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. A self-described “church boy”, Gilbert started his musical journey playing the drums at his family church at age 2 and at age 6 he began taking piano lessons, at his mother’s insistance. Although he was familiar 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 completed the associate degree program at Omnitech Institute in Decatur, Ga broadening his knowledge of Music Production and Audio Engineering.
Justin, also known as “вι$нσρ”, is now living what was once a dream. He continues to touch the lives of many with his gift while touring and performing alongside renowned artists such as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Eminem, Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, and Tyler Perry, to name a few. His credits also encompass film and television, as well being an active member of Justin Timberlake & The Tennessee Kids and The BBE All-star band. He is featured in the Netflix documentary, entitled, “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” (2016). Justin is also a mainstay on BET, VH1 and several other television networks as both a house band member and music contributor.
Gilbert’s first album, “Aligned”(2015), garnered considerable attention, debuting at number 11 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. In 2016, Justin released his 2nd album, “The Holiday Sessions”. A holiday album he describes those as “...a fresh approach to the nostalgic melodies of yesteryear, with hints of soul, jazz, gospel, pop, and world music. Justin is certainly setting musical trends for the generation thusly making his Junior release, “QuestOphonic EP”(2019) a fan favorite
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In 2020 Justin was blessed with opportunities to explore several of his interests off of the instruments! In March of 2020 Justin joined The Tour Life Podcast team as one of the hosts and contributors. Tour Life Show is a creative platform that highlights notable artists and creatives as well as some of the music industry’s unsung heroes. In this capacity, Justin has interviewed a number of industry big wigs including Will Downing, Adam Blackstone, Pastor John P. Kee and KJ Rose to name a few.
In addition to being Alicia Key’s current touring MD, Justin is also currently continuing to expand his on camera efforts, hosting Hope TV’s “Single in the City” program for the 2nd consecutive season. Single in the City is a space where high value Christian singles come to discuss all things dating & relationships. Single in the City can be seen on Apple TV, Roku, ∧ YouTube.
In November 2021 he made his on-screen acting debut portraying Dr. Alexander Hamilton in the National Geographic Genius:Aretha television series.
When asked about his most memorable musical experience, Justin states, “The Pepsi Super Bowl 52 Half Time Show with JT hands down.” He recalls, “the energy inside the US Bank Stadium was insane! I knew from the first down beat that this experience would be one for the books.” Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids, would go on to give what’s been recognized as one of the most epic performances in Super Bowl history.
Justin Timberlake Pepsi Super LII Halftime Show: https://youtu.be/v6xUgawDQB0
Justin C. Gilbert has become internationally recognized as a prominent performer and accompanist. With over 18 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 an experience 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 email@example.com.