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Jan Shapiro

Jan began her music studies at the Saint Louis Institute of Music and continued by earning her Bachelor’s degree, graduating Cum Laude from Howard University, Washington D.C. and completing a Masters degree from Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Her first major engagement at the Playboy Club in Saint Louis lasted more than six months–until she and her group went on the road, touring extensively. Subsequently she performed at the Camellia Room in the Drake Hotel, Chicago, the Hyatt Hotels in Washington D.C., and Atlanta, The Top of The Tower Club, New York City, Marriott Hotels in Florida, Washington D.C. and St. Louis, the Chase-Park Plaza Hotel, St.Louis, various Sheraton Hotels and Ramada Inns, and numerous hotels, supper clubs, and jazz clubs in Boston and the New England area.

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”Shapiro's flexible soprano, which glides along the clouds and flies gracefully on helium-dusted wings, becomes more affecting as the album plays on; the final track—Jones' “Company”—completely melts the heart.By and large, Piano Bar After Hours proves to be a compelling listen. Shapiro's skills as singer, interpreter and storyteller are on display for all to hear; not just those lucky and talented enough to study with her.”By DAN BILAWSKY

“Piano Bar... is a collection of eleven far-flung songs that Shapiro sings with her experience-informed soprano voice. Where Shapiro vamps a show tune style with Frank Loesser's “A Slow Boat to China,” slowly, perfectly supported by pianist Daniela Schachter, she makes Mark Winkler's lyrics sparkle on “I Keep On Loving You.” She is as effective singing Rickie Lee Jones' “Company” as she is scatting Horace Silver's fun “Doodlin.'” But where Shapiro proves her temper singing almost casually on Loesser's “If I Were a Bell,” where she turns the piece into an upbeat ballad with pianist John Harrison III bouncing right along

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

West Newton, MA

Credentials/Background

Voice faculty , Berklee College of Music-1985-present Voice Dept. Chair , Berklee College of Music 1997-2010 contact Jan via email:shapiro@berklee.edu, personal email—jshapiro10@verizon.net or by going to www.janshapiro.com

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Refer to Linkedin Vocal Jazz, solo vocalist ,..improvisation

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