Justin GrayProducer, recording, mix and mastering engineer, Professor of Composition & Audio Production at Humber College, Producer, Bassist, Studio Engineer, & Composer/Arranger
Justin Gray is a producer, bassist, composer, and educator based in Toronto, Canada. As an upright bassist, electric bassist, and Bass Veena player, Justin performs in a variety of traditional and contemporary music ensembles from around the world. Justin is a full-time professor of composition and audio production at Humber College. Justin is also the Program Co-Ordinator for the Music Composition Graduate Certificate at Humber College. In 2010, Justin invented the Bass Veena, an instrument designed for Indian classical and contemporary world music performance. The instrument was built by renowned Canadian luthier, Les Godfrey. Justin now performs Bass Veena with artists from across the globe. Justin leads his own contemporary world music ensemble Justin Gray & Synthesis, which released their debut album New Horizons, in 2017. As a producer, recording, mix and mastering engineer, Justin has worked with artists in a wide range of musical styles (synthesissound.com). Over the course of his career, Justin has received a number of awards and distinctions, including: Nomination for World Music Album of the Year (Aviva Chernick CFMA 2020), Nomination for Best Solo Artist (CFMA 2018), Recipient of Emerging Jazz Artist Award (Toronto Arts Foundation 2015), Recipient of Shanti Chakravarty Award For Excellence in Indian Classical Performance (2015).