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.
Justin and crew provided beautiful ceremony music, and a great reception atmosphere for my daughter's wedding. They were very accommodating of our needs and preferences. They also provided emcee services.
Response from Justin Pierce Jazz Group:
Thank you, Cynthia! The pleasure was all ours.
Justin’s jazz trio performed for the cocktail hour at our national sales conference last month and were a hit! Great communication, moderate volume, and a variety of music. Looking forward to hiring them next time we are in Dallas-Fort Worth!
The Justin Pierce Jazz Group was amazing! Professional. Classy. Talented. Everything and more you could have asked for. They were the perfect addition to our event. We have heard nothing but compliments!! They were a pleasure, and we would highly recommend them!
Justin' Jazz Group provided a quality saxophonist, Ken, for our wedding event. It was short notice and Ken gave us everything desired. We are very appreciative!
They were awesome. Music and vocals were just what we asked for them to deliver. Look forward to having return.
Response from Justin Pierce Jazz Group:
Thank you, Eric! It was a pleasure to perform for you all! Thanks for the wonderful food.
Very good trio
My company recently hosted a semi-formal gala for our clients, and Justin and his group provided both the background dinner music as well as general dance music for the event. I found Justin incredibly professional and easy to work with. His musicians are all well accomplished players and his wife (who is the group's lead vocalist) has a lovely voice that adds dimension to the overall sound without overtaking the instrumentalists or the ambiance of the evening (as I have heard singers do in the past.) Our event called for more traditional jazz ballroom music, and Justin and his players accommodated wonderfully. I would certainly recommend contacting him, if you are looking to have an elegant, classy evening!
We hired a jazz trio for our event (Mr. Pierce on saxophone with a pianist and upright bass). I had originally requested just one special song a bit in advance, but a week or two before I added another slightly obscure song request and they performed it beautifully!
This group catered to our needs and delivered a great musical atmosphere to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Mr. Pierce is very professional in correspondence and quick to respond.
I would recommend this group to anyone in the DFW area!
Thank you so much for playing at our winery! You both were incredible! Lots of compliments from our guests.
Justin's group was great. We had their vocalist - she has a beautiful voice - and saxophone and piano. They played at our retirement community and we loved them! Residents enjoyed getting up and dancing to a few love songs for this Valentine's event. Would definitely hire them again!
We hired the Justin Pierce Jazz Band for our Winter Cotillion, and it was such a success! They were just wonderful, creating exactly the kind of classy atmosphere we were hoping for with a mixture of jazz and Christmas music. We have heard nothing but compliments about them! We would be thrilled to work with them again.
Throughout the evening, people were coming up to me and raving about the Jazz Group. They certainly upgraded our Christmas party!
The Justin Pierce Jazz Group was a perfect compliment to our corporate cocktail hour. They were professional, very talented and easy to work with. Thank you for helping to make our event a success!
Justin and his band performed at my daughter's wedding reception. We wanted soft, light jazz to accompany dinner and dancing. Justin's band was perfect. The music was a beautiful backdrop to our venue. Our guests were very complimentary and had a great time dancing to some of the best jazz tunes out there! The band was very easy to work with and did a great job picking music that matched the feel we were looking for, along with playing all our preselected requests. I highly recommend them.
The band was a perfect fit to what turned out to be a perfect evening. During our wedding they helped out during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception by keeping the ambiance light and relaxed. We received lot of compliments and would definitely recommend them and use them again should the need arise.
Response from Justin Pierce Jazz Group:
Thank you for your comments, Miguel! The band especially enjoyed learning "I Only Have Eyes For You" for the reception. What a great song. We wish you all the best!
Justin's Jazz Group was wonderful. They arrived on time, communicated well, and played at a great energy the entire time! They made our wedding one to remember. It was lively and upbeat! We love their group!!
Thank you for everything!!
We hired the trio (no vocals) for a corporate event. Band was on time, professional, with a great sound - perfect for what we needed at our corporate event. Many positive comments about the band from those at the event!
Band was great! Guests loved the trio and even decided to sing along. Would highly recommend these guys.
The Justin Pierce band did a fabulous job! We had a detailed awards night banquet with a script and specific details. The Justin Pierce band knew exactly what to play on cue. They were sharp and diligent in their performance and a great addition for our awards night.
Professional, intimate, and captivating. Their music felt personalized...which is difficult to do. I would highly recommend these talented performers to anyone looking to add color to an event; if nothing else, the Justin Pierce Jazz Group sets the perfect ambiance.
We had a trio from the Justin Pierce Jazz Group play at our company holiday party. They were a huge hit of the evening, playing a mixture of holiday and jazz tunes.
The Justin Pierce band made our wedding reception even more memorable. They added a sincere touch of class and sophistication to the event. Our wedding was held in a historic building and the music played complimented the venue. The guests were all at ease and mentioned how the music brought back great memories for them.
