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Forbes.comJustin Echols was metioned on Forbes.com in an article that discussed the growing trend of jazz clubs tucked within luxe hotels. Echols' performance at the Bar On Fifth in the renowned Setai Hotel (New York City) is perhaps the best example of how this trendsetting performer is changing the landscape of live jazz performance.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & MuseumJustin Echols had the extreme honor of performing at the 16th annual remembrance at the Oklahoma City bombing, which was held at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Echols performed the national anthem, America the Beautiful, and Smile. The event was simulcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and CNN. The CBS Evening News, also, did a story on remembering the vicitims of terrorism that showcased Echols singing the national anthem.
ABC TulsaAn Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in journalisam was recieved for Justin Echols amazing life story. Oklahoma City finest by day and the voice of the city by night is how Echols has been living his life for six years. Echols is the artist in residence at Hefner Grill were he lights up the night with stellar jazz vocals and stunning piano skills.
CBS Oklahoma CityJustin Echols wears a badge during the day and tickles the ivories of the historical Hilton Skirvin Hotel at night. Echols is a man with two dueling careers, an Oklahoma City police officer and international jazz musician.
SliceA three page editorial was done on Justin Echols. It captured his life as a police office and jazz musician, while still being a family man.
The OklahomanEchols has been the featured in many newspaper articles. The Oklahoman has followed Echols from the begining of his metamorphosis from an Oklahoma City police officer to an international/national jazz musician.
Believe in OklahomaGoing above the call of duty on the Oklahoma City Police Department is just another day on the job for Sergeant Justin Echols. He is trained to save lifes, but it is how he is soothing soul that is blowing more and more people away. With a life changing car crash, Echols discover a truely amazing gift on the piano. Now he protects souls and sooth them.
OklavisionEchols has performed live on Oklavision many times, dazzling audience and guests, with his abilities to perform jazz standards.
Examiner EnterpriseJustin Echols was the show case performer at the Big Night Out for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Through his work as a mentor to inner-city youth he was the perfect speaker and performer for the event.
GazetteThe Gazette documented the early days of Justin Echols performance career. Telling the tale of the first performances at the Boulevard Steakhouse to the Skirvin Hilton's Red Piano Lounge.
Rise and ShinePerforming on our show to promote Jazz in the Park Concert, Justin Echols played and sang his heart out. He gives back to the committee as an Oklahoma City Police by day and a jazz musican by night. Echols shows his state pride by perforance a knock out version of "Oklahoma", which was a show stopper.
Oklahoma Live!Mr. Justin Echols is a fantastic musician that performed on our show many times. He has a one of a kind story, that goes from a police car to a piano bench. With his our flare on the piano and stellar vocal, his perforance is as one of a kind as his story.