Justin Guarini is a premier vocalist and entertainer. Widely recognized for his work on American Idol Season 1, where he finished 1st runner up to Kelly Clarkson, Justin has been sought after for many popular television programs, independent and theatrical films, and public as well as private events.
A strong believer in music education, Justin has lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of The International Music Products Association which seeks to curb the slashing of music education in our nations schools, spoken before the NAACP regarding the importance music in schools, and performed in concert with ‘The Commodores’, ‘Take 6’, Diana Degarmo & John Stevens- benefiting music education. Justin began his formal education at the age of 4 with the Atlanta Boys Choir, then with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Choir. After concentrating on his classical and sacred music background, he went on to study vocal performance at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia.
Not satisfied with being just a professional vocalist Justin has made it a point to be an Entertainer. Studying dance, the theatrical arts, as well as film and television acting prepared Justin for the opportunity of a lifetime that came with Fox Television’s American Idol. Over 30 million people watched the final episode where Justin was voted the #1 male singer in the United States. Since then he has added to his credits a sold out national ‘Idol’ tour playing to audiences of 20,000 a night, an album released by RCA Records and Clive Davis, a major motion picture ‘From Justin to Kelly’, numerous appearances on the Oprah Show, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, The Today Show, The Teen Choice Awards, Fox Televisions comedy “Run of The House”, AMC’s “Film Fakers” and many more.
Justin is embarking on new territory yet again with his second CD “Stranger Things Have Happened”, a jazz album that features some of Los Angeles' finest musicians. A fresh take on loved standards, Justin is proud to present this album to the fans and friends he has come to know and love, as well as new listeners all over the world. A 100% independent project, this album represents six months of experimentation, growth, and Justin’s new-found love for the art and style of Jazz.
Justin continues to entertain in various locations all over the country, and the world, and looks forward to many more concert, television, and film appearances in 2006.
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