Dallas Vietty is an American jazz accordionist specializing in the Parisian swing-waltz style of Musette and Gypsy Jazz. He began playing the accordion in 2001, and has studied jazz and arranging at California State University Northridge and accordion performance with Stanley and Joanna Darrow at Acme Accordion School, Roberto Cassan in Boston, and Victor Prieto in NYC. As a soloist he performs widely, and won first place in the Free Bass category at the American Accordionist Musicological Society Festival in 2011.
Dallas currently leads “Musette Project”, a contemporary take on the modernist waltz compositions of the mid-century Parisian accordionists, and “Hot Bijouxx”, an early 20th century inspired swing group. They have performed at Musikfest 2012, Djangoary Festival 2011 and 2012, Djangofolies Festival 2012, Djangology Festival 2012, TEDxPhilly 2010, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Tinicum Arts Festival 2011-2015 and many other concerts around the country. Dallas is an in demand side man, at venues including the Iridium Jazz Club, BB King’s NYC, Twin’s Jazz Washington, D.C. He teaches at the famous Django music camp, regularly leads workshops at the American Accordionist Association Conference and the American Accordion Musicological Society, and has a prolific private studio and revolutionary online teaching presence. He is one of a few who have a curriculum and knowledge of Musette and Gypsy Jazz for the piano accordion.