V. Shayne Frederick
With performances spanning two decades. V. Shayne has been featured at TEDx, NPR’s Jazz Night in America, John Coltrane Jazz Festival, Center City Jazz Festival, the Piton International Film Festival, and Musikfest, with headline appearance at Minton’s Harlem, South Jazz Parlor, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Suzanne Roberts Theater, World Café Live, and Long Beach Island Foundation, among a multitude of places where music lives. Cited by the Broad Street Review as “one of the region’s busiest and best jazz singers,” V. Shayne has been appointed “one to watch” and a “shining light” by All About Jazz.
He has performed regularly with Ruth Naomi Floyd’s Frederick Douglass Jazz Works (as orator) and former Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher & the Afroeaters (as keyboardist/arranger and vocalist). His vocals are featured on recent recording projects by Kendrah Butler-Waters, Nicholas Krolak, Paul Giess, and Tony TNT Jones. Following his debut CD Lovesome and three subsequent EPs, Gleaming, Evergreen, and Blacklight, he is releasing a forthcoming album, King, early 2022. V. Shayne was a Pew Artist Fellowship nominee during the 2021 season.