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The Masque Remains


John Kilgore (pictured), director of Masque Sound & Recording since 1986, has purchased the studio from third-generation owners Geoff and James Shearing, renaming it John Kilgore Sound & Recording ( With the recent introduction of Masque Entertainment division, Geoff and James Shearing will be able to focus more on Masque Entertainment.

“This studio is one of the gems of the New York City recording scene,” Kilgore said. “When the opportunity arose to carry on the tradition under my own banner, I couldn’t let it pass. The recent closings of some of New York’s best-known studios have, in a bittersweet way, increased the opportunities for the facilities that remain.”