Mardi Jayde - The Jayde Foltys Project

Mardi Jayde - The Jayde Foltys Project

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Liquid acoustic groove... lyrics up front.


When asked what kind of music we write and play, we say “liquid acoustic groove”… rhythmic, undulating vocals … the smooth hand of Gadi’s acoustic playing … ethereal chord progressions hovering over steady hypnotic grooves …the fusing of jazz, r&b and middle eastern influences.., and stream of consciousness lyrics that attempt to unite temporal with spiritual, inner with outer worlds, and pathos with humour.

Our first CD TRAPEZE was about taking a leap... it was new, we were new, as writers and players together. We still love the first CD, and so do our fans. But we’re deeply excited about THE TELLING, a more worldly and rooted story about who we are and where we’ve been. Recorded in Toronto and Tepoztlan, Mexico from 2003-07, The Telling was a journey and is, our soul in music. We're grateful to have our third partner, world-wandering hand-drummer Jamie Hudson whose magical stamp is on almost every track. Add the sweet harmonica sounds of Maple Leaf Blues award winner Carlos del Junco to 2 tracks, plus a Toronto-based string quartet to indulge me in my Beatlish fantasy, jazz drummers Marty Frankel and Nick Fraser, the original ‘Doney harp’ and some gruvy friends on BG vocals, and we have our new offering, The Telling.

Feedback from fans and industry alike has been amazing… see the Press page for selected comments.

Please also visit our website for track samples and check out the Synergy page too, for the story behind the lyrics.


The Telling (2008)
Trapeze (1997)

Set List

3 45-minute sets or 2 hour-long sets

Sample setlist:
Share it with You
You Are
Playin’ for Keeps
Happy Phase
Carry Me
Dance Me Outside
'Pokeach' (cover-Noa)