About

Brave Sound Productions is a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit recording and video production studio.

Our mission is to bring public awareness to New York City’s most artful and emotionally-vulnerable bandleaders and composers. To this end, we curate and produce high-quality music videos and provide artists access to free to low-cost recording services and fiscal sponsorship.

Founder, Austin Zhang
Founder, Austin Zhang

Impassioned by both “art for arts sake” as well as art for the issues we face, Austin’s music, visual works, writings explore aesthetic beauty as well as criticisms of social injustice, animal exploitation, and environmental destruction. He is the artistic director for Brave Sound, saxophonist for Beehive Quartet, and leader of Honesty Band.

Vice President, Michael Shapira
Vice President, Michael Shapira

In addition to serving as the Vice President of Brave Sound, you can find Mike behind the drum at notable NYC venues including Dizzy’s Club, Kitano Jazz, Tomi Jazz and the 55 Bar. In 2019, Michael also was chosen by Jazz at Lincoln Center to share the stage with Erica Von Kleist in Whitefish, Montana for a MLK memorial concert, in which he had the opportunity to work with high school students in her program as well as perform alongside her in a state-wide broadcasted radio performance.


To inquire about our artists, recording studio, or photo/videography, please see our Services page.