Justin Stanton

Justin Stanton's Biography

From Tennessee to Texas to New York, Justin Stanton has allowed the infinite opportunities found in the world of music to lead him across the globe. As a trumpet player, keyboardist and composer, Justin has developed a reputation as a multi-faceted musician who can serve an essential role to whichever artist he is contributing, both onstage and in the studio.

Justin attended the prestigious University of North Texas, where he performed for two years in the One O'Clock Lab Band, recording three albums as well as performing at major festivals throughout Europe. While at the University of North Texas, Justin joined the group Snarky Puppy that, since its humble beginnings, has gone on to earn multiple Grammy Awards. He has recorded many albums with the group and has appeared on a majority of its numerous live recordings.

In addition to maintaining a very active schedule with Snarky Puppy, Justin maintains an active schedule performing, recording and writing with a variety of original artists and groups, including Banda Magda. Banda Magda's debut album, Amour T'es Lá, was featured in NPR's "10 Favorite World Music Albums of 2013." Justin appears on recordings with artists as diverse as David Crosby, Donald Fagen, Harry Shearer/Derek Smalls, Larry Carlton, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Musiq Soulchild, Kirk Franklin, Laura Mvula and Salif Keita. He has shared the stage with Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Terence Blanchard, Chris Potter, Eric Harland and Fatoumata Diawara, to name a few.

Justin resides in Brooklyn, NY and is in constant demand for his ability as a multi-instrumentalist, knowledge of synthesis and sound design, familiarity with a broad spectrum of musical realms and abundant creative energy.

Justin endorses Yamaha Trumpets, Sequential (formerly Dave Smith Instruments) and Donat mouthpieces.

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