Creative Partners

Founding Partner

Headshot of Adam De LuciaAdam De Lucia is a musician / composer / producer who has pulled out all the stops to make Hi-Bred Productions successful. He has several personas at the studio beside his dedicated guitar playing and composing. Since its founding in 2004, Mr. De Lucia has networked with all of the Creative Partners himself to secure their participation. He has designed album art-work and labored as an Art Director and conceptualist to lead other Design professionals to create album art-work.

He develops and deploys an impressive array of marketing strategies, including rich media, showcase and static banner advertisements, spins at local businesses such as America’s Cup (Asbury Park) and Turnstile (Belmar), blogging, promotional downloads, submitting news items for online syndication, and an online presence, including this ever-evolving Official Band Website and profiles at five social networks—All About Jazz, SoundCloud, ReverbNation, YouTube and Facebook. Playing all guitars on his original compositions, he has released several singles and EP albums of his music under the name Adam De Lucia’s Tektonics, which features some of the best local talent in the world.

Current Partners

Michael Ghegan read bio », Timothy Lefebvre read bio », Jordan Perlson, Chris Tarry read bio ».

Michael Ghegan is among the most expressive and in-demand multi-instrumentalists on the contemporary scene. A few of his credits include: writing/producing – Ellen Degeneres, Extra, The Bachelor; scoring – Jack Halloween; performing – The Allman Brothers, Jamiroquai, Keiko Matsui and as the featured saxophone soloist for Justin Timberlake.

Timothy Lefebvre, one of the most skilled and sought after bass players in New York, has been heard on The Apprentice, The Sopranos, 30 Rock and Oceans 12, to name a few. Most recently he has appeared with Chris Botti, Jenni Alpert, Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music and many others.

Chris Tarry is an internationally celebrated electric bass player based in New York City. With three Juno awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, eight Juno award nominations, and other high profile accolades he has established himself as one of North America’s top musicians.

Past Creative Partners

Ila Cantor read bio », Katy Hylton read bio », Thomas Calabrese, Jason Karpiak, Michael Somers, Sean Wayland.

Ila Cantor is a serious jazz guitar player who has studied with John Scofield and attended classes at Parsons The New School for Jazz. This prodigy has played at NYC’s Iridium and the 55 Bar before turning 19, accomplishing a feat that some veteran professionals have not.

Katy Hylton is a singer, composer, and conductor originally from Mendon, NY. She has written contemporary popular songs for voice and guitar / piano. She graduated with a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

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