Justin Stanton Bio
Best known for his role in Snarky Puppy, 2x Grammy-awarded Justin Stanton has been building a reputation as a trumpeter, composer and producer for the past 10 years. He maintains an active schedule performing, recording, and writing with a variety of original artists and groups such as David Crosby, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Musiq Soulchild, Salif Keita, Terence Blanchard or Chris Potter to name a few.
Justin´s long-awaited solo debut album, Secret Place, will be released in May 2019.
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 North Texas, Justin joined the group Snarky Puppy that, since its humble beginnings, has gone on to earn three GRAMMY Awards. Justin has recorded nine albums with the group and has appeared on the majority of their 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, whose debut album, “Amour T'es La,” was featured in NPR's top ten list of “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 also shared the stage with Joe Walsh, Michael McDonald, Derek Trucks, Terence Blanchard, Chris Potter, Eric Harland, and Fatoumata Diawara, to name a few.
Justin resides in Brooklyn, New York, 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. He is slated to release a debut solo record of all new original material in spring of 2019.
- 3x Grammy Awarded
- Endorsed by Sequential (formerly Dave Smith Instruments), Yamaha trumpets, and Donat mouthpieces.
- Core member of Snarky Puppy & Songwriter for first SP album release "Bad Kids to the Back"
May 3, 2019
Secret Place (2019)
Justin´s long-awaited solo debut album, Secret Place is available now. In the words of Ground Up Music COO Eric Lense, “Justin Stanton is a generational talent who is finally lending his skills to his own record. ‘Secret Place’ is a perfect encapsulation of what Justin brings to the table as a composer, arranger and performer. The world needs to hear this record.”
- Justin Stanton – keyboards, trumpet, vocals
- Robert Sput Searight – drums
- Michael Maz Maher
- Mark Lettieri – guitars
- Domenica Fossati – vocals, flute
- Engineered, edited, and mixed by Nic Hard
- Mastered by Dave McNair