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Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Justin Vedovelli (b.2001) started playing the drums when he was six years old. Humble, open minded, and curious, Justin learned from a variety of people and musical experiences to create a solid musical foundation.

He found himself playing jazz, rock, classical, and musical theater gigs professionally when he was as young as 14.  At age 16 he began teaching 7 students a week at a private music lessons studio in his hometown. By the time he was 18 years old he was fortunate enough to have recorded three albums of original music with his band Lemon Street.

While in college at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, he studied with master drummers Victor Lewis and Robby Ameen. Highlights include performing and recording with the award winning Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones in Fort Myer, VA; performing with the Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble in Atlantic City, NJ; and recording with the Afro Caribbean Ensemble at the WBGO studios in Newark. Justin graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance in May of 2023.

While currently living in the NYC metropolitan area, Justin performs all over the northeast. He is on faculty at the Newark School of The Arts where he teaches group drumming, group piano, music theory, and private lessons. He also performs with Music For All Seasons, an organization that provides programs for at risk youth, veterans, seniors, and hospitals.
Justin Vedovelli drums
Justin Vedovell Rutgers




Along with being a versatile and skilled musician, I bring my professionalism and care  to every situation. I collaborate with musicians and artists of all disciplines to create meaningful work whether through live performance or recording. This work is meant to have a positive impact on the people it reaches and in some cases offer a new perspective.  I also respect and honor those who have come before me and what I have learned from them. I combine their lessons with my own to teach others.

What's Next?

I am constantly improving my skills and taking inspiration from others. I hope to record an album of original music soon, be a part of unique and challenging projects, and teach more students.

Hopefully, you are involved in what's next with me in one way or another as a

listener, collaborator, or student.  

Let's work together! Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.

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