Vandoren Regional Artist Program – Dallas Fort-Worth – OKC Saxophone Lesson Teacher

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Vandoren Regional Artist Justin Pierce

Vandoren Regional Artist Justin Pierce

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!

Vandoren Regional Artist Site


I am here in Beaumont Texas… Do you know of any jazz sax teachers around the Beaumont area.
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Hi Mr. Pierce !
I’m a high school student from Houston, TX wondering if you could give me some practicing tips on the Jazz Etudes for Region and All-State band. By practicing I mean how to practice the piece and divide by chunks and how slow to go. I’ve always wanted to do region band, but I never put in the practice required, but this year I think I’m going to put myself out there and try my best. BTW, I really like your tone on your YouTube videos! I play on a Meyer 5L and play on Rico jazz select. Do you think I should try some Javas (like size 2 1/2).

Debbie Lacher

Please call me about hiring you to play at an event. Thank you for calling me.
Debbie Lacher at 469.767.0355

Arya Nallanthighall

I would like to take private lessons this summer to improve my improvistional/ sight reading skills.

All-Star Jazz for Charity-Dallas-Fort Worth Jazz Band

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calendarThursday, 30 July

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.

Justin Pierce performs as part of a fundraiser for the charity "Music Above All"

Dallas saxophonist Justin Pierce will perform as part of a fundraiser for the charity “Music Above All”


Hey, I was watching your TMEA Jazz video on YouTube and wondered if I could get the sheet music to those pieces, I really hope so. Thank you

Justin Pierce Jazz Band Performs at “Jazz at the Lake” – Dallas-Fort Worth Jazz Band

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calendarFriday, 24 July

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:


Justin Pierce to Perform at Farmersville Jazz Festival – Dallas-Fort Worth Jazz Band

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calendarMonday, 16 March
Poster for the 2015 "Jazz On Main" event,  featuring the  Justin Pierce Jazz Band

Poster for the 2015 “Jazz On Main” event, featuring the Justin Pierce Jazz Band

Justin Pierce and his Dallas-Fort Worth jazz band will perform at the upcoming “Jazz On Main” event in Farmersville, TX on Saturday, March 21st at 7 PM. The event will honor Farmersville native, guitarist Herb Ellis, who attended the University of North Texas and performed as a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio. UNT jazz faculty member and bassist Lynn Seaton, who toured with Herb Ellis, will be featured in the band with Justin, along with vocalist Ashley Pierce, pianist Sean Giddings, and drummer Daniel Dufour.

JP Jazz Trio at NOLA Grill in Frisco – Fri., Oct. 10 – Dallas Jazz Band

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The Justin Pierce Trio will perform at NOLA Grill at 8898 Coleman Boulevard, in Frisco, Texas on Friday, October 10th from 7-10 PM.

Though the DFW-based band has performed for many private events in Frisco, this is the band’s first public performance in the North Dallas suburb. We invite you to come and enjoy some fine New Orleans-style food and music with Justin and the Dallas jazz trio.

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!

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.

wedding shreveport bossier city jazz band dallas fort worth

wedding shreveport bossier city jazz band dallas fort worth

wedding shreveport bossier city jazz band dallas fort worth

wedding shreveport bossier city jazz band dallas fort worth

wedding shreveport bossier city jazz band dallas fort worth

Thanks again to Powell Photography for the wonderful photos!

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.

October Happenings – Dallas / Fort Worth Jazz

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calendarMonday, 08 October

The Justin Pierce Jazz Band is gearing up for a busy fall of celebrating Dallas and Fort Worth weddings and private events. Fill out the form on the Booking tab to check availability and reserve your date.

The group will perform live in October as a jazz trio at Winewood October 10th and October 24th from 6-9 pm. We will play a potpourri of jazz standards and New Orleans jazz favorites. Make it a date night!

Thanks for supporting Dallas-Fort Worth jazz!

New Orleans/Mississippi Tour Update – Dallas Jazz

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calendarSaturday, 12 May

The UNT One O’Clock Lab Band had a great time on our 2012 southern tour (May 5th-9th). We performed in Natchez, MS at the historic 205-year-old First Presbyterian Church for the Natchez Festival of Music. Here’s a shot from the band looking out:

First Presbyterian Church, Natchez, MS

From Natchez, we traveled to Hattiesburg and performed at the University of Southern Mississippi on Sunday night. Larry Panella (director of jazz studies at USM) and his band were such kind hosts and sounded great in their set at the concert.

We headed to New Orleans on Monday morning and checked in at our hotel in the French Quarter. A few of the guys and I explored Frenchmen street on Monday night and sat in at a jam session at The Maison.

Here’s a few shots from our Tuesday night gig at Snug Harbor:

Club entrance

Steve Wiest talking to the crowd

Soloing on "In The Wee Small Hours"

The whole band had a great time in Mississippi and New Orleans; great food and unsurpassed hospitality. We love being a part of the Dallas jazz scene, but I think we’ll all know now “What It Means To Miss New Orleans”…

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