A native of Michigan, Justin Dean is a Las Vegas based singer of jazz and big band standards of the Great American Songbook, dance floor anthems, and current pop hits. Justin has been a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra and big band era music since the first time, at 8 years old, he heard Bing Crosby sing “White Christmas” while sitting in front of the stereo during the holidays. This "Golden Era" of orchestras, combined with satin smooth baritone vocals, shaped his musical interests and always reminds him of spending time at his grandparent’s house surrounded by family.
Growing up with a love for the big band sound, Justin's core style harkens back to the “Golden Era of The Lounge Crooner” when legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, and Bobby Darin were the stars of the times. Those were the days when a man stepped out for a night on the town in his best suit with a carefully knotted tie (loosened just so below the opened top button,) sipped on a meticulously crafted cocktail made to his strict specifications, and entered a room with a lady on his arm (or he at least exited with one).
While having roots in the music and spirit made popular by The Rat Pack, Justin is also influenced by many other artists such as Michael Buble, Tony Bennett, Huey Lewis, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, & Justin Timberlake. It is Justin's goal to create an upscale atmosphere with well known standards from the legendary crooners, then bring the party with iconic dance classics and high energy pop hits. From cocktails and dinner to the dance floor, the one thing everyone will remember is how much fun they had with Justin and his incredible band!
Since 2007, Justin has appeared on PBS television, been featured in Las Vegas, Detroit, and Atlanta hotels and lounges, and performed for many of the world’s largest corporations and their most important events. In 2015, after hearing Justin at the Italian American Club in Las Vegas, Steve Lawrence (of the renowned singing duo Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme) said, “Hey, this kid’s good!”
Justin’s all-star SwingBeats band members are some of the most experienced, world class musicians in the U.S. His team is an A-list comprised of seasoned professionals, some of whom also currently play with Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, John Fogerty, Boyz II Men, and The Righteous Brothers. The band specializes in providing high quality live music exclusively for corporate events, luxury private functions, dinner & cocktail receptions, black tie galas, and weddings nationwide. Justin is passionate about using his love for great songs to, as he says, “keep the spirit alive and give people the best night of music of their lives!"