Justin Chittams was born in Washington, DC. His father is a classically trained pianist and started Justin on his musical journey at a very young age. Justin started
Justin Chittams was born in Washington, DC. His father is a classically trained pianist and started Justin on his musical journey at a very young age. Justin started playing the trombone at age 6 and he got involved in playing in school bands and in the DC Youth Orchestra. His transition to the drums took place when he saw his older brother playing the drums at church, and followed in his footsteps. After years of gaining experience in the Church, he began playing with a traveling choir that helped him expand his musicianship.
In 2008 Justin moved to Hilo Hawaii. He began studying Marine Biology, eventually switching to Music and Performing arts; which he later got his bachelor’s degree in 2013. After moving to Hawaii and graduating as a music major, music became his only focus. He began playing drums and singing with many different local rock, reggae, and jazz groups such as N.Y.R, Big island swing, Wendell Ing and friends, The Steppas, Positive Motion along with many other local talents.
Justin currently works towards being a self-sustaining musician. Making music is his life’s work. He practices every day and is constantly expanding his instrumental and musical knowledge to ensure his success. Justin’s hope is that people can connect to his music and be inspired to always keep striving for their dreams and goals.
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