Giustino (Justin) Franzino is a seasoned professional and energetic performer with an imaginative style. Justin realized his gift for music around the age of twelve when his father brought home an accordion to entertain their big Italian family.
Justin studied with Rudy Molinaro (teacher of master accordionists Carmen Carrozza and Louis Coppola) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Early in his career, Justin performed in New York, Boston, and other cities along the east coast. As the years progressed, Justin’s curiosity and drive made him a natural at mastering the piano, Justin has performed and delighted audiences by playing at Oktoberfests, Italian Festivals, French Bastille Day celebrations, wineries, country clubs, and on cruise ships for Princess Cruises. His music has added to the festivity of weddings, private parties, and corporate events. Justin has also been called upon for recording sessions with local musicians and by the Microsoft Corporation for television commercials.
Justin’s repertoire includes German, French, Italian, and Spanish, as well as various other types of music including jazz, bluegrass, swing, classic standards, Cajun, country, and new age.