Justin Edwards (musician)

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Justin Edwards
Justin Gruffydd Edwards September 10 2012.jpg
Justin Edwards, September 2012
Background information
Birth name Justin Gruffydd Edwards
Born (1966-09-19) 19 September 1966 (age 51)
Gloucester, UK
Genres Jazz, Classical
Occupation(s) Vocalist, pianist, composer
Years active 1978-present
Labels SBS
Associated acts New Jazz Aliens
Website justinedwards.com

Justin Gruffydd Edwards (born 19 September 1966) is a British musician and composer. He is the great-nephew of Sydney Northcote, British musicologist and arranger.

Primarily a jazz pianist and vocalist,[1] recording and performing both as a solo artist and with Welsh Jazz Fusion band New Jazz Aliens,[2] he has also performed as a drummer, guitarist and saxophonist. His first professional appearance was with Welsh National Opera at the age of eleven,[3] since when he has performed on BBC Television, Thames Radio, Radio France, Men & Motors channel and a special appearance on the Welsh Language version of 'This Is Your Life,' where he surprised, and performed with, long-time friend Jenny Ogwen in S4C television's Christmas episode, 1997.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Sound On Sound' magazine (August 2000) review of album 'Signals and Noise' describes Justin's vocals as 'superb.'
  2. ^ BBC Wales Today: New Jazz Aliens at the Vienne Jazz Festival pt.1, transmission date 7th August 1997, New Jazz Aliens at the Vienne Jazz Festival pt.2, transmission date 8th August 1997.
  3. ^ A Midsummer Night's Dream, WNO/BBC 1978
  4. ^ BBC Radio Times back issue RT3854 (December 1997) listings for 'Penblwydd Hapus: Jenny Ogwen' featuring Justin Edwards, broadcast S4C 18 December.

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