Jody Shayne began singing in clubs in Boston where she attended Berklee College of Music. After spending some time on the road, she settled in NYC, where she appeared with many prominent jazz artists, including Archie Shepp, Howard McGee, Jimmy Garrison, and Sheila Jordan.
A few years later, she returned upstate, appearing with such diverse players as Nick Brignola, Gap Mangione, James Spaulding, Michael Pellera and Chuck Loeb. She was also a member of the vocal trio, Jazz Voices, with Teresa Broadwell, Colleen Pratt and the Peg Delaney trio.
In addition to club engagements, Shayne has performed in quite a few jazz festivals. She served as coordinator of the music program at Hamilton Hill Arts Center for five years. Shayne enjoys writing lyrics and in 1998 released a CD of original songs with pianist, Paul Mastriani called Love Is a Garden. She currently resides in the Capital District, where her schedule includes clubs, concerts, writing and recording.