|Shawnee Lake, who truly exemplifies her first CD title, a real "Diamonds and Sausage" Lady, captures the essence of the two worlds - sophisticated yet with a compelling energy that makes her seem like a home town girl.
Born and raised in the Alle-Kiski Valley region of Western Pennsylvania - (Anybody ever heard of Bull Creek?) - next to her daughter, Monica, Shawnee has devoted her career and interests to inspiring others through teaching and performing as a jazz vocalist.
Her educational consulting company, 20th Century Staff Development & Consulting is just one of the successful outgrowths from her years as a teacher, principal, and staff developer.
During these years she has also enthusiastically delighted audiences - here and abroad - as a jazz vocalist with a flair for blues, swing, and contemporary.
Today, audiences are in awe wondering what it is about her that impresses them the most - her voice or her personality. Her followers are thrilled that Shawnee has finally put her captivating style on a CD.
Shawnee is branching out!! Included in her singing engagements, you will be able to see her acting in roles portraying past great jazz characters.