Ryan Shaw began his musical pursuits at the age of five on piano. After starting drum lessons and moving with his family to San Diego, California Ryan began
attending Poway High School and participating in their Marching and Jazz Bands. He was also selected as the drummer for the SCSBOA Honor Jazz Band in 2013. Now, Ryan is pursuing his Jazz Studies degree at the University of Southern California, studying under Peter Erskine.
Outside of school, Ryan performs regularly with Gilbert Castellanos and Joshua White, and has had the opportunity to perform with Bob Sheppard, Bob McChesney, Graham Dechter, Rob Lockhart, Joshua White, Holly Hofmann, Mike Wo ord and more. Ryan has also had the opportunity to study with Je Hamilton, Peter Erskine, Roy McCurdy, Kevin Kanner, and more.
His current trio includes Kiefer Shackelford on Piano and Owen Clapp on Bass.
“We don’t have to worry about the future of Jazz with guys like these” -Gilbert Castellanos
Ryan Shaw - drums
Owen Clapp - bass
Kiefer Shackelford - piano