J E F F R A B H A N
Chair of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York University.
Creative Director at Trifecta Consulting.
Words by Michelle Sullivan
Illustration by Grace Lee (www.graceleeillustrator.com)
New York is a symbol of aspiration and faith, a place where writers, musicians, painters and opportunists come to realise their dreams. Each ambitious soul fuels the energy of the city. It does not make logical sense that so many people live in such a confined space, yet by the grace of God it works.
If you come to New York and begin to work at a certain level within the music business, you will meet Jeff Rabhan. With a career spanning more than 20 years in the business, he has worked across all aspects, from management and major labels, to marketing and print media. He has worked with a plethora of artists including Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Branch, Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Snoop Doggy Dog and DMX.
In some cases it can take several lifetimes to arrive at the point of best fit. In what feels to be the second act of his career, Jeff Rabhan is an educator and the Chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University. Jeff is a strong personality; he freely speaks his opinions, and is a trusted and respected confidant to his peers. He is passionate about nurturing the future minds of the music business, the New York community, and what needs to be done to support modern music culture.