Kelly Roberti is proud to announce a duet performance with jazz vocalist and pianist Justin Binek on Friday, June 1 at the Cikan residence (31 Hitching Post Road) in Bozeman, MT. This concert will be a re-visitation of the Great American Songbook…standards/memories and many new views. The performance starts at 8:00 and admission is $15.00. Reservations are recommended as the venue is intimate. For venue info and reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Binek is the Director of Vocal Jazz Studies at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where he directs the UArts Jazz Singers and Vox pop a cappella ensemble and teaches Improvisation, Musicianship, and Applied Voice and Piano. Under his direction, the UArts Jazz Singers performed at the 2008 ISME World Conference in Bologna, Italy; the ensemble has also given feature performances at numerous other jazz festivals and conferences. An internationally recognized vocal jazz pedagogue, Justin is a contributing author to Diana Spradling’s groundbreaking book, Jazz Singing: Developing Artistry and Authenticity, Justin presented the clinic “The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Scat Singers” at the 2008 IAJE and ISME World Conferences. He is a faculty member at the Halewynstichting Jazz Camp in Dworp, Belgium, and is a partner in the Heartland Vocal Camp for Jazz and Pop Singers.
Justin also maintains an active jazz and classical performing schedule as a singer, pianist, steel pannist, saxophonist, and clinician/adjudicator. He performs regularly as singer and pianist in the Philadelphia area with the Justin BInek Trio (Bob Whitt, bass; and Jeff Radigonda, drums), and also sings with the Belgium-based Justin Binek Quartet (Ewout Pierreux, piano; Jos Machtel, bass; Toni Vitacolonna, drums). His performance credits include work with Billy Hart, Kim Nazarian, Joe Lovano, Tom “Bones” Malone, Ted Thomas, Ignacio Berroa, and Bartosz Hadala. He is a former member of the Voices of the POPS (affiliated with Peter Nero and the Philly POPS), and frequently works as a classical singer with several churches in the Philadelphia area. Justin is also regularly commissioned by both professional and educational ensembles to write and arrange repertoire for vocal jazz groups, concert choirs, pop a cappella groups, and jazz bands. His works are published by Sound Music Publications. For more information, please visit Justin’s website: www.justinbinek.com. Hope you can attend!