In a few words
Born and raised in Detroit, Jada Nycole Ellise grew up surrounded by the sounds of Motown, Jazz, Techno, and Gospel music. Her heroes were the likes of D'angelo, J Dilla and Lalah Hathaway--just a few of many to influence Ellise to cultivate her own soulfully whimsical world of sound.
As a composer Ellise has lended her artistry to various art mediums from short films to interactive performance art. Ellise has performed across the country at many popular venues including the star studded iVoted festival, The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles and Apache Café in Atlanta. In 2014 Ellise competed in the Detroit Jazz Festival's Youth Vocal competition placing runner-up. She has also performed as an opening act for artists such as Chrisette Michelle, Elle Varner, and soul legends Frankie Beverly and Maze. In addition to performing center stage, Ellise has also supported jazz vocalist Kathleen Bertrand as a background singer.
Ellise’s debut album Temporary Colors was released on June 19, 2020 for digital and physical sale. The project is self-produced consisting of 12 songs that feature the singer’s skills as a singer-songwriter, and additionally a multi-instrumentalist.
"Garden" by Flwr Chyld (2020)
Credit: featured artist
"Luvaroq" by Elujay ft. Serpentwithfeet (2021)
Credit: vocal production
"The Shadows Whisper Secrets" (2021)
for Kerri Garrett in residency at the Atlanta Contemporary Museum
for film by
Camille Simone Thomas