Chicago born and LA based songwriter/artist Justin Jesso started writing songs by the age of 10. Growing up singing in talent shows and acting in regional theatres he was heavily influenced by the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire and Ray Charles. After graduating high school, Justin released a solo album and toured the country, opening for acts like Jordin Sparks, Raven Symone, and Jesse McCartney.
Justin later attended the Clive Davis Institute at NYU where he studied songwriting and began performing regular nights at the storied venue The Bitter End. Since graduating he has followed his love of songwriting and collaboration and spent the last two years writing with other writers and producers in Los Angeles, New York City and Sweden.
In 2016 he co-wrote Ricky Martin’s single “Vente Paca” featuring Latin superstar Maluma, which went #1 in multiple Latin American countries. His biggest success story to date is co-writing and featuring on Kygo’s single “Stargazing”. Other recent releases in which he features include Alle Farben’s single “As Far As Feelings Go” and SEEB’s single “Bigger Than”.
Recently Justin has been concentrating on his artist project, which is signed to Columbia/Sony Records in Germany. His single "Getting Closer" was top 10 in the German Airplay chart for 3 months!
Fact: Was a Disney Kid.