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Shaynee Rainbolt

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. Please visit www.ShayneeRainbolt.com for complete details.


2009 MAC Award for Best Jazz Recording for 'Charmed Life' 2008 MAC Award for Best Original Song for 'I Remember' with Russell Garcia


Album Review

Bolt: Shuffle

Read "Shuffle" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Improvvisazione totale per quartetto: ecco quanto ci offre questo album, seguendo una pratica assai diffusa, in cui peraltro--come per l'appunto nel caso specifico--l'ampia conoscenza reciproca dei performer favorisce la messa a punto di forme riconoscibili e, per quanto possibile, risolte. Aiuta anche il fatto che, bene o male, la configurazione del gruppo segue geometrie sostanzialmente canoniche, con un'ancia, uno strumento armonico, un violoncello (che fa le veci del contrabbasso) e una batteria. Geograficamente, il bacino di provenienza ...

Album Review

Shaynee Rainbolt: At Home

Read "At Home" reviewed by Jim Santella

With a “little big band accompanying her comfortable program of favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, Shaynee Rainbolt reminds us why vocal expression remains so near and dear. With every tale of adventure, she takes her audience on a trip. Rainbolt's convincing interpretations combine a warm and personal approach with immaculate vocal authority. She likes to complement her lyrical stories with wordless vocal lines that interact with her sidemen as an instrumental voice. Hence, vocalist and accompaniment synchronize on ...

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Jazzwise Magazine (UK)
"....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." for more...www.shayneerainbolt.com

Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


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

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Driff Records


At Home

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