Keyboardist, Percussionist, Producer, Composer
CREATIVELY COMMUNICATES TO THE MASSES WITH EVERY KEY HE TOUCHES
Justin C. Gilbert, an Atlanta native, has captivated the hearts, souls, and ears of all that have witnessed his unparalleled musical stylings. Justin realized his musical destiny at an early age. He started playing the drums at age 2 and against his will began taking basic piano lessons at age 6. Much to his surprise, he later developed a partiality to orchestral music. In fourth grade he was introduced to yet another instrument, the cello. While still playing cello he began playing percussion instruments with the symphonic band. Although he had familiarized himself with several instruments, he had an undeniable affinity towards the piano. He began honing his skills at his family church, where his father was the pastor. In 2005, he attended Omnitech Institute in Decatur, Ga broadening his knowledge of music production and audio Engineering.
Justin is now living what was once a dream. Gilbert has touched the lives of many with his gift while touring and performing alongside renowned artists such as Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience World Tour, (2013-2015), Jay-Z -Legends of the Summer Tour, (2013), Eminem - Recovery Tour, (2010), Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton -Playin’ It Cool Tour, (2009), Jill Scott -The Real Thing Tour (2008), Maxwell & Jill Scott:The Tour, (2010), Summer Block Party Tour (2012), Tyler Perry – (“Madea Get’s A Job”, ” I Don’t Want to Do Wrong,” “A Madea Christmas,” and “Aunt Bam’s Place”, and currently “Madea On The Run”); Justin has a wealth of experience working in television, as well. In 2015 alone he was a member of the house bands for the BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and the BET Awards 2015. He was also seen, at the helm, serving as music director for BET’s, 2015 McDonald’s 365 Black Awards.
In addition to the works he’s produced for others, he is now stepping into the fore front with his debut album, “Aligned”. This project is described by Gilbert as a “progressive classic”; combining the nostalgic musical textures of yesteryear with his own fresh blend of pop, hip-hop, soul, and fusion. Justin is setting musical trends for the generation. “Aligned” also features collaborations with Maroon 5’s, P.J. Morton and Justin Timberlake’s entire 20/20 Experience backing band and singers, the Tennessee Kids.
When asked about his most memorable musical experience, Justin stated, “Performing at the 2013 Grammy’s with Justin Timberlake.” He recalls, “the energy inside the Staples Center was electric! I knew from the first down beat that this experience would be one for the books.” Justin Timberlake and his band, The Tennessee Kids, gave a stellar performance.
Justin C. Gilbert has become internationally recognized as a prominent performer and accompanist. With over 10 years of professional experience, one would wonder how Justin remains humble, faithful, and steadfast. As it relates to music, he states, “If it’s not honest, it doesn’t matter. If I don’t feel it, I won’t be able to deliver it with the proper sensitivity.” He takes great pride in making music not only a sound but a feeling for the listener, as he believes that:
“Music is life. There is a sound for every emotion. Every song should be an experience. Music is the ultimate form of communication. Music is life. Music is my life.”
Justin is a registered writer and publisher with BMI and is the CEO of Niche Publishing, LLC. For more information contact Justin C. Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.