A native of Michigan, Justin Dean is a Las Vegas based singer of big band, swing, jazz, classic dance floor favorites, and current pop hits. Justin has been a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra and big band era music since he first heard Bing Crosby sing “White Christmas” at 8 years old while sitting in front of the stereo during the holidays. This "Golden Era" of big bands, and the legendary personalities who popularized them, shaped his musical interests and always reminded him of the best times spent with family.
Growing up with a love for the big band sound, Justin's style harkens back to the era of the "Lounge Crooner” when legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, 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 Sinatra and The Rat Pack, Justin is also influenced by many other artists such as Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Huey Lewis, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake...to name just a few. It is Justin's goal to take his audience on a musical journey...one that passes through Old Hollywood with well known standards from the iconic crooners of the 40's, 50's, & 60's and then continues on to a high energy party with dance favorites from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's up through today's biggest 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 one-of-a kind 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 50's singing duo Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme) said, “Hey, this kid’s good!”
Justin’s all-star SwingBeats band members are some of the most in demand, 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, and Boyz II Men. The band specializes in providing high quality live music exclusively for corporate events, luxury private functions, dinner & cocktail receptions, black tie galas, and weddings in Las Vegas, Phoenix, throughout California, and nationwide. Justin is passionate about using his love for great songs to, “keep the spirit alive and create amazing music experiences and memories that people will cherish for the rest of their lives".