Shane Endsley

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Shane Endsley is an American trumpeter, drummer, and composer. He is a founding member of Kneebody, as well as an active leader and sideman with other New York City jazz musicians, as well as with pop and rock musicians such as Ani DiFranco and Pearl Jam.[1]


Endsley was born in Denver, Colorado, and studied trumpet, percussion, and composition at the Eastman School of Music, where he met the other members of Kneebody. Since then, he has toured and recorded with Ani DiFranco and Steve Coleman and has done work with Slavic Soul Party, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Ravi Coltrane, John Hollenbeck and others in the downtown music and jazz scenes.[2] He resides in Brooklyn.


As leader[edit]

  • 2nd Guess (WenEnd Music, 2002)
  • Then the Other (Low Electrical, 2011)

As sideman[edit]

With Kneebody

  • Kneebody (2005)
  • Low Electrical Worker (2007)
  • Kneebody Live: Volume One' (2007)
  • Twelve Songs by Charles Ives (2009) (With Theo Bleckmann)
  • Kneebody Live: Volume Two: Live in Italy (2009)
  • You Can Have Your Moment (2010)
  • Kneebody Live: Volume Three: Live in Paris (2011)
  • The Line (2013)
  • Kneedelus (2015)
  • Anti-Hero (2017)

With Ani DiFranco

  • Reveling/Reckoning (2001)
  • So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter (2002)
  • Evolve (2003)

With Steve Coleman

  • Genesis/The Opening of the Way (1997)
  • The Sonic Language of Myth (1999)

With Jason Mraz

  • Waiting for My Rocket to Come (2002)

With Ana Egge

  • Out Past the Lights (2004)

With Slavic Soul Party

  • Bigger (2005)

With Donny McCaslin

  • Soar (2006)

With Au Revoir Simone

  • The Bird of Music (2007)

With Alex Heitlinger

  • The Daily Life of Uncle Roger (2008)


External links[edit]

  • Discography [1]