Born: January 11
Jazz Times Magazine describes Shaynee Rainbolt as ...Sweet as jasmine & honeysuckle, bold as brass and yet as seductive as a candlelit boudoir. New Yorkers agree. A regular on the NYC music scene since she relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Siegle’s of Theatermania.com declared: “San Francisco’s loss is New York’s gain. The arrival here Shaynee Rainbolt is cause for celebration.” A unique and gifted storyteller with a sumptuous tone and instrumentally oriented jazz chops, she is an entertainer singing music from all eras. She swings, scats, croons and connects with every word. A Bistro Award and two-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award winner, she is also a four-time MAC Award Nominee and seasoned recording artist with three critically acclaimed CD’s to her credit. The first two released on the UK Indie jazz label, 33Jazz (33jazz.com). Shaynee has performed at world-class venues in the U.S. & abroad. ...
Awards2009 MAC Award for Best Jazz Recording for 'Charmed Life' 2008 MAC Award for Best Original Song for 'I Remember' with Russell Garcia
....Rainbolt's golden tone and interpretative intuition are undeniably seductive.
Jazz Times Magazine
One of the most enjoyable singers around...pure poetry.
Jazz Improv Magazine: New York Jazz Guide
...We're reminded of the power that a song can hold. Without a moment's notice, we're transformed....Swingin' jazz [that] relates to us all.
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
A professional jazz singer and active booking agent and artist manager for Park Avenue Talent in New York City, Shaynee Rainbolt brings a rich and diverse background to the teaching staff of Harlem School of Urban Music and Recording Arts at Frederick Douglass Academy, NYC. Rainbolt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama with a Music Theater Emphasis from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Golden Gate University. Equal parts artist, businessperson and educator, she has been hailed as ‘one to watch’ by Scott Yanow in his book: The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide and called “a unique and gifted storyteller with a sumptuous tone and instrumentally oriented jazz chops,” by Don Heckman of the L.A. Times. A private voice teacher and performance coach in New York City, she also is an artists management consultant and passionate advocate for arts education in the schools.