Justin communicates very well with clients before and after signing a contract. We requested a county music song to be played as our last song. They happily honored the request as well perform the song beautifully. Justin met with me two weeks before the wedding to review details. His professionalism put my mind at ease. On the day of the wedding, everyone arrived on time and dressed appropriately. My husband and I will look back and remember what a great time our family and friends had as they danced the night away. It was worth every penny.
The Justin Pierce Jazz Group did a 3 hour session at my wedding and the guests loved it! Justin was very professional and responsive to all of our questions and requests. We gave them a list of songs of the type of jazz we enjoyed and they played all of our favorites that night! Thanks guys for adding great music to our amazing night!!!!
I am so glad I was referred to the Justin Pierce Jazz Group. They are professional, punctual, organized, helpful, and TALENTED. We had a great party with dancing on our patio. I'm sure they'll make a great addition to your celebration as well.
I had the pleasure of having the Justin Pierce Jazz Group play at a New Orleans-themed cooking demo at the event facility I manage. Not only did they arrive on time and completely prepared to perform, they gave one of the best jazz sets I've seen.
We had the four-piece band with drums, sax/clarinet, keys, and bass. Next time, we definitely would opt for the singer just because if they are that good with instruments only, I can only imagine the show they can do with vocals as well.
This group would be phenominal for any reception, wedding, dinner party, or just for fun! The smooth jazz they played made it extra easy for our guests to just sip on their cocktails and enjoy the night! Thanks so much to the Justin Pierce Jazz Group!
We've hired Justin on a number of occasions to play solo sax for customers in our retail area. We always have received great feedback from shoppers/diners and he really adds to the atmosphere of the neighborhood!
Justin is a very talented player and a pleasure to work with!
We had the Justin Pierce Band at our wedding and they were great. Very talented and everyone loved listening to them. The band was so accommodating; they jumped through hoops that my venue asked of them and also played back-up to my husband's dad as he played a song on his trumpet for us.
I highly recommend the Justin Pierce Band.
I can't thank Justin and his group enough for the amazing job they did for our Grand Re-Opening. They were flexible, helpful and did great at communicating with me leading up to the event (which I've learned is sometimes rare with other entertainers I've hired). I will definately keep their information on file and book them again in the future!
The Justin Pierce Jazz Group recently performed at our daughter's wedding reception. We were absolutely overjoyed by their performance during the reception! Not only were they very professional in their performance, it was obvious they are gifted artists and musicians as well. They performed an amazing selection of jazz, big band, and blues music throughout the evening, and it was quite evident it was enjoyed and appreciated by all those in attendance. We were a little nervous, as this was our first experience in hirinig a professional band, and I am so thankful that we chose the Justin Pierce Jazz Group to work wtih. Mr. Pierce is very accommodating - we will definitely hire them should the occasion arise! Thank you, Justin and band, for making this a night our daughter and her new husband will remember forever!
The Justin Pierce Group has performed the last years for our annual Mardi Gras fund raiser. Both times, their performance was outstanding! What a great group of people to work with and an extremely talented and professional group of indiviuals. Justin even let one of our varsity players sit in on a number and he was completely thrilled to play with such professionals. It made his night! Highly recommend them for any event. We will definately use them again. Thanks Justin for a great performance:)
Justin and his group are one of the finest and most talented Jazz groups that we have ever had at an event in North Texas. If you want a really fun evening....Give Justin a Call!
Justin Pierce Jazz Group was the most delightful band, which completed our perfect wedding ceremony and reception. They were the kindest people that gave us exactly what we wanted for a great price on a short notice.
Thank you so much for playing during the cocktail hour at our wedding. We only wish that we would have had more time to enjoy your music ourselves. If we are ever in need of a band again, we will surely hire again! Also, we hire 4 music groups for our wedding to play at different times. You are the ONLY one that contacted me afterwards to thank me for my business. That alone speaks volume of your professionalism and care for your clients. Thanks again!!!
Justin Pierce did a really great job at our son's rehearsal dinner at Sky Creek Ranch in Keller Texas this July/2011. We went with the two piece group and and enjoyed wonderful music for hours. Justin gave us a very competitive price and we were blown away that the talent level was so high. The night would not have been the same without the live music. Justin is easy going and aims to please and I appreciate a talented musician and good businessman. The music was happy , jazzy and classy yet fun!
Great group... music fits in well with reception atmosphere... conducive to dancing if desired... group takes care of business without a lot of attention... would use them again without hesitation
The "Justin Pierce Band" provided great music for our reception held during our workshop. They were quick to provide dance, easy listening, and jazz selections for us that were enjoyed by all. The group was also quick to accomodate requests from the audience! A great four-piece band with a BIG band sound. We recommend the Justin Pierce Band for all your entertainment needs!
The Justin Pierce Band did a great job at my wedding reception. I told them that I wanted a retro, Frank Sinatra era sound and they were able to play lots of songs that fit my theme. They also took requests to play other songs that weren't on their main song list. They are a great choice for a wedding reception!
Cigar Club has hired the Justin Pierce Jazz Group many times over the past couple of years. My customers and I have enjoyed them everytime and always look forward to their next performance. They are our musicians for our most important events here. If we want the Best Jazz Group for our Best Shows, whether it's wine tastings or cigar shows, we only hire the Justin Pierce Jazz Group!!!
