individual brings many levels of expertise to every project. Shane plays
guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. He writes, arranges and reads music.
Extensive experience programming synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and
MIDI gear combined with his sensitive ear, natural musicality and engineering
skills enable him to pull all the the right elements together in the studio.
A formal music education
culminated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami
Classmates included Bruce Hornsby, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorious, Steve
Morse and the Dixie Dregs, Hiram Bullock, Mark Egan and Phyllis
Hyman. After touring for a couple of years, Shane and another Miami
classmate, Ward Camp, set up shop in Newark, DE and began writing and
recording together. They recruited a band and together seven years,
"BAD SNEAKERS" performed live 200+ nights per year up and down the East
Coast in venues from D.C. to
New York city. The group produced, recorded and released three albums on
their own label and
shot an internationally distributed video.
the group disbanded in 1986, Shane was offered a job in New York at CALLIOPE
STUDIOS, and was thrown into the world of hiphop, sampling and MIDI sequencing.
The harmonic anarchy and fresh, irreverent approach of these rappers immediately
attracted him to the possibilities for "accidental musicality"
when people with no traditional music training get their hands
on drum machines and samplers. The hiphop musicians almost
entirely focus on the beat, oblivious to any harmonic dissonance
that may crop up in the process. Thus began a musical adventure
as he learned how to make music in a very new and unconventional
Demand for his engineering expertise and laidback, open-minded
attitude quickly grew. With his broad musical background, it wasn't long
before his talents as a producer were also recognized. In the process he
acquired a nickname, "the DOCTOR". This unique combination of experience
on both sides of the console is precisely what makes him so valuable in
has numerous GOLD and PLATINUM awards as a PRODUCER, MIXER and ENGINEER.
His work has been GRAMMY nominated several times. From 1991 to 1995, as
a writer for WARNER-CHAPPELL MUSIC, he wrote tracks with many artists in
the US and the UK. In
1993, he co-produced and mixed the GOLD and GRAMMY award winning debut LP
from DIGABLE PLANETS. In 1995 he produced and mixed the debut
LP from the JUNO award winning Canadian group, BASS is BASE.
1998, Shane signed a co-publishing deal with legendary music publisher
Freddy Bienstock of CARLIN AMERICA. Three tracks from the first JeepJazz Project
CD can be found in the film "HIGH ART", which won best screenplay at the
1998 Sundance Film Festival. Although he prefers to be musically involved,
Shane did appear on camera doing a scene with Brandy and Diana Ross when
he was Music Supervisor for the
film "DOUBLE PLATINUM". Many JeepJazz Project selections have been
featured in independent and major motion pictures, Sports programming,
TV drama and talk shows in countries all over the world.
Shane took a break from the music business to develop his other
passion, technology and computing. He has become a systems
management subject matter expert and technical architect,
specializing in Altiris software. It is used by many Fortune 500
companies to manage their computers and other IT assets and he
has written several "Altiris Cookbooks" on this
career making music and another managing computers. It continues
to be an interesting journey which has kept him at the
intersection of technology and creativity. At the end of the
day, technology is only as good as the human beings hitting the
buttons. The right person makes all the
When you're ready to take
your music or computer project to the next level, call the "DOCTOR".