Rebecca Nicole Chubay is a New York Area based singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and educator who received both her Masters and Bachelors degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston and Valencia (Spain).
She began her diverse musical experiences studying flute and dance with the NJ Youth Symphony and NJ Ballet Company. After getting involved in group and solo work in choirs and musical theatre, Rebecca studied classical voice at the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy and jazz voice in NJPAC’s Jazz for Teens, where she also performed at their special events.
While at Berklee Boston, Rebecca produced several recitals, appeared in Maggie Scott’s Jazz Vocal Series, and performed in jazz ensembles ranging in style from Contemporary to Latin/Brazilian, Songbook, and Big Band; others in World Music from Balkan to Flamenco; and vintage Pop/Rock. She worked with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, producer/performer Javier Limon, and artists Patti Austin, Patrice Rushen, John Clayton, Siedah Garrett, Tierney Sutton, Livingston Taylor, and Gretchen Parlato for various workshops and shows. Outside of Berklee, she toured the northeast with an indie rock band and began writing original music.
While studying abroad, Rebecca gave private lessons at the Yamaha Music School of Valencia and independently, and worked with groups of children at various music events. She performed in the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Terrassa Jazz Festival (Spain), and Igraj se z mano (Slovenia), and played prominent Spanish clubs including Nova Jazz Cava, Café Aula, Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar, Café Mercedes, Bigornia Café Pub, and others, as well as government-sponsored events in the city center for the Valencia Marathon and “9th of October” festival.
Back in the states, Rebecca now teaches at Valencia School of Music and Guitar Center in New Jersey, recently directed Jazz 101 seminars in Union County’s Teen Arts Festival, and performs regularly in and outside of NYC. She is also launching her first original EP this April, where her musical influences combine into an impressionistic, indie-jazz sound.