Justin Gray is a Juno award-winning bassist, composer, engineer, producer, and educator based in Toronto, Canada. As a double bassist, electric bassist, and Bass Veena player, Justin performs in a variety of traditional and contemporary music ensembles from around the world. Justin is on faculty at Humber College in Toronto, where he teaches audio production, performance, and composition.
In 2010, Justin invented and co-created 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.
As a producer, mix engineer and mastering engineer, Justin has worked with artists from around the world in a wide range of musical styles. Please visit Synthesis Sound and Immersive Mastering for more information.
Over the course of his career, Justin has received several awards and distinctions, including: 2022 Juno Award (Best Jazz Album), 2020 CFMA Nominee (Best World Album), 2018 CFMA Nominee (Best Solo Artist), 2017 Canadian Screen Award (Co-Producer of Best Original Song), 2015 Emerging Jazz Artist Award (Toronto Arts Foundation) and 2015 CFMA Nomination (Best World Album).