Yosi Piamenta

Yosi Piamenta (November 29, 1951 – August 23, 2015) was an Orthodox Jewish singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was known for introducing the electric guitar to Jewish music.[1][2] Piamenta played rock and roll tunes with Biblical Hebrew lyrics.[3]

Yosi Piamenta
Yossi Piamenta in Jerusalem's Old City.JPG
Yossi Piamenta in 2009
Background information
Birth nameYoseph Piamenta
Born(1951-11-29)29 November 1951
Jerusalem, Israel
Died23 August 2015(2015-08-23) (aged 63)
New York City, U.S.
GenresBlues rock, rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues, Jewish music, nigunim
Occupation(s)Musician, guitarist, singer-songwriter, artist
InstrumentsVocals, Fender Stratocaster guitar
Years active1972–2015
Associated actsThe Piamenta Band, Yosi Piamenta and the Heavenly Jams Band, Piamenta Brothers


  1. "Hasidic Musician Yosi Piamenta Dies at 64". Arutz Sheva. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. "Famed Musician Yosi Piamenta Releases Song Yaancha as a Prayer for his Recovery". Yeshiva World News. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. Ramirez, Chris. "Rocking All Night, in Hebrew". New York Times. Retrieved 14 November 2014.