JUSTIN LEE SCHULTZ
Justin Lee Schultz is a 16-year-old, multi-talented Billboard charting jazz pianist, guitarist and talk box artist originally from Johannesburg, South Africa now based in Los Angeles, California. He has taken social media by storm with over 80 MILLION combined video views on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
On January 16, 2021, his hit single "Just In" taken from his critically acclaimed freshman album "Gruv Kid" (Shanachie Entertainment) featuring Grammy Award winning saxophonist Gerald Albright and Pieces of a Dream reached #9 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay Chart. This was a historical FIRST for a jazz pianist of his age from South Africa. The song was also listed at #1 on Apple Music's Smooth Jazz Cruise playlist.
Notable artists that played on and/or contributed to Justin's album include Bob James, Jonathan Butler, Najee, Jeff Lober, Harvey Mason, Paul Jackson Jr., Kim Waters, Paul Brown, Steve Johnson & FunkyardX, James K. Lloyd, Justin Raines, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Curtis Harmon and Michael Pipoquinha.
Being part of a gifted musical family Justin performs and tours with his 18-year-old sister Jamie-Leigh Schultz (drums) and their father Julius Schultz, (guitarist) as "The J.L.S. Experience". Their musical style is heavily rooted in Jazz incorporating elements of R&B, Pop, and Gospel. Justin also has a separate project called "J3" consisting of his sister and Jaden Baker on bass.
The J.L.S. Experience have appeared on various television shows which includes 'Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots' (NBC), 'America's Most Musical Family' (Nickelodeon), 'Harry Connick Jr. Show' (NBC Universal)', Christmas with Tye Tribbett & Friends' (TBN) and 'South Africa's Got Talent' (E.TV) all to rave reviews.
Justin had the privilege and honor to personally be invited by the legendary Quincy Jones to perform privately his home which has been one of the highlights of his young career. He hopes to inspire other young artists to nurture their musical talents and pursue their dreams!
Justin Lee Schultz & The J.L.S. Experience have performed at various venues/festivals sharing the stage and opening for renown recording artists.