Justin Tibbs

Artist and Teacher in Akron, Ohio

Justin Tibbs

Artist and Teacher in Akron, Ohio

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Justin Tibbs is an all-around genre saxophonist from Akron, OH. A native from Akron, Justin attended Firestone High School and was part of their Visual and Performing Arts program. After graduating from Firestone High School in 2006, Justin attended The University of Akron, where he studied and received a bachelor's degree in Mass Media Communications Radio & TV, Public Relations, and Jazz Saxophone Studies. While attending The University of Akron he studied saxophone with Rich Shanklin and Jazz with Jack Schantz.

Justin has played with such musical groups/musicians as George Mraz, Jiggs Whigham, The Brothers' Band, The Ryan Humbert Band, New Wave Nation, The Angie Haze Project, The SpeedBumps, The Jared Lee's Project, Chromadrive, Thieves of Joy, Acid Cats and J.T.’s Electrik Blackout.

Justin has also been on such TV programs as Fox 8 in the Morning, PBS: Idealstream, and NBC's Channel 3: Good Company Morning Program.

Justin has also been on WKSU' NPR's Shuffle

Justin has been featured on many albums over the years:

In 2013: "Through & Within" by Jared Lees and "Fine & Mellow: The music of Billie Holiday" by The Tracey Thompson Quintet.

In 2015: Jared Lee's Trio album "After Thought", Acid Cats album "All In A Day's Work", and Bad Daddy Daves album "Bleed".

In 2016: " Stay True" by Drunken Sunday, Treasure Box Concert by Angie Haze.

In 2017: "Wild Race" by Dan Socha and "Chromadrive" by Chromadrive.

In 2018: “ May My Stories Be Worn Like My Coats Vol 1-4” by Angie Haze

In 2019: “Curiosity “ by Acid Cats

In 2020: "#BlackinAmerica" by Justin Tibbs

  • Education
    • Firestone Highschool 2006
    • The University of Akron 2012