Justina Soto is a jazzy rhythm and blues singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn. She attended the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts founded by Tony Bennett, where she honed her skills as a performer and musician. She opened for the Dave Matthews Band in Central Park in 2003 and has performed in Carnegie Hall. Soto recorded six songs onto an EP entitled Soul Sacrament in 2010.
I was walking to my local supermarket. The doors were open at Ella Lounge. I heard some great live singing. I thought it was Adele. I entered. It was Justina Soto. Backed by a trio, Soto skillfully blended pop, jazz and soul, sounding like a classic soul singer, but with new, original songs. The dim lights romanticized her songs of loving, longing and loss. Oh, yes, this is baby-making music.