domenica 7 settembre 2014


An honors graduate of Humber College’s Jazz and Contemporary Music program, where he was awarded the Gordon and Anne Wragg Music Scholarship for academic and performance achievement, Shafton has also studied privately with iconic Canadian bass player-composers such as Chris Tarry, Rich Brown, Kieran Overs, and Mike Downes.He maintains a busy freelance schedule performing and recording in support of numerous groups and artists from wide-ranging genres including jazz, R’n’B, rock, folk, hip hop, country and musical theatre and has shared the stage with eminent jazz artists such as David Gilmore, Robi Botos, Waleed Abdulhamid, Daniel Barnes, Michael and Gordon Webster, and Jamie Reynolds.In addition to driving Shafton Thomas Group’s quest to conquer the world, Shafton also maintains a busy gigging schedule performing with Newfoundland-grown hip-hop up-and-comers Large LIVE n’ Direct; Regina-based piano-pop sensation Jeffery Straker Band, former Mike Bullard Show House Band guitarist Mark Patterson’s Trio Project and recently held the bass chair in Angelwalk Theatre’s Dora-nominated production of I Love You, Because at Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. SHAFTON THOMAS GROUP

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