Poetry slam event w/ Merlin Hepworth (Slam poet & rapper): sang & read poem, Viroqua, WI
         - Viroqua County Fair, performed song duet, Viroqua, WI 2015
         - Open mike song, Nashville, TN
         - Jam Band & Rock Band (Vocals), Youth Initiative High School, Viroqua, WI
  • THEATER:
         - Shadow Box play, Beverly,
    Youth Initiative HS Viroqua, WI
         - Peter Pan play, PocahontasYouth Initiative HS Viroqua, WI
         - Romeo & Juliet
    , Friar John, Professional Performing Arts HS (PPAS), NYC
         BFF (scene), ElizaProfessional Performing Arts HS (PPAS), NYC
         
    GreaseMarty, New Voices MS, Brooklyn NY
         
    Olivergang, New Voices MS, Brooklyn NY
         
    Cinderella, CinderellaFrost Valley, NY
         
    - Ragtime, castElementary School, Brooklyn NY
         
    - Hairspray & High School Musical, scene, Beth Elohim, Brooklyn NY
         
    - The WIZ, scene, YMCA, Brooklyn NY
  • DANCE/PERFORMANCE:
         Danced onstage with:
         - Wumi, African Dancer/Singer, BAM Cafe, Brooklyn NY
         - Angelique Kidjo, African Singer, Celebrate Brooklyn,  Brooklyn NY
         - KRS One, Rapper, Celebrate Brooklyn,  Brooklyn NY
  • TELEVISION:
         - Interview: kid's rock band review for Japanese TV station, Brooklyn NY
         
    - Chosen to appear on CBS national TV broadcast with: Daisy Fuentes--MTV host,
            Arthur Ashe Kids Day,US Open, Queens NY
  • WEB:
         - Commercial: LessonFace online, student, NYC
         - Interview: movie review for Kid's Picks website
  • PRINT:
    - Frost Valley Camp Catalog
  • FILM:
         - to come

Skills

  • ARTS:
    - Singing (soprano, alto)
    - Dance (ballet, modern, hip hop, street, improv)
    - Music (beginner guitar, piano, drums, songwriting)
    - Fine Art (painting/drawing, photography, sculpture, pottery, poetry)
  • SPORTS:
    Karate (orange belt), Volleyball, Horseback Riding, Swimming, Basketball, Skateboarding, Rollerblading, Rollerskating, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Rock Climbing, Aerobics, Cycling, Yoga, Frisbee, Jump Rope, Trampoline
  • ACCENTS:
    English, French, Southern, Indian