Ryan Shaw is a drummer who performs and/or records with Michael Bublé, Seth MacFarlane, Bill Holman, Gilbert Castellanos, Richard Shelton, Graham Dechter, Melissa Morgan, and many more. Performing throughout Southern California, Ryan has performed at most of the best Jazz clubs in the area including the Blue Whale, Catalina, Vitello’s, Vibrato, Spaghettini, and more. He can also be seen traveling regularly throughout the United States and internationally.
Shaw began his musical pursuits at the age of five on piano. By age eight, he began studying percussion and got his first drum set at the age of ten. He began playing at his church regularly while participating in his school’s band, marching band, and jazz band and eventually graduated from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music with a degree in Jazz Studies.
In addition to his vast experience as a performer in many jazz contexts, Shaw can also been seen frequently performing with various pop and indie groups as well as at a variety of churches in the Los Angeles area. Shaw has had the opportunity to perform with John Clayton, Russell Malone, Larry Koonse, Bob Sheppard, Dan Higgins, Gerald Clayton, Chuck Berghofer, Christian Jacob, Bob McChesney, Graham Dechter, Alex Frank, Bruce Forman, Rob Lockhart, Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, and more, and has had the opportunity to study with Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, Roy McCurdy, Aaron Serfaty, and Joe LaBarbera.
Shaw currently lives in Los Angeles, and spends his time outside of music entertaining a number of hobbies including video editing, baseball, and watching classic movies.