Justin-Lee Schultz & Gerald Albright

Born in Johannesburg and now living in Minneapolis in the US, 14-year-old pianist Justin-Lee Schultz has dazzled audiences on TV shows such as ‘Harry’ and ‘Little Big Shots’. He is impressive not just because he is young, but because he shows genuine melodic, harmonic and technical maturity, bringing immediate descriptions of ‘child prodigy’. “Music brings me joy because I can express myself when I play”, says Justin-Lee, who is home-schooled and devotes five to seven hours each day to his musical craft. The multi-instrumentalist plays piano, guitar, bass guitar and harpejji, and his debut ‘Gruv Kid’ – with special guests Bob James, Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler – topped the music charts for most of 2020. Justin normally performs with his bassist father Julius and 16-year-old drummer sister Jamie-Leigh and on this occasion, especially for this festival, Gerald Albright travels across America to record with him. Albright is one of the world’s leading exponents of Smooth Jazz, though his playing – on bass and sax – defies simple genre categories. In his long career he has played with the likes of Anita Baker, The Temptations, Olivia Newton-John, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Jonathan Butler, Chaka Khan and Hugh Masekela, and has picked up 8 Grammy nominations along the way. We appreciate his showing one of our most promising youngsters the ropes!

  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration (minutes): 60mins
  • Release Date: July 08, 2021 00:01 - August 31, 2021 23:59

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Justin-Lee Schultz (piano)
Gerald Albright (sax – US)
Julius Schultz (guitar)
Brandon Rose (bass – US)
Jamie-Lee Schultz (drums)