Justin Young Band

Justin Young Band

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What do you get when you combine the funkiness of Prince with the falsetto of Robin Thick and soul of Marvin Gaye? And put all of that in a saxophone. Ladies and gentleman......The Justin Young Band

Biography

Audiences have applauded Justin Young for his powerful playing ability, percussive rhythms and on-stage showmanship. Add to that an exuberant personality, a fierce sense of individuality and personal style is what makes Justin Young different than most jazz artist.The Detroit bred saxophonist earned his place on the jazz stage after an impressive win at the 2007 Capital Jazz New Artist Challenge in Columbia, Maryland. Following his win, Young played at the six-day Capital Jazz Super Cruise alongside Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Kim Waters and other jazz stars. Young made his debut as a solo artist with his 2007 release, On The Way, which featured collaborations with guitarists Paul Brown, Tim Bowman, and keyboardist Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. He was a frequent headliner at Detroit casinos while attending Michigan State University, and acquired a taste for R&B/soul inspired jazz. Nothin’ But Love released in 2009 is a testament to Young’s trailblazing talent as he produces a series of sonic images. Justin held a year residency at Spaghettini's Jazz club in Seal Beach, CA from 2009 - 2010. Significant influences growing up were Jeff Lorber, Prince, Maceo Parker, Kenny G, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson and the Gap Band. Justin states, "My first CD was "Mo Roots" by Maceo Parker. The unique sound of Maceo's rhythms on sax and the feel he had on his album really intrigued me. I like music that grooves and takes me to a different place!

Discography

2006 Rendezvous
2007 On The Way
2009 Nothin But Love
2009 Home for the Holidays
2013 Currently working on a new album!

Set List

1.) Hot in Here - Nelly
2.) JY Funky - Justin Young
3.) Lost Without U - Robin Thicke
4.) Always There - Justin Young
5.) Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
6.) Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
7) LuvHandles - Justin Young
8) September - Earth, Wind and Fire
9) Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire
10) Sunny - Justin Young