Tamara Jade (SESAC)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2021

Tamara Jade is an independent artist, entertainer, producer, and content creator, hailing from Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland. While on NBC’s The Voice, she garnered the first 4-Chair Turn of the season. John Legend described her voice as having a "fire in it" and that "watching her on stage [is] mesmerizing." Kelly Clarkson considered her talent "incredible." Gwen Stefani said she was her "biggest fan." Blake Shelton admitted that her voice was "hard to deny." She is featured in PopSugar, Billboard and Today publications.

She has worked with Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Lizzo, Tituss Burgess, Ledisi, Jason Michael Webb, and Victory Boyd. Most recently, Jade joined Revive Superfoods and Fabletics in progressive brand partnerships. She is also heard singing in Nike's "What's Your Why?" campaign commercial.

Tamara debuted her original music in 2019 with her single, “Rescue Me” landing at #7 on the UK Global Soul Chart. Through her lush harmonies and vivid storytelling, Tamara's eclectic and authentic debut project "Self Aware" explores love, loss and life from a place of introspection rooted in her very deep cultural heritage and very personal experiences.