Why hire Justin Pierce Jazz Group?
Justin Pierce and his swinging friends provide a fun, relaxed atmosphere for your guests to have a great time. Repertoire includes swinging jazz standards from Frank Sinatra and other crooners ("Fly Me To The Moon", "All of Me", "Night & Day"), lively latin grooves ("The Girl From Ipanema", "Oye Como Va"), and smooth jazz favorites ("Just The Two of Us", "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones). Styles range from quiet dinner music to lively, swinging tunes for a dancing crowd. The band performs as a duo, trio, quartet, or quintet to fit your budget. If you are looking for a jazz band, wedding band, dance band, big band, or swing band in the Dallas-Fort Worth or Oklahoma City areas, look no further.
Dallas saxophonist and woodwind artist Justin Pierce is rooted firmly in the jazz tradition, seeking to continue and further the great American artform.
Justin recently completed a master’s degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas, Justin served as a graduate teaching fellow, teaching applied jazz saxophone lessons, directing the Seven O’Clock Lab Band, and assisting with the Three O’Clock Lab Band and the jazz saxophone fundamentals course. He performs jazz regularly with big bands and small groups around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. At the University of North Texas, Justin performed and/or recorded as a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band, Two O’Clock Lab Band, and Latin Jazz Band. While at McNeese State University, he was named outstanding soloist at the 2008 North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison, and toured Romania for two weeks with the jazz ensemble, performing in seven cities.
As a saxophonist and woodwind performer, Justin has performed with: John Clayton, The Temptations, Darcy James Argue, Terrell Stafford, Wayne Newton, Arturo O’Farrill, Yosvany Terry, Lars Jansson, The Voices of London, Gabriel Alegria, the Rosana Eckert Quartet, “The Rat Pack Is Back” Vegas tribute show, Rogrio Boccato and The guaMarinha Trio, and local productions of “Footloose”, “Seussical the Musical”, “The Drowsy Chaperone”, “Grease”, “Fame”, and “Working”.
The Dallas-Fort Worth-based Justin Pierce Jazz Group can also vary in size to accommodate the size and budget of your event. Saxophone and piano provide an intimate, relaxed setting for the evening for a small rehearsal dinner or get together at your home. For a wedding reception, corporate party, or Christmas party, the full jazz group, complete with vocals, piano, bass, and drums will keep them dancing all night!
If you live in Houston, Austin, or Oklahoma City, the Justin Pierce Jazz Band is willing to travel up to 500 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to make your event swing!
Justin Pierce: Saxophone
Ashley Pierce: Vocals
Sean Giddings: Piano
Dan Parr: Bass
Greg Sadler: Drums
Michael Buble, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bill Withers, Grover Washington Jr., Jane Monheit, and Count Basie, to name a few.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
The band will arrive for setup one hour early for the event and be ready to play within thirty minutes of the event, in case of an early start. The group usually begins the performance with relaxed music (ex. guests arriving, wedding reception dinner, or corporate party cocktail hour) and either continues with background music or jumps into a lively swing and R&B dance set sure to please all ages. The blend of background music and dance music is completely up to the client and can be adjusted on demand at the event as well.
The Justin Pierce Jazz Group will provide the P.A. system for your event.
Songlist information can be found here: http://justinpiercemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Justin_Pierce_Jazz_Group_Songlist.pdf
2006: 20 gigs
2007: 30 gigs
2008: 40 gigs
2009: 50 gigs
2010: 50 gigs
2011: 55 gigs
2012: 60 gigs
2013: 40 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Festival, Fundraiser, Holiday Party, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception