Multi-instrumentalist Joe DiVita's musical roots can be traced back to the early age of four. He would improvise on his family's Wurlitzer organ and small accordion, following his father's musical lead, playing show tunes and Polkas. After years of study and a Performance Degree from Philadelphia's University of the Arts, he has been entertaining audiences and supporting musicians all over the US as a band leader, vocalist, and rhythm section sideman in a variety of settings.
In addition to his performance expertise, Joe is also a very experienced teacher, with over 17 years of experience. He has established a career guiding young musicians in their development on many instruments, songwriting, arranging, and music business.
Joe is a skilled percussionist on steel drums, marimba, vibraphone, traditional drum set, and hand drums for all styles of music ranging from Latin and Jazz to Polka. He is a member of ASCAP and has extensive experience in Electric Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, and voice in a wide variety of genres. Joe is available for hire for instruction, live events, or studio sessions at competitive flexible rates.
Joe Divita's Steel Trio
Joe DiVita Covering "No Woman No Cry"
Joe DiVita Covering "Don't Worry Be Happy"
"I hired a 3 member band that included Joe and two other guys for my Mom's 70th/Mom and Dad's 50th anniversary party. The band was exceptional. From the booking to the set-up to the gig itself, we couldn't have been more pleased. Joe responded quickly, they were friendly, and they are very talented musicians. I requested they play my parents "song". Joe said he didn't know it, but that he would learn it for the party. He did and it was great. I'd highly recommend these guys to anyone and will definitely use them again if we're in need of a talented steel drum band! Thanks!!"
"Joe played at our wedding ceremony and he was fantastic!!! We got married on the beach and wanted a great steel drum player who was reasonably priced and we defiantly got that!! Joe was not only professional but played AMAZING. If you want a great musician, someone who is nice and professional hire joe you will NOT be disappointed!!"
"On a scale of 1-5, our family would give Joe a 10. He was absolutely fabulous. Our Mom wanted steel drums for her 60th birthday party and we lucked out when we found Joe. His choice of songs was tremendous and not only does he play the steel drums wonderfully, he plays acoustically as well. We chose to do Joe solo because it was a backyard party and we were more than pleased with our choice. The sound was perfect, he was extremely kind and polite, he showed up an hour before start time to set up and he stayed later. We cannot say enough great things about Joe. He was AWESOME and the birthday girl was delighted..Thank You Joe for making our great day perfect!"