Justin Gonzalez, tenor

2018 Winner of PHL LIVE Center Stage Classical Music Showcase

PHL LIVE Center Stage is a music initiative highlighting Philly's top musical talent across multiple genres. It’s structured across 10 different genre categories, bringing diverse musicians together.


PHL LIVE Center Stage will provide emerging artists an opportunity to perform at popular local venues and win cash prizes, studio time and more! This initiative stems from Councilman At-Large David Oh, the Chairman of City Council’s Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy. The Committee is interested in providing artists in Philadelphia an opportunity to grow and gain exposure.


Justin received the winning prize for the Classical Division at the PHL LIVE Center Stage Awards Show, held at the Trocadero Theatre on December 13, 2018!

Bio

Justin Gonzalez is an independent musician based in Philadelphia who travels throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Justin performs a mix of classical, big band, Broadway, and operatic repertoire. He has been compared to incredible artists such as Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo. Jerry Blavat (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Broadcasting Pioneer) has affectionately called him “the son of Mario Lanza.”


In concert, Justin has excited audiences with his renditions of opera arias, musical theater standards and interpretations of the American songbook. He has also performed as a soloist in numerous oratorios and cantatas across the region.


Noted for his “expressive mastery” by B Sharp Productions, Justin is a sought after artist on the East Coast, having most recently expanded his vocal abilities as lead vocalist for 33 1/3 Live’s Killer Queen Experience. Click the link below for more info about this project.

33 1/3 Live’s Killer Queen Experience

Music Lessons with Justin

Justin Gonzalez offers a variety of services including beginner trumpet and trombone, voice lessons and coachings, music theory tutoring, and songwriting sessions. All sessions run one clinical hour (50 minutes in length). Contact for pricing.

Sign up for lessons HERE!

Upcoming Performances

12/16/2018

Pop-Up Choir at the Singing Fountain

12 pm

The Singing Fountain on East Passyunk Ave (Philadelphia, PA)

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12/16/2018

Pop-Up Choir at the Singing Fountain

Join Justin Gonzalez as he returns to East Passyunk Avenue to conduct the second annual pop-up choral performance of Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah! Everyone is invited to participate in this fantastic event!


Read more about this community event below:


https://billypenn.com/2018/12/14/why-hundreds-sing-handels-messiah-on-east-passyunk-each-winter/

12 pm

The Singing Fountain on East Passyunk Ave (Philadelphia, PA)

01/12/2019

33 1/3 Live’s Killer Queen Experience Returns!

7 pm - 10 pm

The Kennett Flash: 102 Sycamore Alley (Kennett Square, PA)

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01/12/2019

33 1/3 Live’s Killer Queen Experience Returns!

Remember listening to your favorite albums all the way through, the way the artist meant them to be heard?  So does Jim Drnec, drummer and founder of the multi-faceted musical collective 33 1/3 LIVE. “We perform classic rock albums using a rotating cast of some of the Delaware Valley's best musicians,” says Drnec.


But 33 1/3 LIVE’s most recent endeavor is also their most ambitious: 33 1/3 LIVE’s Killer Queen Experience faithfully re-creates Queen’s studio recordings live on stage including all the vocal harmonies that made the records so amazing! Not satisfied with just playing the “hits” however, the Killer Queen Experience also plays Queen’s quintessential album, A Night At The Opera in its entirety, featuring tracks like You’re My Best Friend, Love of My Life, The Prophet’s Song, and, of course, the operatic masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody.


33 1/3 LIVE’s Killer Queen Experience reproduces each track faithfully, while retaining the energy and excitement of a live performance. That means using more musicians and singers than were on the albums, allowing 33 1/3 LIVE to perform the songs live as they were recorded, overdubs and all. “For the Killer Queen Experience, we have nine musicians, playing multiple instruments, and six vocalists, so we can reproduce live the parts that even Queen could not manage on stage,” says lead vocalist Justin Gonzalez.


33 1/3 LIVE’s Killer Queen Experience is a 90-minute concert set of all your favorite Queen tracks spanning their extensive catalog and is guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest Queen fans. 


Follow KQE on social media:

www.facebook.com/KQExperience 

www.facebook.com/3313LIVE 

7 pm - 10 pm

The Kennett Flash: 102 Sycamore Alley (Kennett Square, PA)

02/03/2019

Glen Loch Men’s Chorale w/ CFS Choir

4 pm

Church of the Good Samaritan: 172 W Lancaster Ave (Paoli, PA)

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02/03/2019

Glen Loch Men’s Chorale w/ CFS Choir


4 pm

Church of the Good Samaritan: 172 W Lancaster Ave (Paoli, PA)

02/04/2019

Glen Loch Performance

2:45 pm

Church Farm School: 1001 E Lincoln Hwy (Exton, PA)

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02/04/2019

Glen Loch Performance


2:45 pm

Church Farm School: 1001 E Lincoln Hwy (Exton, PA)

02/09/2019

33 1/3 Live’s Killer Queen Experience Returns!

7 pm

2300 Arena: 2300 S Swanson St (Philadelphia, PA)

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02/09/2019

33 1/3 Live’s Killer Queen Experience Returns!

Remember listening to your favorite albums all the way through, the way the artist meant them to be heard?  So does Jim Drnec, drummer and founder of the multi-faceted musical collective 33 1/3 LIVE. “We perform classic rock albums using a rotating cast of some of the Delaware Valley's best musicians,” says Drnec.


But 33 1/3 LIVE’s most recent endeavor is also their most ambitious: 33 1/3 LIVE’s Killer Queen Experience faithfully re-creates Queen’s studio recordings live on stage including all the vocal harmonies that made the records so amazing! Not satisfied with just playing the “hits” however, the Killer Queen Experience also plays Queen’s quintessential album, A Night At The Opera in its entirety, featuring tracks like You’re My Best Friend, Love of My Life, The Prophet’s Song, and, of course, the operatic masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody.


33 1/3 LIVE’s Killer Queen Experience reproduces each track faithfully, while retaining the energy and excitement of a live performance. That means using more musicians and singers than were on the albums, allowing 33 1/3 LIVE to perform the songs live as they were recorded, overdubs and all. “For the Killer Queen Experience, we have nine musicians, playing multiple instruments, and six vocalists, so we can reproduce live the parts that even Queen could not manage on stage,” says lead vocalist Justin Gonzalez.


33 1/3 LIVE’s Killer Queen Experience is a 90-minute concert set of all your favorite Queen tracks spanning their extensive catalog and is guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest Queen fans. 


Follow KQE on social media:


www.facebook.com/KQExperience 

www.facebook.com/3313LIVE 

7 pm

2300 Arena: 2300 S Swanson St (Philadelphia, PA)

Connect with Justin

BOOKING

Thank you for your interest in hiring Justin for your venue/special event. Please direct all inquiries to: 


justingonzalezbooking@gmail.com


Mailing Address:

Justin Gonzalez, tenor

PO Box 2578 Philadelphia, PA 19147