A native of Michigan, Justin Dean is a Las Vegas based singer of the jazz and big band standards of the Great American Songbook, dance classics, and current pop hits. Justin has been a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra, big band era music, and jazz/pop standards 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 reminded him of spending the holidays at his grandparents’ house surrounded by family.
Being a lifelong fan of Sinatra, Justin's core style harkens back to the Golden Era of The Lounge Crooner when legends such as Frank, Dean, Sammy, Elvis, 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 open 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 legendary and modern artists such as Michael Buble, Frankie Valli, Huey Lewis, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, & Justin Timberlake. It is Justin's goal to, “melt the audience with sentimental standards that make you feel easy and wistful, then draw them to their feet with iconic dance and current pop hits.” The intent is to create a musical journey that will keep audiences of all ages glowing while celebrating to some of the greatest songs ever written.
Since 2007, Justin has appeared on PBS television, been featured in many Las Vegas, Detroit, and Atlanta hotels and lounges, and performed for charity fundraisers, political campaign events, and some of the world’s largest corporations. In 2015, after hearing Justin at the Italian American Club in Las Vegas, Steve Lawrence (of the iconic 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 to be found anywhere. His team is an A-list comprised of seasoned professionals, some of whom also currently play with Andrea Bocelli, John Fogerty, Barry Manilow, Boyz II Men, and The Righteous Brothers. Justin and his band now specialize 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 bring enjoyment to others through music." To inquire about booking Justin & The SwingBeats on your next event, Click Here.