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Shane Del Robles performs and bandleads early-20th-century American music.
Del & The Rad Rompers, Mud In Your Moonshine, and Come Back, Shane! converge players of Traditional Jazz, Country Blues, and Western Swing under his leadership.
He has sidemaned with Braincloud, Tamar Korn, The New Wonders, and The Xylopholks.
Del has accompanied dance classes since high school. He works for Alvin Ailey, Marymount Manhattan, The New School, and Mark Morris. He performs for a multitude of technique classes and for social-vernacular-dances: Swing Dance, Blues Dance, Burlesque, West African, Nikolais, Graham, O'Donnell, Taylor, Horton, and Limón.
Del studies music with Jason Marsalis.
He has taken one or more private lessons with Matt Wilson, Mark Guiliana,
Kenny Washington, Shannon Powell, Mark Reilly, John Riley, Kendrick Scott, Yoel Paez Gonzalez, M'Bemba Bangora, Mangue Sylla, Matt Vander Ende,
Billy Drummond, David Langlouis,
Damien Bassman, 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
He graduated with honors from El Paso Community College, A.A.
Del is the first American drummer to have earned a Performance Master's from Berklee College of Music.
His major influences include:
Lingering dinners in Spain
The traditional jazz musicians of St. Louis, New York, and Tokyo
The Brooklyn venues Maison Premiere,
St. Mazie, Cafe Velo
His heroes Max Roach, Zooty Singleton,
Baby Dodds, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Washboard Sam, Jimmie Rodgers,
The Carter Family, Bob Wills, Derek Sivers, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbeck,
Wynton Marsalis, and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Although based in Harlem, New York, Del has lived in Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Washington DC, California, Kansas, Missouri, and Valencia Spain.