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Dallas-Fort Worth saxophonist and jazz musician Justin Pierce began his musical career in the musically diverse region of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. There, 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.
Justin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in Saxophone Performance and a Master of Music (M.M) in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, Justin performed as a member of the One O’Clock, Two O’Clock, and Latin Jazz Lab Bands, recording as lead alto saxophonist on Lab 2012 and Two Twos. As an active musician, he leads The Justin Pierce Jazz Group, which performs regularly in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
As a saxophonist and woodwind performer, Justin has performed with:
As an educator, Justin has served on the faculties of Oklahoma Baptist University, Cameron University, Eastfield College, and the University of North Texas.
Justin is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.
Justin works with a diverse range of students locally and throughout the world via Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and many other videoconferencing platforms. Middle school, high school, collegiate, and adult students are all welcome. Music is an art of lifetime learning, and Justin is committed to helping students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Private lessons and masterclasses are customized to each student or classroom. Contact Justin today for consultations on:
Looking forward to sharing thoughts on tone, technique, and detailed walkthroughs of the three TMEA all-state band saxophone etudes on Monday, August 3rd from 7:30-9 PM. After 7+ years of online teaching and guiding hundreds of students through this process, I look forward to sharing what I have learned. Texas saxophonists auditioning for all-region and all-state bands are welcome to attend. Register Here!
Sometimes, the key to great improvisation is to use less melodic vocabulary in multiple contexts. Here is a ii-V-I Lick in three contexts over F Blues and “Autumn Leaves”:
– the ii-V-I progression in the last four bars of F blues
– the major ii-V-I in the first four bars of “Autumn Leaves”
– the minor ii-V-I in the second four bars of “Autumn Leaves”
F Blues is the 2020-2021 Texas and Oklahoma All-Region Jazz Band Audition Improv Etude. “Autumn Leaves” is the 2020-2021 Texas All-State Jazz Band Audition Improv Etude.
2020 has brought about the cancellation of weddings, events, and parties due to COVID-19. Justin Pierce’s Dallas Jazz Band continues to perform for socially-distanced gatherings around the metroplex in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding communities. We have worked with our existing clients to reschedule dates and are accepting new bookings for Fall and Winter 2020.
Do you have a holiday party where the ambiance of a jazz trio might fit the bill? Maybe a more intimate event with a solo saxophonist?
Contact us today to discuss your event! Our jazz band is committed to providing safe, fun entertainment for your guests.
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Look no further for a Dallas-Fort Worth jazz band or saxophonist for your event! The Justin Pierce Jazz Band performs for:
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The Dallas Jazz Band’s instrumentation consists of: vocals, saxophone, piano, bass, and drums. To meet your event’s budget, we are glad to perform as a jazz quintet, jazz quartet, jazz trio, or jazz duo. Contact us today for pricing!
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 may be viewed as a PDF file in the link below. Special requests by clients are always welcome!