Shayna Steele

Instrument: 
Instruments: 
Vocalist
Genre: 
Jazz, Soul, Blues
Origin: 
United States
Territories: 
Worldwide
Availability: 
2025: on request

Jazz musician, Broadway performer, and powerhouse vocalist Shayna Steele released Gold Dust, a genre-spanning collection of originals and covers.

Jazziz included “The Bloodline” from the album in their “Editors’ Choice” calling it a “powerful track,” and Atwood Magazine called the accompanying video “a cinematic, beautifully intimate black-and-white visual…captur[ing] the depth, the passion, the emotion, and the raw energy at the core of Steele’s inspiring song.”  Steele wrote an essay about the origins of the song here.

Other tracks on the album include a rollicking cover of Fleetwood Mac’s song “Gold Dust Woman” (the original version most recently heard in “Daisy Jones & The Six”) as well as a cover of Cole Porter’s “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” featuring GRAMMY-nominated jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin.  The video for the latter addresses Steele’s internal struggle between being a touring musician and mom to her 10-year-old daughter Caia.

Steele, a former demo and backup singer for Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Bette Midler and original Broadway cast member of Hairspray began work on Gold Dust reluctantly during a period of paralyzing self-doubt during the pandemic.  While finishing her music degree during lockdown at Berklee College Of Music, she found songwriting to be cathartic.  It was there that she penned “The Bloodline,” a reverent but hopeful commentary on social justice and racial issues in the United States sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

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Shayna continues to work non-stop in music out of their home teaching privately, teaching masterclasses,  recording, writing and creating in addition to being one of the most high in demand and sought after gigging musicians.

Shayna continues to work non-stop in music out of their home teaching privately, teaching masterclasses,  recording, writing and creating in addition to being one of the most high in demand and sought after gigging musicians.

2004 - Shayna Steele
2009 - I'll Be Anything
2015 - Rise
2023 - Gold Dust

“Shayna Steele is a soulful energy and happens to have mind-blowing, vocal artistry and songwriting skills as well.”
Cody Adams, WISH-TV, Indianapolis

"In one performance, California-born, New York-based vocalist Shayna Steele unleashed enough voltage to light up the West End."
Matt Pannell, London Jazz News

"Based around Shayna Steele's big voice and a repeated piano figure, this nearly eight-minute track ("Gone Under") from her new album, Rise, builds to a peak and tapers off with a jazzy, seemingly-improvised outro."
Chris Steffen, All Music

"Steele’s range, versatility and varied influences – from jazz to gospel, soul and folk – encapsulates all of the possibility brimming from the American musical canon according to the highs and lows of her powerhouse vocal."
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Shayna Steele

Nic D’Amato (bass)
Al Street (guitar)
Vitek Kristan (piano)
Ross Pederson (drums)

13
Apr
2024
Nicolaus Hotel
Bari
Italy
14
Apr
2024
Ronnie Scott's
London
United Kingdom
15
Apr
2024
Clasijazz
Almeria
Spain
19
Apr
2024
April Jazz
Espoo
Finland
20
Apr
2024
Treibhaus
Innsbruck
Austria
21
Apr
2024
Musig im Pflegidach
Muri
Switzerland
22
Apr
2024
Kultbau
St.Gallen
Switzerland
23
Apr
2024
Unterfahrt
München
Germany
24
Apr
2024
Alter Schlachthof
Wels
Austria
25
Apr
2024
Porgy & Bess
Wien
Austria
27
Apr
2024
Domicil
Dortmund
Germany
30
Apr
2024
Krakow Philharmonia
Krakow
Poland