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:
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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:
Upcoming Public Events
For the most up-to-date information on performances, find us on Facebook @jpiercemusic.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
“Jazz at the Lake”
Beaumont Event Centre, Beaumont, Texas – 5:30 PM
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
“Jazz On Main”
Downtown Area, Farmersville, Texas, 7 PM
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Beaumont Jazz and Blues Festival, Main Stage
Beaumont Civic Center, Beaumont, Texas – 6 PM
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Cameron University Jazz Festival
Cameron Theater – 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Red River Mardi Gras & Jazz Festival, Main Stage
Downtown Sherman, Texas – 8 PM
As long as I have played music, I have always enjoyed performing on Vandoren reeds on both saxophone and clarinet. Their consistency, quality, and beautiful tone make them a natural recommendation for students and professionals. For these reasons, I am thrilled to partner with DANSR, Inc. as a Vandoren Regional Artist, presenting clinics and masterclasses at schools across the region. Music teachers who would like to host a free Vandoren masterclass for your saxophones, clarinets, or jazz band may fill out the Contact Form. Please include your name, school name, possible clinic dates/times, and desired topics (ex. articulation, reed selection, all-state masterclass, jazz improvisation). Looking forward to visiting your school soon!
On Sunday, August 2nd, Justin will perform with Alex Fraile (alto sax), Demarcus Baysmore (guitar), Young Heo (bass), and Lupe Barrera (drums) for the “All-Star Jazz for Charity” event. The concert will be held at the Kitchen Cafe Dallas (17370 Preston Rd. #415, Dallas, TX) and will feature top jazz musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The Justin Pierce Jazz Band performed on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 in Beaumont, Texas as a part of the “Jazz at the Lake” series. The band included Ashley Pierce, vocals, Justin Pierce, saxophones, Jeff Simon, guitar, Jay Ecker, upright bass, and Andrew Sneed, drums.
Here’s an interview with Ashlynn Ivy from the Beaumont Enterprise:
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“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
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!