Denis Shebukhov was born in Vyatskie Polyany, Russia on March 28, 1976. His first introduction to live music was through his father’s singing. At the age of 8 he started his music education at the local music school. His first instrument was a bayan (Russian form of accordion), but very soon he switched to the tuba. In 1993, he was accepted to Kirov College of Music where he studied tuba and electric bass. Soon after moving to Kirov, Denis got his first gig playing bass with the dance theatre Dimka. After winning a regional brass competition in Vladimir he was asked to continue his education in Glinka Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod. Very soon after moving to Nizhny Novgorod, he started working with Alexander Shishkin, Lev Tishin, Vladimir Makarov and Alexander Rozmari. Later, he worked with Mikhail Petropavlovsky and Dima Trifonov, two well-known Russian jazz musicians. During this period, he had a chance to perform at Nizhny Novgorod International Jazz Festivals as well as numerous other gigs. In 2000, Denis moved to the United States, and after a few years of teaching and playing the electric bass he was accepted to Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he studied string bass. As a student at WMU he was a member of the vocal jazz group Gold Company, Advanced Jazz Combo, Gradus Quartet and many other student groups. He played with many well-known local and musicians including: Terry Lower, Keith Hall, Lana Hawkins, Barry Ross, Ron Di Salvio, Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra, Ken Morgan, Jean Prosper, Bob Ricci, Marci Linn Band, Steve Talaga, Danny Barber and many others. In 2014 he performed with well-known comedian Don Rickles. Soon after finishing his Master's at WMU Denis took a gig with Holland America Line, a cruise ship company, where he currently works as a band leader, playing bass as well as singing.