Justin Salisbury is a Brooklyn-based pianist, keyboardist and electronic musician.
Musically gifted from an early age, Justin studied and played professionally with many of the Pacific Northwest's finest musicians including Clay Giberson, Derek Sims and Alan Jones. He graduated from Berklee College of Music, where he was a recipient of the full-tuition Jimmy Lyons Scholarship and received an opportunity to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors.
Justin has toured internationally and frequently plays at New York City’s top prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall with Marko Djordevic's "Sveti" project, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, NuBlu, The Bowery Electric and The Standard hotel. Justin has played professionally with such notable musicians as Darren Barrett, Marko Djordjevic, and Evan Marien and Seattle music legend Steve Fisk. He has also toured with the acclaimed pop/rock band, SEACATS. In 2013, Justin had the honor of playing under the direction of NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson at the Portland Jazz Festival. He has also performed internationally in the Netherlands (European Jazz Competition), France (Nancy Jazz Festival), China and Cambodia. In addition to his jazz work, he produces electronic music for a variety of different projects.
An active educator, Justin is highly enthusiastic about teaching. He teaches students of all ages from beginners to advanced. He focuses on positive reinforcement and caters his approach to each individual student’s interests. Well versed in both Jazz and Classical music, Justin focuses on demonstrating traditional aspects of piano playing, while nurturing creativity through improvisation and composition. Justin’s aim is to create an environment where students feel welcomed and cherished at all times. He hopes that everyone who studies with him will achieve a deep appreciation for music that will carry them through the rest of their lives.