Justin Quinn is a UK based musician best known as a guitarist and composer. His genre-hopping approach to music making has found him working with Jack Bruce, The Webb Sisters, Tom Hickox, Hector Martignon, Leafcutter John, Shpongle, & numerous singer-songwriters, classical Indian musicians, jazz artists and orchestras including The BBC Bigband, Halle Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, & London Philharmonic Renga Ensemble.
"Quinn's playing is enthralling"
"an artful balance between intricate scored lines and flighty improvisations”
"Quinn weaves melodic lines in and around textural soundscapes in a fresh invigorating manner that'll convince you that jazz guitar has a real future in the 21st century”
In the last 10 years Justin has been exploring the extended guitar family and building not only a fine collection of "plucked" string instruments but also the expertise and understanding of differing styles that is increasingly finding him on stages across Europe in London's top studios playing anything from Pedal-Steel to Mandolin on film scores & commercial recordings.
#1 JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Guitarist Justin Quinn moves effortlessly though a variety of styles as the point man for a superb band"
"virtuoso technique, delicate understatement and absolutely sheer emotional honesty in the performance"
Tom Robinson - 6 Music
Justin's primary vehicle for his writing has been his own groups: The Wealden, The Teak Project & Bakehouse but he has also composed and arranged music for dance productions at Saddler's Wells & The Place as well as for BBC Television and clients as diverse as CGFilm, Raymond Gubbay & the NHS.
a startlingly fresh and deeply individual talent”
“Quinn has a nice line in small-group composition”
“Convincingly jagged, serene, tranquil, provocative, reassuring and strangely beautiful all at once”
"knows a thing or two about how to create music that sings, soars and tells stories."