MP3 Justis Kao - You Took Me In (Single Release)
Refreshing sound of R&B/Pop with lush harmonies and smooth piano lines.
3 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover, POP: Piano
JUSTIS KAO - Nominated Best Male Singer/Songwriter for a 2006 Los Angeles Music Awards SINGER . SONGWRITER . PIANIST . ARRANGER . PRODUCER
Twenty-five-year-old artist Justis Kao blends the sounds of pop, R&B, Gospel, Jazz and Funk to create music that inspires the soul. He is a winner of The Upper Room Recording Studio''s Bandsearch 2000 soloist category, a two-time winner in the God''s Gift Music songwriting competition, winner of the 2004 Waterwind Songwriting Competition, a finalist in the John Lennon Scholarship Contest and a recipient of Berklee''s World Scholarship.
With the release of his third EP, “ACOUSTICALLY ME”, Justis brings his songs in an acoustic medium, raw with emotion from his own experiences. “I write because I want to express through music what I often don’t know how to say. Music is the one thing that transcends all racial, ethnic, cultural and language barriers. As a songwriter, I hope that my music might be able to encourage and inspire others.”
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Justis graduated with a degree in Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Trained as a classical pianist, Justis has been performing since the age of six in various showcases and competitions in Toronto. Having produced two albums and various live concerts in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique, Justis is now taking on a new challenge: Los Angeles, California. Justis has since produced several concerts in the Los Angeles area and has played to sold-out audiences at the Japan America Theater opening for Jazz group, Kilaeua and Jazz/R&B legends Hiroshima.