Born in Philadelphia, PA. Sharyn's introduction to music
began at age four. She had fallen down the stairs while
playing with her doll. The doll shattered and she began
to cry. Her father lifted her into his arms and sang "Smile."
As a kid, Sharyn would dance to the
music of Dick Clark's "American Bandstand." As a
young teen, she could be seen on the set of the Dick
Clark Show. At 16, she discovered Jazz and tuned
into "W.H.A.T." radio, Friday with Frank." On Saturdays,
she would listen to radio announcer Joel Dorn, who played
some of the greatest Jazz she had ever heard, but Sharyn
wanted to hear Jazz live.
She started frequenting Jazz clubs
in Philly like "Showboat" and "Peps" where she listened
to the intimate performances of Lambert Hendrix & Ross,
Mose Allison, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter
and other Jazz greats. After High school, Sharyn
won Miss Pennsylvania in the
Miss World Contest.
This led to a modeling, TV and film
career with credits including: Cat
Girl on Bat Man, The Rockford
Files, Kojak, The Odd Couple, Hook Line & Sinker, Westworld
and Funny Lady. At 26, Sharyn cured herself of a
degenerative disease with an intensive nutritional program.
Sharyn studied and became a naturopathic
doctor to fulfill a dream to help others. She now
lectures nationwide on the many benefits of her healthy
life style program.
At the turn of the millennium and especially
after 9/11, Sharyn realized how fleeting life is and how
precious each moment is to us all! She was compelled
to look deeply into herself and ask if there was something
else she always wanted to do that had not yet been realized.
The passionate answer was, "to be a torch singer of
romantic standards". With that, this journey began.
She was inspired to sing about love and that has been her
quest for this album.