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 MA, 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 program, 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 performed in the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Terrassa Jazz Festival in Spain, and Igraj se z mano in 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 for government-sponsored events in the City Center for the Valencia Marathon, and “9th of October” festival. She also gave some private lessons and worked with groups of children at various music events.
Back in the states, Rebecca began teaching at music schools in New Jersey, directed Jazz 101 seminars in Union County’s Teen Arts Festival, and has been performing regularly in and outside of NYC. She launched her first original EP this April, where her musical influences combine into an impressionistic, indie-jazz sound. For the coming academic year, she will be leading jazz vocal studies at the Berklee International Network’s Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in Ecuador.