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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks again to Powell Photography for the wonderful photos!
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.
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!
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:
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:
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”…