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2009 Blues Music Award Nominee for
"Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year"

2010 Blues Album of the Year Nominee



Blues, Rhythm & Blues/Soul, Jazz & Gospel Par Excellence
for your Corporate Event or Private Party.



 Short Bio


The European Press glorifies her with headlines like "The Queen Of The Night," "Golden Throat," "The Voice from the Lord," "Dynamite Stick", Black Volcano, and many more.

The Lady they are talking about is internationally acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Actress JEAN SHY.

Born in Chicago, her vocal  Background had it's beginning in Gospel Music. Jean is definitely a multi-talented 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, performing music from Soul to Blues, Jazz, and Gospel.

In conjunction with the latest Jean Shy & The Shy Guys CD release of "The Blues Got Soul," the Blues Foundation nominated JEAN SHY for the 2009 Blues Music Awards in the category of “Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year.” The Blues Music Awards are recognized as the highest honor given to Blues Artists.

Whether Jean performs Soul Stompers or Goose Bump raising Ballads, with 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. Later she was also greatly influenced by Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Carmen McRae, and others. Jean was already receiving awards for her musical talents by the time she reached High School.  Jean was already receiving 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 Hit. 

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 Number 9 & 13 Billboard Hits with "Night Dancer" and "That Old Black Magic," produced by Bob Esty with Robert Stigwood's R.S.O. Records followed. Night  Dancer also became 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 1979. 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 five Years.

Besides performing with her Shy Guys Jean joined an interesting project in 1994.   She was invited to be the featured Singer for the Dutch  formation  T-Spoon, which prior had two Top 10 Hits. T-Spoon featuring Jean Shy landed a No. 5 Hit with the very jazzy oriented Euro-dance track Where R U Now, and with the remake of the Janis Joplin Song Mercedes Benz in an Euro reggae style, they made it to No. 7 in the Benelux. The Songs became a Hit in a splattering of other countries as well.

On the latest of her 13 Albums entitled Blow Top Blues, which was released on September 29.2010 on the King Edward Music Label, Jean Shy presents yet another part of her "World of Blues," which is contrary, but definitely not inferior in Style from her previous Jean Shy & The Shy Guys release "The Blues Got Soul," with which Jean received her Blues Music Award Nomination.

Jean Shy a brilliant, and "one of a kind" Artist.
A critique once described Jean's performance as follows:  Jean Shy  has   the conciseness of a Tina Turner,  the vivid Northern-Soul feeling of a Van Morrison, the expressiveness of an Etta James and she convinces above all with one thing "honesty".



The following Programs by Jean Shy are available
for your Corporate Event or Private Party:



  • The Blues Got Soul Tour
    Jean Shy & The Shy Guys
    Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Soul


  • The Blues Got Soul
    Jean Shy & The Reinhold Schwarzwald Experience
    Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Soul

  • Blues & Jazz Extravaganza

  • Jean Shy sings Mahalia Jackson
    Traditional Gospels  & Spirituals from the Repertoire of
    Mahalia Jackson.


  • Jean Shy sings A Holy Christmas
    Jean Shy sings Mahalia Jackson Christmas Songs


Note: Depending on you Program selection, and your Entertainment Budget, the Show and Band size can be customized to your needs. We can also offer you additional selected featured Artist/s to perform with Jean Shy and the same Band. Ask us about our "Show Package."

Also available: Give your Guests a unique gift to make your Event everlasting, by giving them "The Gift Of Music."  Promotional Music Gifts in the form of customized CD's or Download Cards imprinted with your Logo, and Message. Choose from various Jean Shy CD's at wholesale prices. Request your free Information Kit.




 Sound Samples:



Soul/Rhythm & Blues


Jazz & Standards



Soul / Rhythm & Blues

From the Jean Shy & The Shy Guys CD "The Blues Got Soul" and "Unchain My Heart."

Song Title  Listen
Chain Of Fools  
I Never Loved
(The Way I Love You)
Unchain My Heart  
Song For You  
Wouldn't Wanna Be You  
Old Time Rock'n Roll  
Rock Me  
Livin' The Blues  





From the CD's "Blow Top Blues", "The Blues Got Soul", and "The Blues Got Soul."

Song Title Listen
The Night Time Is The Right Time   
Blow Top Blues  
Evil Gal Blues   
Rock Me  
My Baby Just Cares For Me  
The Other Side Of Blue  
Party (On The Weekend)  
Willow Weep For Me  





These sound samples are from the CD"s "Still Swingin'", "The Night Time Is The Right Time" and "The Other Side Of Blue"

Song Title  Listen
 Lover Come Back To Me  
 After All The Loves  
 Mack The Knife  
 The Lady Is A Tramp  
I Got Rhythm  
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing  
Can't Buy Me Love  

These sound samples are from the CD "The Night Time Is The Right Time"

New York, New York  
My Way  
Blueberry Hill  
What A Wonderful World  




These sound samples are from the Jean Shy Gospel CD's "Amazing Grace" and "One Day".
These Songs do not represent the repertoire for
"A Holy Christmas" program.

Song Title  Listen
Elijah Rock  
Precious Memories  
Go Tell It On The Mountain  
How Great Thou Art  
Silent Night  
When The Saints Go Marchin In  
Amazing Grace  





 Video Clips:



Jean Shy & The Shy Guys
Rock Me
Live in Holland



Jean Shy & The Shy Guys
The Blues Got Soul
Album Trailer



Jean Shy & Friends
Blow Top Blues
Album Trailer



Jean Shy & Jazz Band Ball Orchestra
St. Louis Blues / When The Saints Go Marching In
Live Performance
at the Polish Oscars, TV Lodz


Jean Shy & The Kopernikus Gospel Choir
I Love The Lord
Live Concert at the Stadthalle Duisburg, Germany



Jean Shy & Jazz Band Ball Orchestra
After All The Loves
Live Concert in





 Electronic Press Kit & Downloads:


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6 Page Feature
Living Blues Magazine US
April 2011

7 Page Feature
In The Basement -
UK Magazine - Jan 2008
Jean Shy EPK short
(Electronic Press Kit)
Bio, Credits, and Discography
Jean Shy EPK long
(Electronic Press Kit)

Bio, Credits, Discography, CD and Press Reviews, incl. 7 page Feature.



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Tina Walker
Los Angeles Music Agency
PO Box 4441
Valley Village, CA, 91617, USA

Tel:+1 (818) 506-7006



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