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Whitney Shay

Jazz Singer Whitney

Performs sultry torch songs, powerful blues & soul, & swingin' tunes
You will smile & tap your feet when you see the joy she brings
Hard working and versatile performer who knows how to truly engage a crowd
Available with anything from a jazz duo to quartet
Based in San Diego & available to perform at events throughout California

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This vivacious young woman has been making a name for herself crossing multiple genres; singing sultry torch songs, powerful blues & soul, and swingin' tunes that dancers can't seem to get enough of!

Whitney finds inspiration in a large range of music from the blues and jazz of Bessie Smith & Billie Holiday in the '20s and '30s, to the R&B and Soul of Etta James & Sam Cooke in the 50s and 60s; and her musical performances reflect this variety.  Whitney is a hard working and versatile performer, and you can find her singing with anything from a jazz duo to quartet, belting out some high energy swingin' blues and R&B alongside San Diego legends like Robin Henkel, fronting a 13 piece Big Band, or working in various configurations with some of the most talented musicians in town!  

Whitney has been making quite an impact as the little girl with a big voice who knows how to truly engage a crowd. You can't help but smile and tap your feet when you see what joy she brings to the stage!

  • Adams Avenue Street Fair
  • Bird Park Summer Concert Series La Jolla Concerts By The Sea
  • Belly Up Tavern
  • San Diego Citybeat Magazine’s Holiday Party
  • San Diego Ballet Gala
  • Get Jazzed on Cedros
  • La Valencia Hotel
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Man & Woman of the Year Kick Off Party
  • Rancho Bernardo Country Club Rancho Valencia Resort
  • Patrick’s Gaslamp Pub
  • First Prebyterian Church Jazz Vespers
  • “Listen” House Concerts
  • The Marble Room
  • The Shores
  • Gaslamp Speakeasy
  • The Ruby Room
  • Lacey J’s
  • Kona Kai Resort
  • Jimmy Love's
  • Tango Restaurant
  • Tango Del Rey Tio Leo’s
  • Iva Lee’s
  • Rhythm City Grill
  • Skybox Sports Grill
  • Cosmos Coffee Café
  • Ki’s Restaurant
  • Lacey J's
  • ArtLAB
  • Firehouse Swing Dance
  • 2toGroove Swing JAM Fridays
  • Gator By the Bay Festival
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged Festival
  • Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks Gaslamp Music & Arts Festival
  • Humphrey’s Backstage Live
  • San Diego Food & Wine Festival After Party
  • New Village Arts Gala
  • US Grant Hotel
  • Lafayette Hotel 98 Bottles
  • Winston’s OB (also during OB Jazz Festival)
  • Viejas Casino
  • Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center
  • “Dark Thirty” House Concerts
  • The Marine Room
  • Martini’s Above Fourth
  • Hennessey’s Tavern
  • Lestat’s West
  • Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge
  • Riviera Palm Springs
  • Villa Capri
  • Bootlegger
  • Rancho Bernardo Winery
  • The Cellar- San Clemente
  • Tiki Bar- Costa Mesa
  • Regal Bar
  • Jose’s Courtroom
  • Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar
  • Kava Lounge
  • Gio Bistro
  • LaFee Verte Speakeasy
  • Java Jive
  • Mossy Volkswagen Blues Festival

" Shay is a formidable musical force, ripe for discovery on a national level. "

La Jolla Today  'Must Hear'

" Whitney Shay [sings] with the depth and mojo of a woman twice her age. "

Dave Good, San Diego Reader

" Whitney is an amazing performer with such a unique style. I love her music. The young woman is definitely going places. I'll be able to say 'I knew her when'. "

Sam Bass, DJ for KYXY 96.5

" Whitney is one heck of a singer. She's really talented. She really has heart. "

Candi Staton (4 Time Grammy Nominee)