Josh Vietti is a HIP-HOP Violinist from Southern California
... WHO ALSO INCORPORATES POP, CLASSICAL AND JAZZ INTO HIS PERFORMANCES.
Josh is definitely a rising star and has been creating a lot of buzz across the country. Recently, Vietti’s violin cover of “Black and Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa was featured on the NFL’s television show “Hard Knocks” on HBO. He has also performed LIVE on ESPN’s NFL Countdown, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, has performed for Michael Jordan and at Roger Federer’s “Match For Africa” tournaments in Seattle and Silicon Valley and was featured in an NBA ALL-Star Game Commercial. He also has performed LIVE at Dodger Stadium several times, including the National Anthem and a Pre-Game Show at the World Series. Josh also just shot a national commercial for Acura with an original Hip-Hop Violin song (see Media/Videos to view the official music video).
Vietti also performed LIVE with Lil Duval in front of 20,000 people at Powerhouse NYC on the line up with Cardi B. Lil Duval initially reposted Josh’s cover of his No. 1 hit “Living My Best Life” on his Instagram page and was seen over one million times in two days after many celebrities and other influencers shared Josh’s video. Ten days later, Lil Duval contacted Josh and invited him to perform LIVE with him on one of the biggest stages in the country. Additionally, Vietti’s Instagram videos are regularly reposted by celebrities. Rap superstar French Montana is one of them and recently reposted Josh’s violin cover of his hit song “No Stylist” on his Instagram page going out to 11.9 million followers. Josh was also one of the winners of H-Town for Real Challenge in Houston, Texas and was featured on a song with Houston Radio Boss Kiotti, Z-Ro, Mista Madd, Paul Wall and Riff Raff.
Josh also performs at jazz festivals across the country and has performed for sold out crowds with a full band at the Catalina Island Jazz Festival, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, Florida, the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Stone Soul Festival in Richmond, VA, the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival in Baltimore, MD and the Wolf Creek Jazz Festival in Atlanta, GA. Vietti was labeled the “Sleeper Hit of the Festival” at the famed jazz fest in Florida. Josh has also had the privilege of performing with jazz artists Rick Braun, Peter White, Marcus Anderson, and has opened for many major artists, such as Earth Wind & Fire, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Fabolous, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, B.o.B., Najee and Norman Brown.
Josh has also been interviewed and performed live on several radio stations across the country and abroad. He was featured on the Rickey Smiley Show in Atlanta, Z100’s Elvis Duran Morning Show in New York City, Cleveland’s hip hop station Z107.9, Atlanta's jazz radio station 91.9 WCLK, Eminem's SiriusXM channel Shade 45 with Sway In The Morning, the Madd Hatta Morning Show and Kiotti’s evening show on 97.9 The Box in Houston, KG Smooth’s Majic 102.1 in Houston, as well as Toronto’s classic rock station Q107 with radio host Kim Mitchell. Additionally, Vietti recorded two pieces for HITS 1 on SiriusXM for Stanley T In The Morning.
He was also invited to perform on AXS.TV, a music channel owned jointly by Mark Cuban. Vietti debuted his original song "Street Violin". After Vietti’s performance, Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur, TV Personality and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks tweeted Josh saying: “loving @joshvietti on @AXSTV #axslive Im a new fan !”
Vietti is also concerned with giving back to the community and helping kids and adults in inner cities who display exceptional musical talent but lack the resources to pursue a career in the music industry. Josh's goal is to pull others up the ladder just as he was, to help give them their own platform and to empower and inspire them to let their light shine. Josh tries to stop by schools in every city and does free workshops and performances for kids that may have never seen a violin or think of it as a “cool” instrument. Eventually he would like to see every school in the US equipped with quality instruments, teachers and up-to-date technology that will inspire a new generation of musicians, composers and producers.
And even though Josh maintains a very active tour schedule, he has a beautiful wife and two handsome boys. God, family and balance are very important to Vietti, and he strives to create that balance even in the up and down rollercoaster of the music business. When he isn’t spending time with his wife, kids or touring, you can find Josh at the nearest coffee shop, surfing and paddle boarding, running and drinking his favorite Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky.
Memorable, fresh and inspiring are three words that perfectly sum up this fiddler from Southern California.