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Joseph Veloz / Bio

Over Joseph's career, he has been able to hone his groove stylings on stage nationally with many blues, soul, funk and top 40 bands. Joseph has been fortunate over the years to perform along side blues artists such as Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Lucky Peterson, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Sherman Robertson, Debra Coleman, Jason Ricci and Shawn Kellerman. Joseph has also displayed his versatility working with americana band The Nouveaux Honkies and top 40 bands Attraction and 5 Guys named Moe. No matter what the musical genre, Joseph exhibits an unforgettable, high-energy stage presence and always delivers his signature bottom end grooves that you feel from your head to your toes.

As a child Joseph was inspired early by jazz, soul and classical music recordings that he heard in and around his home. He took that passion and applied it to education. Beginning at the age of eight, Joseph’s aptitude and understanding of music history and theory just added to his natural ability to perform. With studies at Blue Lake Music Camp and Interlochen National Music Camp as a teenager, Joseph became an outstanding classical upright bassist for his age, earning him positions in both, the Michigan Youth Symphony and the Saginaw Symphony respectively. Joseph continued his education with studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and Jazz studies at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL. There he applied his accumulated experienced to bass guitar and immersed himself in the Chicago music scene, most significantly, the blues scene!

Continuing to grow as a Bassist and performer, Joseph expanded his career into recording. Recording locally in Detroit with The Immortals and City Limits Blues Band. Joseph carried that knowledge on to recordings with Shawn Kellerman, Biscuit Miller and The Mix and The Nouveaux Honkies. With the opportunity to record with such giants Lucky Peterson and Jason Ricci, Joseph continues to expand his aptitude for the blues and music in general.

General Info

Artist Name
Joseph Veloz
Home Page
Blues / Funk / Soul

Contact Info

Detroit, MI