About Us

HighBreedMusic offers something new to music lovers everywhere: an open window looking into the vibrant world of award-winning, genre-defying artists at the top of their game – a rare chance to experience great music that is completely untainted by industry.

 

Through meaningful curation and the innovation of the world’s first Recording Lounge, located in Brooklyn’s largest artistic neighborhood, HighBreedMusic is an integral part of the culture itself.

This unique grassroots effort brings to you, in its rawest form, some of the most captivating performers from New York City and abroad. Spanning a variety of musical influences, these artists all share four essential qualities: originality, virtuosity, authenticity, and timelessness.

 

These are the artists that artists love the most, and we’ve built this platform just for you, so you can see why.

 

Grammy-Winning Artists Talk about HighBreedMusic

OUR TEAM

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TARIQ KHAN

Founder, Executive Producer, Program Director

As a record producer having worked with a vast array of musical genres and countless artists from around the globe, including several Grammy winners, Tariq Khan (Blue Note Records, Universal Music, Bilal, BigYuki) is no stranger to great artistry. In addition to being both the head music curator and HighBreedMusic’s creator, Tariq’s work as a music producer with some of New York’s finest has earned him a significant place in the culture itself. His ear for great musical talent, his relentless work ethic, and his desire to bring amazing people together has helped make HighBreedMusic what it is.

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NIKKI BIRCH

Program Co-Director, Director of Photography

Having filmed more than 1000 concert performances and recording studio sessions across New York City, Grammy-winning Videographer Nikki Birch is one of the most active live-music videographers in the country. Nikki has helped develop HighBreedMusic’s proprietary "Cinema-Verité" filming style, training our dedicated video team in this difficult coordinated hand-held technique. Nikki is known for her charm, her professionalism, and her good energy, always helping artists feel comfortable to perform at their best.

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ANGELA GIL

Artist Relations, Partnerships

After leading Marketing & Alliances efforts across EMEA for IBM, creating music festivals around the world, and immersing herself in the culture, Angela has achieved a unique balance of business & strategic understanding paired with high levels of creativity. Her reliability, positivity, and hard work has been pivotal in helping move HighBreedMusic and its team forward, while her love for music has earned her the respect and trust of some of the best talent in New York.

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NEAL LUDEVIG

Special Event Curation, Media Relations

Neal Ludevig is an event producer and festival organizer with a passion for bringing people together. As founder/producer of the Harlem Arts Festival, a platform for artists of all kinds in the Harlem community, Neal's work has garnered coverage from a number of local and national media outlets, such as CBS, ABC, NY1, The Daily News, and more. A staunch supporter of HighBreedMusic, Neal has been bringing strategic guidance, innovative ideas, and anything else he can think of to help grow the scope and awareness of this unique and powerful cultural movement.

ANDREAS HOFWEBER

JOSHUA KESSLER

Mastering Engineer

GREGORY CARMICHAEL

Audio Engineer

Marques Stewart

Assistant Audio Engineer

JACOB ZACHARIA

Audio Engineer

AHMAD CARY

Videographer

MIKI TAKASHIMA

Videographer

ISAAC CAMPBELL

Videographer

ELENI MALTAS

Event Crew

MIKE ALLEN

Videographer

TOM O'NEILL

Videographer

KARLEE WADE

Event Crew

BOB EDINGER

Event Crew

MARYLOU HUSSAIN

Accounting

MICHAEL TSUKERMAN

Piano Technician

T.J. Adorno

Event Crew

Mike Tsai

Event Crew

Paola Arcieri

Event Crew


This project is dedicated to the memory of Matlub Hussain Khan. A poet, an educator, a humanitarian, a lover of music and the arts. . .

and a truly wonderful father.

 

 


A very special thanks also goes out to the following individuals who, without their support or advice, this might never have happened: Mary Lou Hussain, Matthew Golden, Terry Slingbaum, Gregory Carmichael, Abraham Gusman, James Levine, Kervin Simms, Marty Golden, Miranda DiPerno, Eloi Bertholet, Jason Promesse, Chris Rob, Marcus Strickland, MJ, Jeff Ewusi, Jay Castro, Cleon Cato, Andreas Hofweber, Neyah Shaheen, Wayne Imbornone, Dinesh Melwani, Jaime Woods (we love you), Maureen McFadden, Hans Elder, Talib Hussain, Meghan Stabile, Bilal Oliver, Neal Ludevig, Audrey Powne, Mayah Bernamoff, Fredy Varre, Yanet Valdes, Li’nard Jackson, Robert Green, Toni Marshburn, Dean James, Michael League, Jayson Jackson, Scott Barkham, Slim Williams, The Khan family, The Birch Family, all our wonderful clients, our amazing supporters from Patreon, and of course the hundreds of amazing artists who have contributed their genius to this movement, this is all about the love you put into the music and the unique voices each of you have. It’s an honor to work with you. Peace and love.