Justin Edwards (musician)
Justin Edwards, September 2012
|Birth name||Justin Gruffydd Edwards|
19 September 1966 |
|Occupation(s)||Vocalist, pianist, composer|
|Associated acts||New Jazz Aliens|
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, recording and performing both as a solo artist and with Welsh Jazz Fusion band New Jazz Aliens, he has also performed as a drummer, guitarist and saxophonist. His first professional appearance was with Welsh National Opera at the age of eleven, 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.
- 'Sound On Sound' magazine (August 2000) review of album 'Signals and Noise' describes Justin's vocals as 'superb.'
- 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.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream, WNO/BBC 1978
- BBC Radio Times back issue RT3854 (December 1997) listings for 'Penblwydd Hapus: Jenny Ogwen' featuring Justin Edwards, broadcast S4C 18 December.