Justin Nelson Jazz

Jazz Piano from Winston Salem, NC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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I provide beautifully executed, entertaining music for any event. I play music based in the jazz idiom but also branch out to classical music as well as Motown, r&b, latin music, pop covers, and funk if the occasion calls for it. Basically, I create an ambiance that is compelling as well as entertaining. I usually performs as a solo act, but can include other musicians as desired, forming a duo, trio, four piece, or even a five piece band. If you're looking for a wedding pianist, I also compose music especially for the bride and groom when given a bit of background about them (see song number two of my music selections to see an example), leaving you with a musical gift which you can always cherish.

Biography: Justin Nelson is a pianist born in Gainesville, Florida. He began studying the saxophone at age 12 and ever since has had an intense passion for music. He received his A.A. from Florida State University, with an emphasis in jazz saxophone performance and philosophy. During his time there he had the pleasure of learning from great musicians such as Chick Corea, Rufus Reid, Bill Peterson, Bill Kennedy, Leon Anderson Jr., Rodney Jordan, Scotty Barnhart, Doron Kima and Marcus Roberts.

Upon deciding to switch instruments to the piano, he then transferred to the University of Florida (UF) to pursue a degree in English. During this time Justin began studying the piano seriously and realized it was what he wanted to do with his life. He has had the pleasure of working with Gordon Goodwin and his Big Phat Band, including but not limited to: Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Andy Martin, Sal Lozano, Bernie Dresel and Brian Bromberg. He has also had the pleasure of performing internationally in Paris and Prague. He stands on the shoulders of giants and recognizes the humble nature that is intrinsic to becoming great in the field of music.

Upon his graduation from UF, Justin then attended and graduated from a groundbreaking course in piano music-making and technique, entitled “Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique,” created by world-renowned musician Barbara Lister-Sink. The three-year program helped him to free himself from physical limitations at the piano in order to allow his artistic ideas to flow freely. He is a certified teacher of the Lister-Sink Method and a fervent proponent of its principles.

He is currently the musical director at Carolina's Vineyards and Hops, where he can be found performing every Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. with his trio. He also can be found every Sunday at Foothills Brewing in downtown Winston-Salem from 5-8 p.m., as well as at various venues and vineyards around the state.

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Corporate Function

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Justin's music added just the right touch to our building opening event. We had lots of great comments from guests and staff about it. Everything was handled professionally and efficiently.

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2018
Sep
20
Nursing Home Event
Bedford, VA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Jun
14
Corporate Function
Greensboro, NC
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
May
13
Mother's Day Party
Advance, NC
11:00 PM - 2:30 AM
2018
Mar
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
Clemmons, NC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jul
8
Wedding Ceremony
Chapel Hill, NC
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
May
27
Graduation Party
Indian Trail, NC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Christmas Music Piano
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Please note Justin Nelson Jazz will also travel to Bethania, Kernersville, Wallburg, Rural Hall, Colfax, High Point, Walkertown, Oak Ridge, Belews Creek, Jamestown, Greensboro, Thomasville, Clemmons, Germanton, Lewisville, Lexington, Pfafftown, Stokesdale, Advance, Trinity.
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