Born 1978 in New York, currently living in Britain, Justin Quinn followed his father's footsteps into becoming a professional guitarist, he began his professional career in his late teens covering his dad's regular gig on Broadway and has been establishing an ever increasing reputation on both sides of the Atlantic ever since.
He is a winner of the 2004 BBC Jazz Award for Innovation as a member of the F-ire Collective. His debut album with Bakehouse, was named #1 Jazz Album of 2005 by Mojo magazine.
His second album in 2008 with trio The Teak Project received critical acclaim described by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson as:
“a combination of virtuoso technique, delicate understatement and absolutely sheer emotional honesty in the performance”
He has performed and recorded with bands & artists across Europe and The United States in genres ranging from Blues and Rock to Latin-Jazz and Americana. His latest creative venture is recording and producing the first album for his new band The Wealden.
Jack Bruce – Tom Hickox - Shpongle - The Webb Sisters – Maireed - Dan Clews
Leafcutter John - The Silverlining – Ramin Karimloo – Hannah Waddingham
The BBC Bigband, The London Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Ballard, Joe Burgstaller, Liam Noble, Jasper Hoiby, Tim Garland, Tom Arthurs, Carlos Lopez-Real, Alec Dankworth, Ludwig Afonso, Kenny Wollesen, Curtis Fowlkes, Martin France, Gary Husband, Nikki Iles, The Stroman / Jonsson Project & Stan Saltzman amongst others.
In 2005 he was a member of Hector Martignon's New York latin-jazz group Foreign Affair and played on their Grammy nominated album Refugee featuring Eddie Gomez, Richard Bona, Matthew Garrison and Jeff "Tain" Watts
The John Wilson Orchestra - The Halle Orchestra
The London Philharmonic Orchestra - The BBC Concert Orchestra