If you’re looking for an exciting way to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, look no further than Justin Pierce’s Dallas Brass Band! Our talented jazz band brings the infectious beats of New Orleans to Texas with our second line parades and Mardi Gras-themed performances. We’re available year-round for private events, public celebrations, and corporate parties to bring the energy and excitement of Mardi Gras to your next event.
If you are not familiar with second line parades, they are a traditional New Orleans procession where a brass band leads a parade through the streets. The first line is the main part of the parade and the second line is the group of people who follow along and dance to the music. It’s a fun and energetic way to celebrate, and Justin Pierce’s Dallas Brass Band brings that same spirit to our performances in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The band has been busy with recent performances, including leading Fat Tuesday parades at The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. We also entertained employees with our upbeat and lively music during a performance at Raising Cane’s DFW corporate headquarters. Additionally, we kicked off a Samsung national conference with a lively parade to set the tone for the event. These performances showcase our ability to bring energy and excitement to a variety of events, making them unforgettable experiences for all attendees.
Whether you’re hosting a Mardi Gras-themed party or looking for a lively addition to your corporate event, Justin Pierce’s Dallas Brass Band is the perfect choice. Our talented musicians and upbeat music will have everyone up and dancing, making for a truly memorable experience.
So don’t wait until next year’s Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. Book Justin Pierce’s Dallas Brass Band for your next event and experience the fun and excitement of a second line parade right here in Texas. Contact us today to learn more and reserve your event date!
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 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!
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.
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.