Justin currently lives in Manhattan, he is an active member of The Brooklyn Attractors, Sdoun, Stephanie Keller, The Rocksteady 7, Taylor Faith, Tucker Murray, The Shrine Big Band and other ongoing projects as a sideman. As an educator, Justin teaches guitar privately in Manhattan.
Justin has performed with many acts, some notable ones are Sister Nancy, Matisyahu, Julie Dexter, Adam Rogers, Luciana Suza, Congo Ashanti Roy, Frank London, Zoro,The Gaylads, Ari-up, Constantine Maroulis, Uzimon. 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 and Raw Deal. 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 subbing on Broadway. Some recent notable productions are “Gettin the Band Back Together” (Ken Davenport, John Rando) Jasper in Deadland (Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster) and “A Night With Janis Joplin” at the Gramercy Theater. Justin is currently subbing on various Broadway and off-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.
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.
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