PIANO WHITMAN PROFILE

Piano Giulietta Piera Ventimiglia Whitman, born in 1997, is a self taught musician who has a visible passion for music. Her syrupy vocals and groovy licks are singular and captivating.

As the frontman of JUXT, Piano unleashes a new wave of weird. 

 
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THEYCALLMEPIANO

Piano’s musical journey began at age three when she taught herself to play the keyboard and was immediately driven to write her own songs. At age ten, a collaboration with KidzBob resulted in an original web series called “Rockin’ it Old School” where she hosted her own web show focused on classic rock.  Shortly thereafter, Piano began performing at local bars and open mics in the DC area. She went under the stage name "THEYCALLMEPIANO" and soon created a buzz. In 2012, she won The Jack Diamond Morning Show’s “Jack Factor” talent contest. In 2014 Piano won the Cherry Blossom Festival's Sing Into Spring competition.  Under THEYCALLMEPIANO, Piano recorded, produced, and released two albums titled Odd Misconception (2013) and Retrograde (2015). She opened for many artists including: Nat and Alex Wolff, Joe Brooks, and Aaron Carter. Under this project, Piano has performed in a wide variety of venues including Jammin' Java, The Fillmore, and many venues on the east coast, UK, and Italy.   

PERSONAL LIFE

Piano is a film major at NOVA Community College. She has worked as Production Assistant for HBO producer Mahrya MacIntire in several film projects, including Glamour Magazine for the Women's March 2017 and WeTransfer for FKA Twigs. Piano's short films, Big Tuna & Dressing, were selected to be screened at the NOVA Film Festival 2016/2017. 

Piano is a student pilot flying a Cessna 172 and is pursuing her private license. She is also fluent in Italian.

HIP-HOP & FUNK

Piano is a self taught alto saxophone player. She briefly toured with DC's Footwerk in 2016. Piano has also guest performed on sax with numerous artists and bands including: Too Many Daves, Ron Holloway, Andy Poxon, Paul Pfau, Steve Lauri, and Jonny Grave & the Tombstones.

Another young talent, a local, Northern Virginia native who goes by the name THEYCALLMEPIANO, opened the show [Nat and Alex Wolff at Jammin’ Java] and quickly showed that she, too, has showmanship beyond her years.
— Washington Examiner