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.
When I post the TMEA and OKMEA saxophone etudes every year, quite a few students comment and ask for tips on the improvisation etudes. This year, I wanted to dedicate a special masterclass to this. Join me Thursday night and learn the keys to practicing and improvising over F Blues, Autumn Leaves, ii-V-I vocabulary, and more.
This will cover F blues (TX/OK) and Autumn Leaves (TX), two common songs/progressions that all jazz musicians should know.
We recently had the pleasure to perform for Catherine and Jason’s wedding at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens Japanese Garden. Here is a clip of our jazz quartet featuring jazz saxophone, piano, bass, and drums performing during the cocktail hour. Enjoy Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “The Girl from Ipanema.”
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!
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.