Russwin Francisco is an accomplished vocalist and sings with a jazz band at various DC locales. He began singing at an early age, when his great aunt, who founded the Philippine Concert Choir, taught him his first solo. He sang in school and church choirs as a boy soprano. Informed by an exceptionally musical family, he is comfortable with many genres of music ranging from sacred and spirituals to folk, showtunes and doo wop. He received formal instruction in piano and classical voice, and vocal coaching in madrigal and barbershop. As a tenor, he performed with professional groups, concert choirs and in community theater. For more than 21 years, he sang and styled songs with Nuance, an a cappella ensemble. He is often a featured soloist at several churches, weddings and special occasions.