Justin Bellairs studied jazz performance at UCT where he was tutored on saxophone by Prof. Mike Rossi, Doug Masek (USA), Mark Ginsburg (AU) and Dan Shout.
During his studies at UCT he spent a year at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo under the direction of Morten Halle, and played in the Academy’s big band lead by Geir Lysne.
Since then, he has performed professionally in a variety of bands, musical productions and shows. Artists he has performed with include Andrew Lilley, Feya Faku, Marcus Wyatt, and Standard Bank Young Artists Kesivan Naidoo, Shane Cooper, Melanie Scholtz, Kyle Shepherd, Bokani Dyer and Nduduzo Makhathini.
Justin has also performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival as well as various venues in Norway, Sweden, Botswana, and the USA (including the prestigious Carnegie Hall, New York in 2014 with Kesivan and the Lights)..
Justin performs as a Soloist, Duo to full size Jazz Band as requested by the client .