LOUNGE: Russell James and Justyna Adams - The Elbo Room2871 N Lincoln Ave Chicago,IL
05/25/2018 8:00 PM - 05/25/2018 10:00 PM
Russell James Pyle is a singer-songwriter from Albuquerque, NM. His songs focus on the American experience. He released his first album post-The Porter Draw, "RISE" in May of 2016 and an EP entitled "SEASONS" in December of 2016. Russell has been the artist-in-residence at Big Bend National Park and continues to tour regularly. His performances are emotive, uplifting, and unforgettable.
Justyna was born in the small town of Przemysl in Southeast part of Poland. She inherited her love for music from her parents. Her father was an amateur singer and a self taught guitar player. Her mother was a singer who came to the United States in the mid 80's and spent a few years singing in the Chicagoland area. Wanting to follow her mother's footsteps, Justyna set her goal of becoming a singer at the age of 7. She came to the United States in 2006, settled in Chicago and began her education in jazz a few years later. In 2016 Justyna earned her bachelors degree of Science in Accounting and Jazz Studies at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. Over the years, she's worked with great jazz musicians such as Mark Colby, Bob Rummage, Frank Caruso, Gayle Bisesi, Bill Kidera, Tommy Muellner, John Bany,Martin Bany,Steven Hart, George Aparo, Dave Berger, Steven Hashimoto, Alfonso Ponticelli. Justyna has been collaborating with the great Chicago bass player John Bany, also known as "Pops" and "Grandpa Bass". Justyna sang at the Underground Wonderbar, Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, Catch 35, Serbian Village, Andy's Jazz Club, and Fitz's Spare Keys, The Art Gallery Kafe, The All Souls Jazz Festival, and the 26th annual Great Orchestra of Chicstmas Charity Event. You can find Justyna Singing around Chicago as "Justyna and the Company"