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.
This year, Justin will complete his final year of doctoral studies in Saxophone Performance at 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. 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:
As an educator, Justin has served on the faculties of Oklahoma Baptist University, Cameron University, Eastfield College, and the University of North Texas. He holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies degree from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from McNeese State University.
Justin is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.
Justin works with a diverse range of students locally and throughout the world via Skype. 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. Depending on each situation, Justin is able to discuss the following topics:
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.”
In August, our jazz band performed for an appreciation dinner for 250 American former POW veterans. The Perot Companies in Dallas, TX hosted this annual event on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The gathering displayed appreciation for the service of former POWs who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While the Veterans toured the museum, our jazz band played jazz standards and songs of the 1950s and 1960s.
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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!