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Dallas-Fort Worth saxophonist and woodwind artist Justin Pierce began his musical career in the musically diverse region of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. He began saxophone studies at age 12, and discovered a passion for jazz in the middle school jazz ensemble. Since that time, he has performed across the United States and internationally, earned degrees in both classical and jazz styles, and taught at the secondary and college levels.

Recently, Justin was appointed as the Temporary Instructor of Woodwinds and Jazz Ensemble at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Justin is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Saxophone Performance the University of North Texas, where he also earned a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies. While at North Texas, Justin served as a graduate teaching fellow, teaching applied jazz saxophone lessons, directing the Seven O’Clock Lab Band, and assisting with the Three O’Clock Lab Band and the jazz saxophone fundamentals course. He performs jazz regularly with big bands and small groups around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. At the University of North Texas, Justin performed and/or recorded as a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band, Two O’Clock Lab Band, and Latin Jazz Band. During undergraduate studies at McNeese State University, he was named outstanding soloist at the 2008 North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison, and toured Romania for two weeks with the jazz ensemble, performing in seven cities.

As a saxophonist and woodwind performer, Justin has performed with:

  • John Clayton
  • The Temptations
  • The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • Darcy James Argue
  • Terrell Stafford
  • Wayne Newton
  • Arturo O’Farrill
  • Yosvany Terry
  • Lars Jansson
  • The Voices of London
  • Gabriel Alegria
  • The Rosana Eckert Quartet
  • “The Rat Pack Is Back” Vegas tribute show
  • Rogério Boccato and The ÁguaMarinha Trio

And productions of:

  • “Footloose”
  • “Seussical the Musical”
  • “The Drowsy Chaperone”
  • “Grease”
  • “Fame”
  • “Working”

Education

  • 2015 (in progress) – Doctor of Musical Arts (Saxophone Performance)
    University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • 2012 – Master of Music (Jazz Studies)
    University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • 2010 – Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz/Commercial Concentration)
    McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

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LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS & CLINICS

Justin mentors a diverse range of students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including middle school, high school, and college students, and adult hobbyists. Music is an art of lifetime learning, and Justin is committed to helping students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Justin offers private lessons and masterclasses in the following subjects:

  • Woodwinds (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz Arranging
  • Music Theory”
EVENTS

UPCOMING JAZZ

Saturday, February 22nd
Red River Mardi Gras & Jazz Festival, Main Stage
Downtown Sherman, Texas 8-11 PM

Thursday, February 27th
Cameron University Jazz Festival
Cameron Theater – 7:30 PM

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Justin Pierce Jazz Band at Red River Mardi Gras – Dallas/Fort Worth Jazz Band

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calendarFriday, 31 January
The Justin Pierce Jazz Band performs on February 22nd for the Red River Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival

The Justin Pierce Jazz Band performs on February 22nd for the Red River Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival

The Justin Pierce Jazz Band will be the featured performer for the in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. The Dallas jazz band will perform from 8-11 P.M. and feature Mardi Gras jazz favorites.


Sherman is EXCITED to hear you perform!

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Heather and Jeff’s Bossier City Reception – Dallas-Fort Worth Jazz Band

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calendarFriday, 28 June

Our jazz band performs often in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but we recently had the opportunity to perform in Bossier City for Heather and Jeff’s wedding reception. Thanks to Kelly from Powell Photography for these great pictures of the band! Click through to check them out.

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Thanks again to Powell Photography for the wonderful photos!


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Wednesdays at Winewood! – Dallas – Fort Worth Jazz Trio

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calendarTuesday, 23 April

Our Dallas/Fort Worth-based acoustic jazz trio performs at Winewood Grill in Grapevine every other Wednesday. Please join us for a night of fine food and drink and jazz.

Here are our upcoming dates:
Wednesday, April 24th – 6-9 PM
Wednesday, May 8th – 6-9 PM
Wednesday, May 22nd – 6-9 PM

Reservations recommended. Send me an email on the Contact page if you are coming, and we’ll play a special request for you and your date.


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Curious about our sound? Listen to some of our music before contacting us!

“L-O-V-E”
“Don’t Know Why”
Justin Pierce Jazz Group
Ashley Pierce-vocals, Justin Pierce-saxophone, Sean Giddings-piano, Dan Parr-bass, Greg Sadler-drums

“I’m Comin’ Home” (New Orleans Brass Band Sound)
Chad Willis – Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Jordan Tucker – Alto Sax, Justin Pierce – Tenor Sax, Gilberto Contreras – Guitar, Ken Perkerwicz – Bass, John Salmon – Drums

BOOKING

HIRE JUSTIN

E-mail Justin to reserve your date!

Look no further for a Dallas-Fort Worth jazz band or saxophonist for your event!  The Justin Pierce Jazz Band performs for wedding receptions, holiday parties, Christmas parties, and corporate events.  The instrumentation consists of: vocals, saxophone, piano, bass, and drums.  Repertoire and songlist can be tailored to your event and can include background music as well as dance music.  The DFW jazz band performs swing band music, bossa nova, blues, Motown, the music of Frank Sinatra, smooth jazz, and 60s and 70s R&B.  Our song list can be viewed as a PDF file in the link below. Special requests by clients not listed on our song list are always welcome!

Justin Pierce Jazz Band Song List

To book the Justin Pierce Jazz Band, please contact Justin Pierce with the form below, or call (409) 658-5281.