After a music-laden childhood in Texas, adulthood found Shea singing all over California - first in Hollywood with her hard alternative rock band, then throwing down some swing jazz vocals with The Little Big Band, then ultimately emerging as a solo jazz vocalist, songwriter and bandleader. Shea recorded her pop/jazz EP, “Smolder", at Fantasy Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area with heavyweight producer Michael Rosen, featuring Trevor Dunn from Mr. Bungle as well as Bill Ortiz and Karl Perazzo from Carlos Santana's band. Shea then headed to Healdsburg in Sonoma County, where there flourished a mighty little jazz festival. There, Shea recorded two albums, the first, an introspective collection of jazz-tinged singer/songwriter originals, with some unique covers sprinkled in, titled,“Piece of the Light” - which features Robben Ford on guitar, Bill Ortiz on trumpet, David Ewell on bass, Alex Aspinall on drums, Gautham Tejas Ganeshan on violin and the amazing Noam Lemish on piano. Shea then embarked upon a true, straight-ahead jazz project with an all star cast of musicians: George Cables, Billy Hart, Craig Handy, David Weiss and Cecil McBee, called, “A Blind Date” (titled because of the unrehearsed nature of this project.) With performances at Iridium, in NYC, as well as L.A.'s Catalina Jazz Club, Shea proceeded to ratchet up not only her singing, but also her original songwriting and arranging. Shea is currently in the curating her own original material, editing, producing, and engaging in boundary-defying, collaborations. Stay tuned..