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Shane Del Robles is an New York based performer and bandleader of early-20th-century American music.
His three bands, Del & The Rad Rompers, Mud In Your Moonshine, and Come Back, Shane! bring together some of the foremost players of Western-Swing, Country-Blues, and Traditional Jazz in the city.
He has also performed as a sideman with Braincloud, Tamar Korn, The New Wonders, and The Xylopholks.
Del specializes in accompanying dance from social-vernacular-dances to professional technique classes: Burlesque, Modern, Contemporary, West African, Swing, and Blues.
Del currently studies with Jason Marsalis.
He has taken one or more private lessons with Matt Wilson, Mark Guiliana, Shannon Powell, Yoel Paez Gonzalez, Billy Drummond, Kenny Washington, M'Bemba Bangora, Mangue Sylla, Kendrick Scott, David Langlouis,
Matt Vander Ende, Demetrius Williams, Dan Hunt, and Trevor Schrotz.
Del graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music, M.M. Contemporary Performance.
He graduated with highest honors from
The Principia College, B.A. Music, and with honors from El Paso Community College, A.A.
Del is the first American drummer to have obtained a Performance Master's from Berklee College of Music.
Although based in Harlem, New York, Del grew up in Oklahoma, Virginia, California, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.
Some of his major influences include dinners in Spain, the cities of St. Louis,
New York, and Tokyo, Maison Premiere,
St. Mazie, Cafe Velo, Max Roach, Zooty Singleton, Art Blakey, Baby Dodds, Washboard Sam, Jimmie Rodgers,
The Carter Family, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Derek Sivers, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbeck, Wynton Marsalis, and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.