Amazing Saxophone Street Artist Justin Ward:The Story of My Life/"Wine Night"

Live on the sax!!!

Sharing Justin's inspirational life story of music & technology & dreams...

Enjoy a feast of your ears & dream with your eyes open!

About Justin

He was first chair in both the IMEA concert and jazz bands throughout middle school and high school, eventually going on to study at The DePaul University School of Music. Now, a resident of San Francisco, Justin has quickly become a highly sought after sax player all over the California coast, with regular gigs in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Montecito, and San Francisco. 

Being trained in both classical and jazz gives Justin the versatility to play just about anything. He is currently playing alongside many DJs at some of the biggest nightclubs in California. Justin opened for The Dream Foundation's 2012 Celebration of Dreams Gala, sharing the stage with Katy Perry, The Canadian Tenors, Casey Abrams, and many other big names. 

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"Wine/ Steak Night'

Nothing is better than a cup of fine wine when you swimming in the ocean of melody.

At this special night, Saxophone music, delicious wine, fine grilled flank steak and yummy home-made ice cream will take you to an amazing journey of sense and taste!


5:30 pm - Food & drinks & mingling

6:15 pm - Justin Ward

6:35 pm - Mini saxophone concert

7:00 pm - CD Give Away

7:30 pm - More Networking

How to find us: TechXploration takes place at PayPal HQ at Town Hall, which is facing North First Street.

Public Transit Info: PayPal Town Hall is directly across the street from the Karina Station of VTA/Light Rail in San Jose, CA.

Parking Info: All unmarked spots at PayPal HQ are up for grabs. When you pull into the campus, look for Town Hall (large building says "Town Hall" above doors, faces North First) and then park where you'd like.

Please encourage your guests to register and RSVP themselves for a more fluid check-in.

Please bring a photo ID.

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  • Rick A.

    I'm glad I had the opportunity to enjoy Justin Ward's music, complete transparency, risk tolerance, and sense of adventure. On the flip side, his high regard for hedonism and low regard for law and order was disappointing - especially in light of the fact that several children were in attendance. Overall, a thought-provoking encounter with a very gifted musician.

    2 · July 1, 2014

  • Mark R.

    What a fascinating life story! Justin's story made me smile several times, even though I know that I would never have even considered the lifestyle he enjoys. I was curious about how much money he takes in as a street performer, but he didn't want to reveal that information.

    2 · July 1, 2014

  • MP D.

    His music has soul... I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish there was more time for Q&A. In particular, I wanted to know his approach to creating new compositions.

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Karen F.

    I loved it!! I loved the questions, the honest responses from Justin, and, of course, the fabulous music.
    There's nothing like the sound of a saxophone! Such a paradox: hot and mellow, cool and slow, fast and intense all in 30 minutes max. Not sure how it all happened so seamlessly: Justin is a professional. And, no question, he was prepared to entertain. Thanks to the Tech Exploration for the gift of music!

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Michael J.

    Had a lot of fun thank you

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • John G.

    I love that this event does not dare to step "out of the box" to try something new..................Justin mentioned why not take risk in life...."Why not go out on a limb, isn't that where the fruit is?"

    2 · June 30, 2014

  • Bob C.

    Justin was interesting and performed well, but for me, it was way too loud to enjoy.

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Pattie

    Absolutely amazing!!!

    2 · June 30, 2014

  • Marbeya B.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to make it, working late :(

    June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do guests need to be 21?

    1 · June 30, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Maya, you don't have to be 21 to get in, but beware we do have alcohol tonight. See you later!

      1 · June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there an entry fee?

    1 · June 29, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Alex, the event is FREE! Please RSVP on the event page to get in. See you soon!

      June 30, 2014

  • Ameya M.

    Can I bring my friend?

    1 · June 30, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Hi Ameya, of course! Just ask them to RSVP on the site individually and there's ID checking by the door.

      June 30, 2014

  • Karen F.

    Justin rocks the house down. This is not to be missed. Invite 30 and expect 20 to show...He is an extraordinary musician and talent. I've been trying to get him playing at the Poor House Bistro in San Jose. He'll get there...
    He's over-the-top-talented.

    1 · June 4, 2014

    • Chang (Chloe) L.

      Thanks Karen!! Please ask all your friends RSVP individually to get in the event!

      1 · June 5, 2014

  • Brandy

    Would it be okay to bring my son with me (6) he is wanting to play an instrument and I'd love for him to see this.

    1 · May 7, 2014

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