Justin Klunk is a saxophone recording artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Justin completed his BM in Popular Music Performance at the University of Southern California (USC) in May of 2013. Immediately after graduation, he went on his first national tour performing for pop artist, Ariana Grande, and released his debut CD/EP titled “Justin Klunk - EP”. Justin’s first CD has received positive feedback from Contemporary Jazz stations and has earned charting spots on “USA Today’s Airplay Chart” (#23), “Smooth Jazz Top 20 with Allen Kepler” (#17) and “SmoothJazz.com Radar Chart” (#10).
In September 2016, Justin began touring worldwide with the Alt-Pop band Saint Motel and released his second solo EP, “Clarity”. In November 2017, he began touring with violinist and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist, Lindsey Stirling, as her saxophonist and flutist. Justin’s touring credits also include Ariana Grande, Tommy Page, Tony Ferrari, Cheesa, Rozzi Crane, and others. With Ariana Grande, Saint Motel, and Leon Bridges, Justin has performed on various TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, and the American Music Awards (Once in 2014 as Ariana’s saxophone soloist, and again in 2015 for her single “Focus”).
As a solo artist, Justin has performed at numerous jazz festivals and venues including the Long Beach Jazz Festival (2015 & 2016), Michael Paulo’s Asian Heritage Jazz Festival, Universal CityWalk, and the Ford Amphitheater. His sax and flute work can also be heard on TV shows like “Modern Family” and “Dr. Ken”. Additionally, Justin has also performed with artists including David Foster, Leon Bridges, David Benoit, Melissa Manchester, David Pack, The Steve Miller Band, Ruben Studdard, Jeff Kashiwa, and Michael Paulo. Justin strives to take the saxophone in new directions by experimenting with guitar pedals and electronics in his compositions and performances.