BIO

Jj

Justine (born November 3, 1992) is a singer and songwriter.
Semifinalist of “The Voice of Poland”.
Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition 2015.
Winner of the 2nd place in the Unsigned Only Music Competition 2016, Pop/Top40 category.
Welcome to my official website. Here you’ll learn more about me.

Justine

 

 

 

 

HOW DID IT ALL START?

Justine was born and raised in Żywiec, Poland. She grew up backstage thanks to her Dad who is a sound engineer and concert organizer. At every concert, she would sit on the cases behind the scenes and dream that one day she’ll sing for the crowds as well.
At the age of six, she started playing the violin, but classical music was not her thing. She finished primary music school and escaped into dance and music of artists such as Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Beyoncé.

CLASH OF THE CHOIRS

In her senior year of high school, Jj took part in the casting for the TV show „Clash of the Choirs“. It was three months of very hard work but she had learned a lot from that experience. Thanks to the program Jj met her teachers who helped her develop her vocal skills.

THE VOICE

Three years later, in 2014, Jj became the semifinalist of „The Voice of Poland“. In the show, she sang such songs as “Mamma Knows Best” by Jessie J, “Why Don’t You Love Me” by Beyoncé and “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera. It was a big break in her career. She decided to take up music and she has started to write her own songs.

WHAT NOW?

A year after The Voice, in 2015 she reached the final of the International Songwriting Competition. There have been over 18,000 entries from 120 countries. Justine’s song “Run After Me” was judged by Tom Waits, Ke$ha, Lorde, Avicii, Pat Metheny, Bill Whiters, Boyz II Men and more. Finally, the song occurred among the top 16 songs in a Pop category with an Honorable Mention. Soon after this, she won the 2nd place in the Unsigned Only Music Competition 2016, Pop/Top40 category. There have been about 6000 entries from over 100 countries.
Now she sings, writes songs, cooperates with great musicians from all over the world and continues her music education.

TEACHERS AND MENTORS

She works with successful vocal coaches and musicians such as: Marcin Maziarz (pianist, Justine’s favourite ever ear training, harmony and piano teacher),  John Henny (a celebrity vocal coach from LA and one of the top voice teacher trainers in the world),  Sonia Lachowolska (well thought of vocal coach in Poland), Kevin Mahogany (jazz singer, an exceptional master teacher at Berklee College of Music and University of Miami), Jaime Vendera (voice strengthening coach, one of his students is James LaBrie, Dream Theatre), Jnr Robinson (Gospel artist, he sang with such divas as Chaka Khan and Mica Paris), Dean Kaelin (his students have been American Idol finalists, Star Search Winners, and have competed on The Voice and America's Got Talent, he worked as the personal pianist for Seth Riggs).

BESIDE THE MUSIC

Dance! Especially Jackson Style, Hip-Hop, Electro and Dancehall but above all she loves to improvise.
Graphic design! One of the most useful of all Justine's hobbies. Because somebody has to design all those covers, logos, youtube thumbnails and websites, right?
Photography! Traveling without the camera makes no sense.
Learning! Justine loves learning new things: new languages, new songs, people’s names, dates, and all things that are connected with music, movies, art, music production and mastering.

ON MY iPOD

ACDC, Adele, Aerosmith, Afromental, Alan Menken, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Ariana Grande, The Beatles, Beck, Beyonce, Billy Joel, Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera, ColdplayDaft Punk, Demi LovatoDire Straits, Dirty Loops, Ed Sheeran, Ella Eyre, Emeli Sande, Eminem, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters, Frank Sinatra, Genesis, Green Day, Gwen Stefani, Hans Zimmer, Harry Styles, Imagine Dragons, Incognito, The Jacksons, James Brown, James Horner, Jamiroquai, Jay Z, Jessie J, John Legend, John Williams, Jon Bellion, Joni Mitchell, Joss Stone, Justin Bieber, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Kirk Franklin, LADY GAGA, LemON, Lorde, Madonna, Mark Ronson, Maroon 5, Meghan Trainor, Michael Buble, MICHAEL JACKSON, Miley Cyrus, Muse, Pharrell Williams, Phil CollinsP!nk, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Robert Glasper, Sam Smith, Sia, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Sting,  Taylor Swift, Tina Turner, Tony Bennett, TOTO, twenty one pilots, The Weeknd, Whitney Houston

I LOVE

SF, family, art, traveling, learning new things, fresh bread rolls, British accent, good movies, Harry Potter, long books, and tea.

I DON’T LIKE

Early alarm clocks, offal, boredom and I hate lies!

WISE QUOTES

Stay curious.

Stop existing and start living.
Heal The World - Michael Jackson

The secret is to listen to more music and less advice.

Have courage and be kind.
Cinderella

Of course, it is happening inside your head, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Dumbledore

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

It's all about the ENERGY!

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