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
  • "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 silky whispery, R&B 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
  • "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
  • "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, and Big Daddy Kane. He also was able to garner an opportunity to open as a solo act for David Peaston in trendy jazz clubs around Manhattan, and 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.). A ways back, some of his co-written originals even started to put Shajuan on the map. "Best Of My Heart" helped Shajuan capture a spot in the finals of WGCI's Chicago Home Jam Competition, and he was selected to perform with, and in front of many industry luminaries at 107.5FM's Annual Music Seminar. But before he could do any real damage with his Tupperware sales pitch, or his leechy personality...he was banished from the premises." - The Chicago Reader

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Views & News

The Views & News page is the most frequently updated here at 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).

Master of Fine Arts & Graphic Design

Views: "Try Having A Point / Convincing Idiots Of Their Stupidity"

May - June - July - August 2023

They say the beginning of April is called the fools new year. Well I think that if you haven't figured out by now (the fifth month in the Gregorian calendar) that we are now into another slab of 365 ribs, then you're not a fool…You're a Doofus. And there is a marked difference between the two. Obviously, only a foolish doofus with mistake…Say a hairy fool for a bearded doofus. And again, for those of you who never paid much attention in class, a doofus is a fool without the ability to reason poorly. Ho-ho (contrived laughter), if we all got five dollars every time we bumped into a doofus on the subway...I mean we would all least three dollars. Now I realize that is a loaded example, seeing that here in 2023, there are now apparently more doofuses than ever riding the subways of our fair continent* (*As I've gotten older, it has always a bit unsettling using that word..just for the digestive implications alone...but I digress). Current trends for inclusion have helped litter the political landscape with doofuses. From Brooklyn to Anaheim, doofuses hold some of the most influential positions in government, and the rodeo clown industry (which are really the same thing when you get right down to it). The average North American doofus hibernates in snowy climbs in winter; only to venture out of its cave during the summer months to play with electrical wiring, use bad grammar, cut its own hair, and spill ketchup on its dress shoes. Not so easy to do with a pointed hat on, believe me. Anyway, Please...Don't Be A Doofus – Stay In School-(fus) - SJ :)

Senior graphic design specialist

News: "Resolve To Do What You Love / Unless Most People Hate You For It"

May - June - July - August 2023

As a rule, some of us begin a new phase in our lives by changing our occupational direction. But sometimes...we are not maybe as realsitic as we should be. We even tell our children to "Find Something That You Love, And Do It For A Living". But ...there is always another side to that manhole cover that never seems to get talked about realistically either. And that is - Are you at least halfway decent at it, so that 1) You don't starve, and 2) No one wants to be associated (let alone seen) with you as a result of your career choice, and its distinct lack of...well...sense? It is ostensibly true that talent is likely something with which you are born. However, it is also an absolute shame all of us are not born with the talent or ability to recognize that maybe we are devoid of any. If we really decided to be "sus" about our true creative prowess, we might actually learn something. And yes, it is something we will likely immediately regret. Consequently, it is of this I will be mindfuI, if I come up with a song that seems like it is being as well received as Billy Bob Thorton singing the National Anthem at a Toronto Blue Jays game (Or maybe just Thornton singing ANYTHING anywhere for that matter). Should this occur, I promise to take it to remote end of the globe, and bury it like nuclear waste. And yes, I will do this regardless of how well mixed the vocals are. Be Proud Not Loud - 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 :)