Justin Schenk grew up in Southlake and graduated from Carroll High School. He started playing guitar at age 13, and started playing jazz at age 14. By 17, he was teaching beginner and intermediate guitar lessons. While occupying the guitar chair in Carroll High’s top jazz band, he received from various jazz competitions awards that included: Outstanding Jazz Soloist, and Outstanding Musician 3 years in a row. During his Senior year, he was honored to receive the Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz. He then attended the University of North Texas where he played with several jazz combos and big bands as well as spending several years in the school’s latin jazz ensemble studying the music of Puerto Rico and Cuba. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with a minor in Music Theory in 2010, and is currently working as a freelance guitarist in the D/FW area. He has experience playing and teaching a multitude of different genres including: rock, country, blues, R&B, pop, various latin styles, and jazz.