is an internationally
acclaimed Soul, Blues, Jazz, and Gospel Singer;
Songwriter, Music Producer, Actress, and Author.
With four Hits under her belt, the 2009
Blues Music Award Nominee is
definitely a multi-talented, truly unique
Artist, and audiences are overwhelmed by her
powerful vocal delivery.
Throughout her career, Shy has presented
recordings and Live Shows, which can be compared
to the versatility, and uniqueness of Legends
Elvis Presley, and Ray Charles.
In conjunction with her Jean Shy & The
Shy Guys CD "The Blues Got Soul," Jean was
nominated for the 2009 Blues Music Awards for
"Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year." The
Blues Got Soul is a compilation of some of the
hottest material recorded on Jean Shy and her
German Band "The Shy Guys," which was mostly
performed Live at an Open Air Concert in
Duisburg, Germany. This classic CD is a timeless
work of art, which consists of original
compositions and covers, performed in their own
Her latest CD release "Blow Top Blues was
nominated by the 2011 Independent Music Awards
for "Blues Album of the Year.
Jean Shy is akin to great Blues Artists such as
Ray Charles, Etta James, Sister Rosetta Thorpe,
Van Morrison, and Gary Moore. Whether Jean
performs covers or own compositions, through her
breathtaking, powerful voice, and her unique
Interpretation, this strong voiced Entertainer
brands every song with her very own trademark.
The temperamentally charged Diva doesn't only
transmit a spark, but let's a complete Fire leap
over to the audience.
Elvis Presley was her first inspiration to
become a professional Entertainer in commercial
Music. Mahalia Jackson was her first musical
Idol. Later she was also greatly influenced by
Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis
Jr., Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Gladys
Knight, Dionne Warwick, Carmen McRae, and
already received awards for her musical talents
by the time she reached High School. At the age
of twelve Jean was signed by Leonard and Phil
Chess to the legendary Chess Label in Chicago.
The release of her original composition "Spring
Fever" recorded by Tim & Jean became a Regional
Just before leaving High School Jean was signed
by Carl Davis for Brunswick Records. With
various regional Record successes, she toured as
an Opening-Act with Otis Leavill, Tyrone Davis,
Barbara Acklin, The Chi-Lites, The O'Jays, Al
Green, The Stylistics, Jackie Wilson, Curtis
Mayfield, and Gene Chandler, gathering a
tremendous amount of Stage Experience.
Releases with Playboy-, Honey-, Fantasy Records,
and No 9 & No 13 Billboard Hits "Night Dancer"
and "That Old Black Magic," produced by Bob Esty,
with Robert Stigwood's R.S.O. Records followed.
Night Dancer was also one of the Soundtracks in
the Movie Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair.
After her success in the US
Jean branched out and went to Europe, making
Germany her second home in 1981. There she
formed her own Band "The Shy Guys" with which
she has been performing for thousands of Fans at
major Festivals, Concert Halls and Churches
throughout Europe for more than twenty Years.
The Music of Jean Shy & The Shy Guys are
comparable to Groups like The Rolling Stones and ZZ