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Call or text Justin at (409) 658-5281 now or visit the Booking section below to reserve your date today!

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:

    • The O’Jays
    • Wayne Newton
    • Arturo Sandoval
    • Doc Severinsen
    • The Temptations
    • The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
    • The Glenn Miller Orchestra
    • The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Productions of FootlooseSeussical the MusicalThe Drowsy ChaperoneGreaseFame, and Working

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.

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E-mail or Call/Text Justin at 409-658-5281 to discuss private lessons!

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:

  • Woodwinds (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Music Business/Career Coaching
  • Jazz Composition/Arranging
  • Music Theory


Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to learn about lessons with Justin!

Additional support for educational events at schools and universities may be available from Conn-Selmer and Vandoren USA. Host Justin as the guest clinician/artist at your next event!

Application for Conn-Selmer Clinic Funding

EVENTS

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Upcoming Events
For the most up-to-date information on performances, find us on Facebook @jpiercemusic or Instagram @dallasjazzband

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“Caravan” – Live at Theopolis

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calendarWednesday, 03 March

Our jazz band had the opportunity to perform for a public audience at Theopolis Social Club recently! Enjoy this performance of the Latin jazz classic “Caravan” by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol. This features Garrett Jacobson on piano, Nelson González on bass, and Steve Pruitt on drums.


Jazz Clinics – Winter 2021

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calendarFriday, 19 February

Jazz clinics and a saxophone masterclass have been the theme of the last month. I have had quite a few Zooms calls for high school and university music programs. No visits to exotic destinations, but great conversations, nonetheless. 🙂 Please contact me if you would like me to visit with your students!

Jazz Clinics

? First, I taught a sectional for the OKMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble saxophone section, directed by Dana Landry.

? After that, I joined Dr. Mary-Karen Clardy and the UNT College of Music flute studio for a masterclass. My presentation was entitled “The Flute in Jazz and Commercial Music.” We discussed some of my work as a jazz saxophonist, flutist, and clarinetist. Then, we talked about approaching the flute from a classical performance background. The students had lots of great questions!

? As President-Elect of the Oklahoma Jazz Educators’ Association, I participated in a jazz education director roundtable for the SWOSU JAZZ A, JAZZ B, and the 51st Annual Jazz Festival. The panel was moderated by Dr. Richard Tirk and featured Oklahoma jazz educators Dr. Terry Segress and Joe Metzer. We discussed music selection, rehearsal techniques, and recruiting strategies for middle school, high school, and college jazz bands. Dallas jazz musician and drummer Stockton Helbing was the guest artist for the festival. Have a listen to his music at his site.

Saxophone Masterclass

? This week, I presented “Taming and Tuning Your Saxophone Section” for the Kentucky Music Educators Association conference. In this clinic, I explained saxophone tone fundamentals and gave practical steps for music educators to develop their saxophone section performers. After presenting this at the Texas Music Educators’ Association and the Jazz Education network conferences, I had some great feedback from directors. I thought this was an oddly quiet Zoom call. Afterwards, I found out after the fact that 50 attendees were watching and commenting on the conference website. ?

Music education colleagues, please contact me if I can offer help to you or your students. I offer clinics in the areas of saxophone, clarinet, flute, jazz improvisation, and music technology. I am glad to work with your departmental budget restraints. Also, you may apply for clinic funding through Conn-Selmer or Vandoren USA.


TMEA All-State Saxophone Class

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calendarThursday, 30 July

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!


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Curious about our sound? Listen to some of our music!

“L-O-V-E” (classic jazz/swing)

“Don’t Know Why” (easy listening jazz)

“I’m Comin’ Home” (New Orleans brass band/Mardi Gras sound)

BOOKING

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E-mail or Call/Text Justin at 409-658-5281 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
  • Christmas & Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Cocktail Hours
  • Wedding Ceremonies

Recent client reviews:

  • Justin’s jazz trio performed for the cocktail hour at our national sales conference last month and were a hit! Great communication, moderate volume, and a variety of music. Looking forward to hiring them next time we are in Dallas-Fort Worth!  – Katie R.
  • The Justin Pierce Jazz Group was amazing! Professional. Classy. Talented. Everything and more you could have asked for. They were the perfect addition to our event. We have heard nothing but compliments!! They were a pleasure, and we would highly recommend them! – Cyndi P.
  • Justin Pierce and the Dallas Jazz Trio catered to our needs and delivered a great musical atmosphere to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Mr. Pierce is very professional in correspondence and quick to respond. I would recommend this group to anyone in the DFW area! – Matthew G.

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!

Justin Pierce and the Dallas Jazz Band Songlist

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