Grammy-nominated performer of contemporary musical styles

From classical to pop, and from world to electronic


From Sacramento, California, Justin DeHart is a GRAMMY-nominated performer of contemporary musical styles from classical to pop, and from world to electronic.  Justin is a member of Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) and his musical resume includes performances with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, pipa master Wu Man, and various pop legends, including Cheap Trick and Stewart Copeland.  His debut solo album entitled Strange Paths on Innova Recordings (works by Brian Ferneyhough, Iannis Xenakis, Michael Gordon and Stuart Saunders Smith) was lauded as “mesmerizing” by Percussive Notes for his “palette of sounds and intricate weaving of lines.”  Justin is a finalist for Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist Aotearoa Music Award 2021 for his solo album, Landfall: New Zealand Percussion Volume 1, released on Rattle records earlier this year.  Justin was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for percussion studies in India and his talents have been featured at concerts around the globe. 

Justin holds a B.M. degree from CSU Sacramento, a M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, and a D.M.A. from UC San Diego.  He appears on over 100 solo, chamber and contemporary releases on MCA, Sony, Mode, Innova, Sono Luminus, Albany, New World, HatHut, Rattle, Populist, Bridge, Sub Pop, and Skunk Records.  An Associate Professor of Music at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Justin is a Yamaha Performing Artist and an endorser of Black Swamp Percussion, REMO, Sabian, and Innovative Percussion Inc.