About Shayna Dulberger
Bassist Shayna Dulberger draws inspiration from straight ahead jazz, free jazz, noise, classic and post punk, western and eastern classical music. She has performed in ensembles led by William Parker, Ras Moshe, Bill Cole and Charles Gayle. She currently leads her own quartet and a solo upright bass project which intertwines composition and improvisation. She is the upright bassist in Jonathan Moritz’s Trio and Chris Welcome’s Quartet as well as the electric bassist in Cellular Chaos with one of her longtime heroes Weasel Walter. In every performance she pushes herself into the unknown whether through composed, strictly improvised or anything in between. Shayna lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with her husband, composer and guitarist Chris Welcome. They have a noise project together called HOT DATE. Dulberger (b. 1983) is from Mahopac, NY. She attended Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division in High School then received a Bachelor of Music from Mason Gross School of The Arts Conservatory, Rutgers University of New Jersey.
"Shayna Dulberger is an integral part of that generation who has made the commitment to unlocking further mysteries inside the tone world."
William Parker, Ache & Flutter Liner Notes
"One notices Dulberger’s playing immediately - simply put, she’s a monster."
Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record
"Her full-throttle quartet, covers... expansive ground, citing influences from Paul Chambers to Ornette Coleman to Ahmad Jamal."
Shaun Brady, Philadelphia City Paper
"Dulberger provides the music’s muscular backbone: she drops assertive accents, judiciously prods her cohorts without getting in anyone’s way, and contributes seething solo work that hints at the playing of one of her mentors, William Parker"
Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
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