Josh Vietti: Hip-Hop Violinist

Josh Vietti

This week, WVUD spoke with violinist Josh Vietti. Vietti is currently working on his fifth and sixth albums and is touring the United States. Specializing in hip-hop and jazz, Vietti says the next two albums will feature music from both genres.

Vietti is currently touring the United States, and you can catch him for free on Friday, September 29 at 10 p.m. at Perkins Student Center for the Perkins Live series.

Listen to the Interview

Josh Vietti, recorded on September 25, 2017. Aired September 26, 2017.
33.1 MB

About the Violinist

Josh Vietti first picked up the violin when he was four, and at age seven he earned a violin scholarship with Mischa Lefkowitz, whom he studied with for ten years. Vietti has performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and played the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium. The violinist has opened for iconic artists like Earth Wind & Fire Ne-Yo and Lil Wayne. He is currently working on two new albums with hip-hop and jazz influences.

The Music

Due to copyright issues this podcast only features excerpts of the songs that appeared in the radio broadcast.

  • Artist / Track / Album / Year
  • Josh Vietti / Empire State of Mind / Best of Both Worlds / 2012
  • Josh Vietti / Black & Yellow / Best of Both Worlds / 2012
  • Josh Vietti / Closer / New Single / 2017

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