At the young age of 13, Shaun got to play along side Max Roach for a PBS special. It was at The Harlem School of the Arts that he not only took lessons on drumset but also on various percussive instruments such as timpani and congas but most notably the djembe. He quickly became a prodigy on djembe playing with prestigious dance companies like The National Ballet of Guinea. Shaun continued his career in college gaining a scholarship in Jazz Performance at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Shaun Kelly went on to play at Jazz and R&B clubs throughout New York City as well as touring the world with various dance companies. He currently plays for Les Nubians, Hassan Hakmoun and his own band Planet Ubiquity. Shaun not only plays drums but also sings, and often lends background vocals for the artists he works with. He has also produced music for his band where he is not only the drummer but a lyricist as well.