Shelby Johnson is a self proclaimed music snob who fell in love with Jazz at an early age, listening to the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He really fell in love with swing music in the 6th grade thanks to a music appreciation class and started playing Jazz in the 8th grade after three years in band as a drummer and percussionist at Blendon Middle School in Westerville, Ohio. At Westerville North High School, Shelby started playing the Vibraphone and would transpose his parts for most pieces as many pieces didn’t provide written music for his instrument. This developed Shelby’s ear for music that was a huge catalyst for him catching the swing dance bug in 2011 in Orlando, Florida and boy what kind of journey that has started. Two years later Shelby became one of the premier DJ’s in the Southeast being featured at exchanges in Florida and South Carolina. In 2013 Shelby moved to Dallas, TX where he continues to deliver awesome syncopated tunes for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and Collegiate Shag. Shelby’s passion for social dancing, teaching and competing landed him the 2016 Frankie Manning Ambassador Scholarship to Herrang Dance Camp where he expanded his knowledge on Jazz Dance and Music History.