Born: September 19 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
2009 Blues Music Awards Nominee Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
2010 Independent Music Awards Nominee Blues Album of the Year
Jean Shy is an internationally acclaimed Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Jazz, and Gospel Singer; Songwriter, Music Producer, Actress, and Author. With three Top Ten Hits under her belt, the 2009 Blues Music Award Soul Blues Female Artist Of The Year Nominee, is definitely a multi-talented, truly unique Artist, and audiences are overwhelmed by her powerful vocal delivery, and entertaining Show.
Born in Chicago, Jean's vocal background had it's beginning in Gospel Music. Elvis Presley was her first inspiration to become a professional Entertainer in commercial Music. Later she was also greatly influenced by Mahalia Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Dinah Washington, Carmen McRae, and others. Jean was already receiving awards for her musical talents by the time she reached High School. At the age of twelve she was signed by Leonard and Phil Chess to the legendary Chess Label in Chicago. The release of Spring Fever by Tim & Jean became a Regional Hit....
Gertrud Gipson' Special Artist Award, 1977, USA
Southwest Discotheque Industry Award, 1978-1979, USA For the No. 9 Billboard Hit "Night Dancer".
Reve Gipson' Special Artist Award, 1985, USA
CEBA Award of Excellence, For the "Dove Soap" TV-Commercial 1989, USA
Ein Lied Für Europa, 3.Place for the German Song "Europa, Europa, Europa" Written by WALT WITNEY & JEAN SHY, performed by Jean Shy, early 90's Germany
2009 Blues Music Award Nomination in the category of "Soul Blues Female Artist Of The Year", in conjunction with the Jean Shy & The Shy Guys CD "The Blues Got Soul".
2010 Independent Music Award Nomination "Blues Album of the Year."
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