Josh Vietti is a Hip-Hop/Jazz Violinist from Southern California
... WHO INCORPORATES POP, CLASSICAL, R&B AND GOSPEL INTO HIS PERFORMANCES.
Vietti has played the violin since the age of four. When he was seven years old he received a violin scholarship with virtuoso Mischa Lefkowitz of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and studied with him for over ten years.
He has appeared in an NBA All-Star Game Commercial, has performed for Michael Jordan, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and on celebrity wedding planner David Tutera’s hit TV show CELEBrations on WEtv. He has also performed LIVE at Dodger Stadium several times, including the National Anthem. Most recently Josh performed a fifteen minute half time show at the Roger Federer "Match For Africa 4" tournament in front of 17,000 people at Seattle's Key Arena.
Josh currently tours the United States performing at colleges, corporate events, weddings and jazz festivals. He has performed for sold out crowds with a full band at the Catalina Island Jazz Festival, Stone Soul Festival in Richmond, VA, the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival in Baltimore, MD and the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, Florida. He has also headlined and sold out his own jazz concerts at The Mint LA in Los Angeles, Joes Pub NYC and City Winery in Atlanta using only his Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages to promote his concerts. With 28,000 Facebook fans, 58,000 YouTube subscribers and 11 million views and 7,500 Instagram followers, Josh definitely has a large sphere of influence and it is growing rapidly. Additionally, Josh's album "Best of Both Worlds" has been streamed over 5 million times and his latest release "Play To Win" is quickly catching up and becoming a favorite of music lovers worldwide.
Vietti has opened for many major artists, such as, Earth Wind & Fire, Ne-Yo, B.o.B., Fantasia, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, David Sanborn, Gerald Albright and Rick Braun. He 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 as well as Toronto’s classic rock station Q107 with radio host Kim Mitchell. Additionally, Josh 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 !”
Josh is currently working on a new studio album that will mix flavors of jazz, funk, hip-hop and r&b and is also setting up a nationwide tour to bring his music to the masses. 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.
Memorable, fresh and inspiring are three words that perfectly sum up this fiddler from Southern California.