Justin Lee is a versatile upright and electric bassist, who performs regularly in a wide variety of styles. He is currently a member of the New York City based Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, MRB Jazz Project, founding member of the Power House Big Band and Bob Page Jazz Trio, as well as co-owner of Allemande Ensembles, LLC. Justin performed with the BBC America's Blue Planet II Underground pop-up orchestra. He recorded and performed for the KENZO/H+M 2016 Fall Fashion Show, an IZOD commercial, and appears on two episodes of "Mozart In the Jungle" on Amazon Prime.
Samples of Justin’s work are located in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, in collaboration with Joe Coco and Roger Parr, in the album “Hindsight”. He performed as a member of the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra for a music video with rapper Jay Z for Super Bowl XLIV. He was also a featured musician with Maureen McGovern’s Broadway showcase. He is proud to have worked with the original Broadway cast of Putnam County Spelling Bee, jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, Ace Young in Axelrod Performing Art Center's Aida, and Constantine Maroulis in the Premier Theater Company’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Justin Lee is a music educator with over 16 years of public school teaching experience, and is the current Assistant Orchestra Director at John P. Stevens High School. He is the acting double bass chair on the faculty of the NJ ASTA Chamber Music Institute, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, and has participated in the Montclair State University Preparatory Center for the Arts. Many of Justin Lee’s students participate in the SJBODA Elementary Honors Orchestra, SJBODA Region Orchestra, and New Jersey All State Orchestra. Justin Lee received his Masters of Music in Bass Performance from Rutgers University. He credits his success to his teachers that have developed and influenced him, particularly Linda McKnight, Kevin Brown, Tim Cobb, Lou Kosma, and Rufus Reid.