Originally from California, his formal education includes study of arranging, composition and piano performance at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles as well as accordion at the Acme Accordion School in Westmont, NJ with Stanley Darrow and Joanna Darrow.
In April 2011. Dallas took first place in the Free Bass solo accordion category at the American Accordion Musicological Society. He leads Dallas Vietty’s Musette Project , an accordion driven swing band which explores the rich music of the French waltz music called ‘musette’. Specifically the swing musette of the 20′s-50′s. Dallas plays gypsy jazz accordion regularly with The Hot Club of Philadelphia.
Dallas is featured on the album Unencumbered by national guitar flatpicking champion Mark Cosgrove . (2010).
At Musikfest 2010, he wrote and performed duets with Grammy nominee and Polka accordion iconAlex Meixner.
Dallas has recently recorded on the new record of The Winterlings. The new record The Animal Groom is out now.
Dallas wrote and performed original music to the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Fest show Cirque Ular. As well as the 2008 juggling/drama The Comet Line, which was produced by The Give and Take Jugglers.
Dallas is the musical director for film and television (Airplane, The Love Boat) actress Jill Whelan. Their show Dry Dock was performed at the Zipper Theater, The Daryl Roth Theater, and a three week engagement at the Metropolitan Room in New York City.
His professional experience also includes performances with groups large and small at legendary clubs such as The Jazz Bakery and Catalina’s Bar in Los Angeles as well as Japan, Hawaii and Canada.