About Us

Dead Horse Records

Founded in March 2001 in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, NY. Co-founders Travis Shook and Veronica Nunn started the label in response to the dwindling of major jazz labels and the increasing cutbacks on new artists being signed.  Their idea, similar to many artists at the time, was to have a label where they could consistently record their own music, produce and may their own CDs available for distribution.

Our Mission

To preserve music and it’s artistry with a commitment to quality and excellence. To enhance artist growth and performance through Worldwide education and documentation.

We are not just a record label. We are an enterprise whose mission is to further education through performance. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with other liked minded organizations to produce events and to engage in music education exchange (see our partners). We also have educational services geared to performance etiquette. These sessions are conducted around the world.

More Than Just a Record Label

In addition to recording music and partnering with other like-minded organizations,  we also provide music lessons as well as produce a monthly podcast.

Podcast

This unique educational/entertainment podcast ouches upon subjects that are not usually discussed during interviews with jazz musicians. Each month hostess Veronica Nunn and one featured guest artist explores “things that scare us” through the art of storytelling.

Music Instructions

We have instructive Vocal and Instrumental Master Classes and Private Lessons that are designed to assist the student in understanding their relationship with the music, their instrument and the audience.