Justin Tibbs

Artist in Akron, Ohio

Justin Tibbs

Artist in Akron, Ohio

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Justin Tibbs is a multi-genre saxophonist from Akron, OH. After graduating from Firestone High School's Visual and Performing Arts program in 2006, Justin attended The University of Akron, where he studied and received a bachelor's degree in Mass Media Communications, 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, Red House, The Angie Haze Project, The SpeedBumps, The Jared Lee's Project, Chromadrive, Thieves of Joy, Acid Cats, and The Bethany Joy Band. Justin is also the leader of JT's Electrik Blackout and JT's Spark Trio. Justin's music has also been performed by The Canton Symphony pocket orchestra for their Divergent series

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's Shuffle

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

"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"

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

"End of Times" by Angie Haze

"Autumn Wind" by ZOD1AC

In 2021:

"Thieves of Joy" By Thieves of Joy


"Meditation" by Justin Tibbs

In 2022:

“Quite Delightful”- Corey Conway

“EDQ Live Session” - JT's Electrik Blackout

“Platforms” - Uniontown Electric

“Mutations” - Angie Haze

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