"Our Mission is to bring the world music that tells the stories that connect our souls"
Black Onyx and Jade is the unique combination of a dynamic and multi-talented duo. The rich vocal stylings, lyrics and melodies of Cynthia Baker are surrounded by the tailored, original musical arrangements, production and engineering of Lee "Hat Man" Tate. Cynthia and Lee met over twenty years ago. After collaborating with Tate for a while, Baker , also a sound engineer, decided to focus on her love for singing and songwriting. She found in Tate a partner that she could trust to do the rest. This musical marriage has birthed an original R&B sound with a subtle touch of jazz that is evolved, rich and distinctive. It is polished, grown and unapologetically "sexy". It is that one collection that you can play in your car and drive for hours to or just unwind after a long day. It is ageless ...timeless. Black Onyx and Jade gives you tight grooves that you can ride and beautiful ballads that pull at your heartstrings.This collection is colorful and varied, yet fits together masterfully. His music surrounds her silky smooth voice like a sweet embrace. He compliments and appreciates every melody she sings while her voice makes room for his music to expand and shine. They groove and flow. Any lover of music will appreciate all that Black Onyx and Jade has to offer. They fit together exotically; beautifully...like Black Onyx and Jade.