A Creative Music and Live Recording Studio

For 10 years, ShapeShifter Lab was a 4,200 square foot performance space in Park Slope/ Gowanus area in Brooklyn. Opened in 2011, we host the world’s most innovative artists who are looking for a flexible platform to present their work.

Bass player Matthew Garrison, son of Jimmy Garrison (bass player for John Coltrane), is the co-owner and creative director with his business partner, Fortuna Sung. With many years as a successful touring musician under his belt, Matt and his team have designed the space with versatility in sound, lighting and layout, each of which can be tailored to each artist. With state-of-the-art equipment and raw space, Matt and his team are creating something truly unique and desperately needed in today’s venue scene in New York City.

In 2021, we entered a transitional era. Though we do not currently have a brick-and-mortar location, we are hopeful and excited for the future.