Justin currently lives in Manhattan, he is an actively playing in many projects in the city. A large variety of genres from jazz, rock, musical theater, country, r+b ect….
Justin has performed with many acts, some he’s proud of are national tour with Petula Clark, Sister Nancy, Matisyahu, Julie Dexter, Congo Ashanti Roy, Ari-up. He has toured with various group across America, Canada, Europe, and Japan, several times. He has recorded several albums for Taylor Dayne, King Django, The Rocksteady 7 (guitar,banjo) , Eastern Standard Time, The Eric Plax Quintet, Raw Deal, and many cast albums/commercial projects. His original compositions were featured on Raw Deal’s self-titled debut album as well as their second album “Encoded”. He has recorded various 7″ vinyl records under the version city label. One record features an original composition “God of Abraham” that received radio play in Europe and Jamaica.
In the classical world Justin has played with the New World Symphony twice.(conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas) as well as a reading of “Natoma” Victor Herbert’s lost opera.
Justin considers himself a versatile player of many styles and many stringed instruments. He is also active pit musician in the theater community. He has been involved with many productions ranging from new musicals to Broadway. Some recent notable productions he had the chair on are Unmasked, Kiss me Kate, Bat out of hell (at the city center), Gettin the Band Back Together, The Ballad of Little Jo, Jasper in Deadland, Beaches, October Sky and A Night With Janis Joplin at the Gramercy Theater. Justin is currently subbing on various Broadway shows.
He has recorded two tracks “Dedicated” and “She Don’t Love You” on Taylor Dayne’s newest album “Satisfied” which reached the front page of the i-tunes store. His original band “The Justin Rothberg trio” released their debut album and is now available on i tunes, amazon, and cd baby. Their 2nd album “old business” was just released in the spring of 2015 and is now avail online and at shows. New album set to be released in early 2019
Justin received a Bachelors of Music from The City College of New York in 2005.
Justin is happily endorsed by Taylor guitars, TC electronics, Xotic and Collings Mandolins.
His favorite thing to do musically is play live and record original music with friends.
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