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Shayna Dulberger Quartet

"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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New Album
Ache & Flutter


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All tracks written, arranged and composed by Shayna Dulberger
Recorded February 19, 2013 by Peter Karl’s Studios Brooklyn, NY
Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Goldberger
Design by Stephanie Lak & Shayna Dulberger
Photo by Peter Gannushkin
Liner notes by William Parker

Yoni Kretzmer- tenor saxophone
Chris Welcome- guitar
Shayna Dulberger- upright bass
Carlo Costa- drums

Yoni Kretzmer
tenor saxophone
Chris Welcome guitar
Shayna Dulberger upright bass
Carlo Costa drums

Formed in 2011 and based out of New York City, this band performs instrumental music with 1960s Jazz/Post Punk/World influences. Original tunes by Dulberger written for herself (upright bass), Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax), Chris Welcome (guitar) and Carlo Costa (drums). This band is creatively modern sounding with rowdy as well as tender moments. Shayna has been in the NYC scene since 2004 and is most known for her work with Ras Moshe, Bill Cole and William Parker. “Acoustic bassist, Shayna Dulberger, is another important new musician to watch…” Downtown Music Gallery. “Bassist Shayna Dulberger has become an important presence on the local free-jazz scene.” Time Out New York ”…ever-inventive Shayna Dulberger on bass—she’s a strong soloist and superb accompanist.” Exclaim

Listen to 3 of 11 tracks off of Ache & Flutter


Shayna Dulberger Quartet April 2013 Tour Dates!

THURSDAY APRIL 11th Twins Jazz
1344 U Street NW Washington DC 20009

FRIDAY APRIL 12th City Folk’s Farm Shop
4760 North High Street Columbus, OH 43214

SATURDAY APRIL 13thWells Cultural Center
638 North St., Lafayette, IN 47901

SUNDAY APRIL 14th Hungry Brain
2319 West Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60618

MONDAY APRIL 15th The Comet
4579 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati, OH

TUESDAY APRIL 16th Mahall’s 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Ave Lakewood, OH 44107

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17th Highwire Gallery
2040 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125

Musician Bio's
Shayna Dulberger is an upright bassist who has been living and working in NYC since 2005. She has worked with many artists including William Parker, Ras Moshe, Bill Cole, Warren Smith, Joe Daley, Walter Wright, Chris Welcome, Jonathan Moritz, Darius Jones and Jason Nazary. Dulberger has performed throughout the USA, Canada, Isreal, Berlin and Amsterdam. She has been playing upright bass since 1995 and attended Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (BM/2005). She studied with Mike Richmond, Linda McKnight, Todd Coolman, Ralph Bowen, Vic Juris and others. Dulberger is most active in the improvised and experimental music genre. Time Out New York wrote "Led by bassist Shayna Dulberger, TheKillMeTrio [SR/2006] is one of the stronger avant-jazz groups we’ve heard in some time." Her second album The Basement Recordings (SR/2011), is a collection of recorded loops. Her approach was far from a proper studio and the overdub technique. "No more than a patch of wilderness is The Basement Recordings uniformly beautiful and vibrant" New York City Jazz Record. Dulberger plans on releasing a Quartet album in 2013. To keep up to date with Shayna please contact her via email.

Before moving to NYC in 2010, Jerusalem born tenor saxophonist and composer Yoni Kretzmer was an active member in the growing Tel Aviv nu-music scene leading various groups such as"New Dilemma" (chamber/free jazz string quintet) and "Far From Home" (free/folk quintet with two acoustic guitars). For the premier of "New Dilemma" (Jerusalem/Khan Theater) Tel Aviv Jazz Festival Producer Barack Weiss wrote for NANA “It has been a long time since I have last experienced such a sincere and impressive performance, in its willingness of the artist to expose the full force of his most inner feelings.” Kretzmer has been a sideman for Albert Beger, Harold Rubin and performed and curated many shows and festivals including October Jazz Fest, Red Sea Jazz Festival and Tel Aviv Jazz festival. Yoni attended the American School of Modern Music (Paris, France) and has studied with Rick Margitza, Matthieu Donarier, Ellery Eskelin and Assif Tsahar.  He currently leads “Two Bass Quartet” (Sean Conly, Reuben Radding, Mike Pride) and “66 Boxes” (Daniel Levin, Eyal Maoz, Andrew Drury) and has released four CD`s under his own name: New Dilemma (Tanchelson, Cohen-Shani, Ettun, Feinglod), One Afternoon  (Jacoby, Fershtman), Nevertheless (Ajemian, Pride) and Overlook (Levy, Ran, Peskoff). New Dilemma was rated top five in Ha`aretz.  Kretzmer actively runs record label Out Now Recordings with two other well known Israeli musicians Ido Bukelman and Yair Yona. More info at

From sparse chamber-jazz to spastic avant-metal, Chris Welcome lends his unique voice to a variety of ensembles. He performs regularly with Mothguts, Sam Mickens’ Ecstatic Showband and Revue, Trio Caveat, Mike Pride, Ben Gerstein, Daniel Carter, Shayna Dulberger, Jonathan Moritz, James Ilgenfritz, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kirk Knuffke, and many others. As a composer, he has written extensively for his own quartet and for various chamber ensembles.  His compositions often combine the space and pointillism of Webern and Cage, with extended techniques, and a loose, Jazz sensibility. Chris Welcome attendedRutgers University where he studied closely with Vic Juris, StanleyCowell, and Ralph Bowen. He was born in 1980 in New York, grew up in the Chicago area where he studied guitar with Frank Portolese. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Carlo Costa Italian-american drummer Carlo Costa, was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. For the past six years he has been living in New York City where he keeps busy as a leader and sideman in a variety of musical contexts. He currently leads or co-leads Minerva (w/ bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and pianist JP Schlegelmilch), Natura Morta (w/ bassist Sean Ali and violist Frantz Loriot), a trio with clarinetist/saxophonist Joachim Badenhorst and guitarist Todd Neufeld, Crepuscular Activity (w/ flutist Yukari), a duo with guitarist Ryan Ferreira, and the large ensemble Acustica.



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