London Jazz News said that after one performance “vocalist Shayna Steele unleashed enough voltage to light up the West End.”
Known from recordings with Snarky Puppy and Moby and a host of other stars, Shayna Steele takes flight on her latest and third album, Watch Me Fly. Offering six self-penned originals and four select classics ranging from soul via blues and gospel and easily crossing over to retro R&B and jazz, showcasing Steele’s supremely soulful energy, as well as her mind blowing vocal artistry and songwriting skills.
Born in California and raised in Mississippi, Steele is a self-proclaimed “American Air Force brat” who grew up all over the world, but lives and thrives in New York. Steele has performed with the likes of Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bette Midler and Steely Dan as a sought after background vocalist. She made the decision to step out from her role as a background singer and has been touring regularly as a featured vocalist with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, Chris Botti; a featured vocalist on Snarky Puppy’s “Family Dinner;” and reached #1 on the Dance Billboard charts as a featured vocalist on Moby’s “Disco Lies.”
Having released an EP and two full length albums by now, she continues to tour extensively with her band, as well as appearing as a special guest vocalist with jazz big bands throughout Europe and the US. In 2017, Shayna took on another title of “symphony soloist” performing with Symphony Pops Orchestras throughout North America such as the Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony and the Long Beach Symphony, to name a few.
Unique to this year, we have introduced a new way of seating at Cafe Stritch events. Please use the chart below to assist you in determining where you would like to sit. The numbered circular tables are the “Reserved Tables” and seat a maximum of three people per table. The “General Admission (GA)” seating is not reserved, and seats are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis the day-of the concert.