Shajuan

Who Is Shajuan?

Well, He's Not Just That Guy That Over Dresses At Benihana...

Having Been Around For Awhile, Shajuan Has Been Called Many Things---> Singer...Songwriter...Fat A**...Producer...Irresponsible...Obsessive...And Of Course, Irresponsible Obsessive Fat A** .

Oh, And Let's Not Forget Useless...But Really Only When He Is Trying To Be Helpful At Benihana, Or Play The Drums. But We Digress...

Here Is What Others Are Saying...After They Finally Realize Who He Is..Or Isn't:

  • "The music business often challenges us to match a voice you first hear with a face you have never seen. Accordingly, when you listen to a Shajuan vocal, it is next to impossible to surmise that the often soulful, always expressive sound you are hearing, is coming from whom you would actually see. A classic archetype; tall, dark, and handsome, Shajuan would likely remind you more of Clark Kent than Stevie Wonder, especially if you hear him play the piano. He's just plain horrible." - Illinois Entertainer
  • Website : ILLINOISENTERTAINER.COM
  • "Seemingly whatever the Shajuan vibe...Country, Classic Rock, Reggae, Contemporary Christian, Big Band, Even Musical Theatre..his orchestrations are literally all over the map. However, there always seems to be an R&B influence in nearly every note sung. From hard, funky gospel improvisation..to silky falsetto...to whispery, R&B mid-ranges..to rich, jazzy bass tones; Shajuan's vocal repetoire covers an immense amount of ground. It is hard to believe that such polished versatility can come from a guy who didn't even know how to make change, let alone sing until he was a college sophomore. Of course, most college sophomores aren't supposed to be 32 years old. This is not a bright man..." - Chicago Tribune
  • Website : CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM
  • "With his developing production capability, his current material, along with this soulful, versatile style...Shajuan may not be an artist on the rise to popularity. But then again, the Public streams Kid Rock records by the boatload...So I guess anything is theoretically possible..." - Voyage Chicago
  • Website : VOYAGECHICAGO.COM
  • "Early in his career, a third place finish in the year end Amateur Competition at N.Y.C.'s world famous Apollo Theatre landed Shajuan return engagements, as one of numerous opening acts for Chuckii Booker, Colonel Abrams, Big Daddy Kane, and David Peaston. He also was able to garner studio session work for legendary producer/writers like Joshua "JT Guitar Icon" Thompson (George Benson, Joe, Alicia Keys, Etc.), and Gordon "Electric Kingdom" Bahary (Stevie Wonder, Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Hancock, Etc.). But before he could do any real damage with his Tupperware sales pitch, or his leechy personality...he usually got banished from the premises." - The Chicago Reader
  • Website : CHICAGOREADER.COM

Industry Related Skills

SOBBING 100%
MUCOUS MAINTENANCE DURING SOBBING 90%
NOTATION EDITING75%
DISPLACED CRITICISM80%
PROJECTIVE CRITICISM WHEN OTHERS ARE SOBBING90%
Photoshop 55%

Views & News

The Views & News page is the most frequently updated here at shajuan.com...primarily due to the idea that it is the only one we actually know how to edit. So let's just sit back, relax, and enjoy this journalistic section of (almost) essential information about the world according to a giant*, pseudo-celebrity* windbag (*once again let's not forget useless).

Views And News: "Multi-Tasking In This Post-Eclipse Millenium / Making The Class Trip While Still Maintaining Solid Dental Hygienea"

May - June - July - August 2024

Although it apparently doers not qualify as the planets aligning, this year's Solar Eclipse came and went, presumably without much worldwide ocular trauma. And methinks it a good thing (Yawn...another Nerdy Shakerspearean reference). Yes..well, contrary to conventional delusion, modern medicine is not necessarily superior in other seemingly more enlightened metropolises on our fair planet (Pardon the DC reference - although Superman can actually pull his own wisdom teeth). And contrary to conventional wisdom, big decisions don’t always have to coincide with January 1st, let alone another cosmological lap around the galaxy. Consequently, because they come in all shapes and sizes (the decisions, not the molars), I like to declare Fiscal New Year’s Resolutions. Especially right around April 15th. That is, shortly after a stiff cocktail and a good cry. I know it is not the end of the world (excuse the serendipitous pun). It's just that, unfortunately for me these days, my actual shape is much more planetary. Trudat Gee...I've become more circular, and loaded with carbon critical mass. You know, I remember not too long ago when the term “fat“ meant “cool“ and “solid“. And suddenly, one day you wake up, and the word has turned into something all warm and steamy, and too big to manage with one hand. With or without giant pliers. Yeah, that is the tool I absolutely require...to tighten my belt in this economy. Anyway, in the coming weeks, as I'm supposed to administer said 'resolution', I figured on trying to return to some semblance of what I’m supposed to be...as nebulous as that sounds. Whatever it is, I can say it definitely will include flossing. And speaking of tedious dental maintenance, such a resolution will also involve the engineering and production of some new tracks...No..No..Really. And with said, here’s hoping they are met with the same acclaim and accolades that the previous batch enjoyed - - Which would be two thumbs up, a recommendation from a Top 50 Lebanese oral surgeon, plus a letter of praise from my fifth grade teacher Miss Turner. Well, you know what "they"* say (*the ones who still have their wisdom teeth)...If You're Weak When You're Ten, Try Not To Peak When You're Ten....Now Just Relax - SJ :)

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Media & Tour

The Media Section Involves The Idea That Shajuan Is Actually Responsible For A Poorly Ventilated Warehouse Full Of Music, Literature, And Performances On Stage And Screen...And Most Of It His Own Creation (Yeah...So What ?)

 

Well For Some Reason, Some Of It May Be Of Interest To A Few Or Maybe Even One Of You.

If So...You May Now Click The Links Below To Hop Aboard Shajuan's
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Tour Stops

The Tour Stop Area Is A Relatively Deep History Of Mostly Impromptu Performances From Shajuan...Which Is Really More Threatening Than Most Of Us Realize. Maybe Some Of You Caught One Of These. If So, Just Leave Your Address, And We Will Refund Your Cover..Minus The Delivery Fees.

With The Legendary J.P. & Jenny At The South Barrington Bar And Grill On Saturday October 9th In Historic South Barrington, Illinois. Your Patience, Cat Calls, And Unmentionables Were Appreciated :)

J.P. And Jenny

South Barrington Club

With The Legendary Margaret Murphy Webb At Benny's Chop House On Saturday August 27th In Historic Chicago, IL. Your Patience, Cat Calls, And Unmentionables Were Appreciated :)

Margaret Murphy Webb

Benny's Chop House

With The Legendary Orchestra 33 At The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena And Grill On Saturday June 20th In Historic Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Your Patience, Cat Calls, And Unmentionables Were Appreciated :) .

Orchestra 33

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

With The Legendary Blue Olives At The House Of Blues On Saturday April 23rd In Historic Chicago, Illinois. Your Patience, Cat Calls, And Unmentionables Were Appreciated :)

Blue Olives

House Of Blues Chicago

With The Legendary Cast Of Guys Like Musicals Too - A Cabaret At Cafe 410 On Saturday February 19th In Historic Highwood, Illinois. Your Patience, Cat Calls, And Unmentionables Were Appreciated :)

Guys Like Musicals Too-A Cabaret

Club 410

Contact Info & Links

The Contact Info And Links Department Is Where You Can Get In Touch With Shajuan, Or Book A Connecting Trip To One Of Shajuan's Recommended Destinations. Unless You Just Want To Be Like Everyone Else, And Fly Direct To Links To The Stars..Kinda :)