Born: February 25, 1965 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Jason Justice stepped onstage for the first time at the age of 8. After that there was no stopping him from his passion, his path, in a way. That pathway has always led to the stage.
Jason's love of the theatre began in 1973 at Oral Roberts University Department of Broadcasting. In 1977 a saxophone was placed in his hands by his parents, and the whole family braced themselves for the caucophony of honks and squeaks that were destined to come. But only tunes and clear notes came as his mother, Janice, recalls. And thanks to a steady diet of 50s and 60s pressings from the Verve catalog, the direction was clear. Or was it?
Because of this love for the theatre, Jason spent the 1980s performing in regional and dinner theatres in Texas and Colorado. His credits include Perchik from Fiddler on the Roof, Nicholas from Nicholas Nickelby, Ernst Ludwig from Cabaret, Arthur from Camelot, and Leading Player in Pippin. He acted as music director and pit musician for Bernstein's West Side Story and director/music director of Sondheim's Side by Side. But through the over 40 productions Jason participated in, the saxophone has always called to him; in many ways, his true love.
Since 1990, Jason has played in many bands, from Dixieland to African Zouk (as saxophonist with the regionally renown Mondo Bizzaro), R&B (sax and vocals with Diana Castro and the Big Time), to jazz, cumbia to classical. Jason is a student of sound.
Jason spent three years as the Associate Director of the Jazz Celebration at Metro State, an educational music festival that featured such jazz greats as Lee Konitz, Terrance Blanchard, Victor Mendoza, Bobby Shew, the New York Voices and high school and middle school bands from the Colorado area.
Jason now devotes much of his time to a music education initiative he created call Instrumentos de la Libertad, or in English Instruments of Freedom. Instrumentos mission is to get instruments and music education to economically disadvantaged children on Denver's west side. There are currently 60+ kids enrolled in the program and more requesting admission every day.
Jason continues to provide clients with top quality entertainment for a competitive price. Our clients love the professionalism and service. We are committed to taking the worry out of hiring live music and musicians! We simply are the best.
Willing to teach:
I have a number of both adult and children who study with me. I am committed to adding value to my studio by offering a password protected, customized webpage for each of my students to help them keep track of where they are and give them specific direction in their curriculum. I do online lessons, and do my best to support your goals with downloads and material that you can get right at my website. I also connect with retailers so you can order reeds and other sax accessories right from my website. There are music recommendations and a blog about pedagogy as well!! Contact me for the best saxophone education deal in the Denver Metro area!
I have spent a great deal of time coaching kids and adults of all kinds in both classical and jazz styles. My unique knowledge of clinics and festivals (having been the co-producer of the Jazz Celebration at Metro State for three years)gives me great incite into the role of clinician and/or judge. Contact me and let me know how I can help.