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Jan Shima

Genres You Will Love
World: World Fusion Moods: Solo Female Artist Jazz: World Fusion Spiritual: Contemporary Gospel Jazz: Jazz Vocals

By Location
United States - Hawaii

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Jan Shima

Jan has worked as an entertainer in California, Japan, Hawaii and toured internationally. She performed on the Navatek Cruise, Alii Kai, with SaFire and Jubilation Bands, and with New Hope Christian Fellowship Vocal team. Along with extensive studio work for others, Jan’s recordings includes 3 CD’s nominated for Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards and 3 nominations for Hawaii Music Awards. Her latest CD "Light to Soar" was written, arranged recorded, produced, and designed by Jan. A fusion of Jazz and World, it’s inspired by the wild beauty of the National Parks. The album “Who Is To Come” written, produced, vocal arrangements, and cover design by Jan, was one of the top Gospel CD’s in Hawaii, receiving national airplay. She was a featured artist on Indieheaven’s Compilation CD 2004. “PowerPraise Hawaii’ written by Orlando Tumacder, was produced, arranged, and cover design by Jan.
She worked with On The Rock Recording Studio as Producer/Arranger/Vocalist, and currently produces music for Songwriters and students at her studio. Instruments are Vocals, Violin, Guitar, Ukulele, and Keyboards. She taught Music workshops in Japan, Taiwan, S. Africa, Hawaii, Classes at Kailua Music School, and now teaches at her studio. She was an Artist Teaching Partner for the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts. As a popular radio personality with KAIM 95.5FM, she hosted programs including Voice of the Islands, Youth Alive, and Saturday Nights. Educated in music and dance since age 6, she has a BFA from the University of Michigan, and Masters Certificate in Writing and Producing from Berklee School of Music.