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BIO

ENGLISH (Approx. 125 words):

Homegrown Montrealer, Justin Saladino leads a guitar-driven blues/rock group. The Justin Saladino Band has two all-original releases under their belt: “No Worries” (2016) and “A Fool’s Heart” (2018). The compositions are inspired by a colourful palette of genres and artists, moving effortlessly from smooth R&B textures to wailing blues riffs. On stage, JSB has wowed audiences at the ‘Montreal International Jazz Festival,’ ‘Tremblant International Blues Festival,’ ‘Rogers Cup,’ ‘Trois-Rivières en Blues’ and the ‘Toronto Blues Summit.’ In 2018, the 21st annual “Maple Blues Awards” nominated the group for “New Artist of the Year.” Representing Québec, the group competed in the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Justin Saladino Band’s performances are dynamic, offering an energetic and captivating display of versatility and originality.

Justin Saladino - Vocals/Guitars

Gabriel Forget - Bass

Denis Paquin - Drums

Antoine Loiselle - Guitar

Montreal’s native [...] son is a guitar wizard and feel-good chill-vibes phenom.
— Blues Blast Magazine, USA
The album has an appeal that reaches the one genre that matters most... music fans.
— Canadian Beats, CA

FRANÇAIS (environ 125 mots):

Montréalais d’origine, Justin Saladino mène un groupe blues/rock dirigé par la guitare. Le Justin Saladino Band a à son actif deux titres inédits: “No Worries” (2016) et “A Fool’s Heart” (2018). Les compositions s’inspirent d’une palette colorée de genres et d’artistes, allant de textures R&B douces à des riffs de blues gémissants. Sur scène, JSB a émerveillé les spectateurs au “Festival international de jazz de Montréal”, au “Festival international du blues de Tremblant”, à la “Coupe Rogers”, à “Trois-Rivières en Blues” et au “Toronto Blues Summit”. En 2019, la 21ème édition des « Maple Blues Awards » ont nominé le groupe “Nouvel artiste de l’année”. En tant que représentant du Québec, le groupe a participé au défi « International Blues Challenge » 2019, à Memphis, Tennessee.

Justin Saladino - Voix/Guitare

Gabriel Forget - Basse

Denis Paquin - Batterie

Antoine Loiselle - Guitare

Un bel album qui confirme tout le bien que l’on pensait déjà de Justin Saladino!
— Zicazine, FR

"Only You" off the debut album "A Fool's Heart" by the Justin Saladino Band.

Video clip of "All You Ever Need" off the 2018 album "A Fool's Heart" by the Justin Saladino Band.

"Irish Bordello" off of the album "No Worries" by the Justin Saladino Band live at the Montreal International Jazz Festival 2018.