Biography

Justin Solonynka

Justin grew up in Churchville, PA, a small town in Bucks County. He was drawn to making music from childhood, starting with the piano when he could barely reach the keys. In concert, he has also been known to play trombone, pennywhistle, mallet percussion, guitar, melodica, and drums, though admittedly not all at once. He sings, too.

Justin Solonynka at WACM
Playing an outdoor concert at Walk a Crooked Mile in Mt. Airy


Justin teaches middle school mathematics at Abington Friends School, and he was briefly "internet famous" for this video.  He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and daughter, lots of books, a few plants, and a collection of musical instruments from all over the world, some of which he can actually play.

 


Making music in the Lehigh Valley


MUSICAL CONSPIRATORS

Acoustic Blender (alternative folk quartet)
The New South Wales Machine (jazz-funk-rock combo)
Contra Deceptives (contra dance band)
Soup for the Soles (contra dance band)
The Thomas B. Razler Quartet (jazz)
Sasank Ancha (guitar), Rory Bradley (pennywhistle), Mike Corsa (bass), Debbie Davis (cello), Ernestine Dillard (operatic soprano), Hope Wesley Harrison (voice, guitar), David Heitler-Klevans (voice, guitar), Jenny Heitler-Klevans (voice, djembe), Sally Pont (playwright, lyricist), Jonathan Slezak (clarinet), Dan Somavilla (woodwinds), Chris Stuart (drums), Neil Wetzel (sax).


RECORDINGS

See Discography.

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