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Jody Shayne

Jody Shayne began singing in jazz clubs in Boston where she attended Berklee College of Music. While there, she joined a blues band, and then a pop/soul group which traveled for a couple of years. At that point, she settled in NYC, where she appeared with many jazz artists, including Archie Shepp;  Howard McGee;  Jimmy Garrison;  Roswell Rudd, and Sheila Jordan.

After several years in NY, she returned upstate, appearing with such diverse players as Nick Brignola; Gap Mangione; James Spaulding; Chuck D'Aloia; Jack Fragomeni; Hal Miller; and Chuck Loeb, to name a few.  She was also a member of the vocal group, Jazz Voices, with Teresa Broadwell, Colleen Pratt and the Peg Delaney trio.

In addition to numerous club engagements, Shayne has performed in festivals and concert series, (The Crystal City Jazz Festival;  Jazz at the Lake, The Hamilton Hill Culturefest Series; A Place for Jazz; Swingtime Jazz). She taught piano and served as coordinator of the music program at Hamilton Hill Arts Center for several years. Shayne enjoys writing lyrics and in 1998 released a CD of original songs with pianist, Paul Mastriani called Love Is a Garden. She currently resides in the Capital District, where her schedule includes clubs, concerts, writing and recording.