It has always been an absolute delight to work with Justin and his band. I have been fortunate enough to book them for 2 different venues and they have never once been anything less than pure professionals. From laid back wallpaper jazz to playing some of your favorites and even letting audience members sit in on occasion, shows their adaptability and commitment to keeping the crowd happy. I'm personally a bit sad that they have moved a bit too far away to book them much these days, but they do come with my absolute highest recommendation and my utmost respect.
They showed up on time, played for 3 hrs with only short break. They were a very professional group. The music was absolutely stellar!!! Everyone loved the sound!! They even took requests and did a special song for our first dance. The band impressed us all immensely.
Justin Pierce Jazz Group was fantastic! They played for our company Christmas party. They not only arrived early, were prepared, conducted themselves in a very professional manner, were most personable but most importantly did an incredible job playing. The music was absolute quality and they had a fantastic selection of songs. I received many compliments on their behalf from employees about how delighted they were about the band. Thank you again Justin Jazz Group! ~Lee
The Justin Pierce Group was absolutely amazing! We have booked several other events with them
What to Expect
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.
Dallas saxophonist and woodwind artist Justin Pierce is rooted firmly in the jazz tradition, seeking to continue and further the great American artform.
Justin is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, where he also earned a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies and served as lead alto saxophonist in the One O'Clock Lab Band.
As a saxophonist and woodwind performer, Justin has performed with: The Temptations, The O'Jays, Darcy James Argue, Terrell Stafford, Arturo O’Farrill, John Clayton, Wayne Newton, Yosvany Terry, Lars Jansson, The Voices of London, Gabriel Alegria, the Rosana Eckert Quartet, “The Rat Pack Is Back” Vegas tribute show, Rogerio Boccato and The Agua Marinha 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!
Additional Booking Notes
The Justin Pierce Jazz Group will provide the P.A. system for your event.
Past Booked Events
|February 16, 2019 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 15, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|November 08, 2018 • 3:30pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 20, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 29, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 05, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 16, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Dinner Party|
|February 16, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 20, 2017 • 7:30am - 10:30am||Dinner Party|
|October 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Campus Event|
|October 14, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 08, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 06, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|March 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|February 25, 2017 • 1:00pm - 8:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|February 14, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 08, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|September 27, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|September 10, 2016–September 11, 2016 • 7:30pm - 12:00am||Wedding Reception|
|September 03, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|June 15, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||Corporate Event|
|April 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|September 26, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|August 22, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 30, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|April 18, 2015||Prom|
*This is an abbreviated list of our repertoire. If you have a certain song that you would like the band to learn, please let us know and we will be glad to program it for your event.
All Of Me (Frank Sinatra) Ain’t Misbehavin’
All The Things You Are Alone Together
Autumn Leaves Beautiful Love Blue Skies Bluesette
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Days of Wine and Roses
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Dream A Little Dream Of Me
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) Fever
Fly Me To The Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Just Found Out About Love
I Left My Heart In San Francisco I Love You
I Remember You
I Will Wait For You
I’m Beginning to See The Light Isn’t It Romantic?
It Don’t Mean a Thing
It Had To Be You
I’ve Got The World On a String L-O-V-E
Let’s Fall In Love
Lullaby of Birdland
My Funny Valentine
Night & Day
(Somewhere) Over The Rainbow Out of Nowhere
Softly As In a Morning Sunrise
Stella By Starlight
Take The A Train
There Will Never Be Another You
The Way You Look Tonight
Willow Weep For Me
New Orleans-Style/Dixieland Jazz
Basin Street Blues
Bourbon Street Parade Comes Love
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? Mardi Gras Mambo
On The Sunny Side of the Street
When The Saints Go Marching In
All of Me (John Legend)
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones) Everything (Michael Bublé)
Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles) Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman) I Feel Good
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Jump, Jive, and Wail
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Let’s Stay Together
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Moondance (Michael Bublé)
September (Earth, Wind, and Fire) Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay Something (The Beatles)
What’s Going On
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
Body and Soul
Cry Me A River
Every Time We Say Goodbye
God Bless The Child
Here’s That Rainy Day
I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)
In A Sentimental Mood
In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning Misty
My One and Only Love
The Nearness Of You
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
They Say It’s Wonderful
What A Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love
Agua De Beber
Manha De Carnaval Desafinado
Girl From Ipanema
The Look of Love
One Note Samba
Oye Como Va
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Alright, Okay, You Win
Blue Monk Breezin’ Cantaloupe Island Chameleon
Cissy Strut Cold Duck Time Doxy
Green Onions The Jody Grind Jordu
Straight, No Chaser
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be Watermelon Man
Winelight (Grover Washington, Jr.)
Influences & Inspiration
Michael Buble, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bill Withers, Grover Washington Jr., Jane Monheit, and Count Basie, to name a few.
Electrical outlet (or extension cord) within 10 feet of performance area.