Instrument(s): Bass, Cello, Strings, Viola, Violin, Mandolin
About Joseph D'Esposito
Joe D'Esposito began playing violin at the age of seven. These first lessons were classically oriented and continued until age thirteen. Joe continued his studies with Earl Maneein, a multi genre violinist whose projects include classical chamber music, jazz, bluegrass, and metal.
In addition to private violin study, Joe was raised in a musical family lending constant exposure to american jazz, celtic, rock, bluegrass, and classical performances in a family band setting. These experiences fostered a love for performance in a wide variety of genres from a young age.
After graduating high school, Joseph was accepted into Ithaca College's music school to pursue studies in music education, and violin performance with Susan Waterbury. It was in Ithaca, NY where doors began to open for Joe with Celtic, bluegrass, and contemporary string band music. He strives to expand the reach of music to those not ordinarily lucky enough to have it as part of their lives. His most recent project involves performance and composition with double bass player, Andrew Ryan, in a duo based out of Denver, Colorado.