Dom started playing drums in the fifth grade. His first teacher Dick Demers started Dom on his way both as a player and teacher.
In 1975 he went to New York to study with studio master Bernard Purdie. Then to Boston in 1976 to study with Jazz great Alan Dawson. Dom's first book Be Bop Phrasing for Drums was dedicated to Alan.
Before leaving the East Coast Dom had the opportunity to play with Jazz greats Don Doane, Clark Terry, herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, and many other players from the New England area.
in 1978 Dom left for Reno Nevada with guitar player brother Bill, where he soon started working the casino circuit. 1980-1984 he was the house drummer for the MGM Grand and Hello Hollywood Hello Show.
While in Reno other show gigs included, Joan Rivers, Tony Orlando, Shirley Jones, Debbie Reynolds , to name a few. Dom also kept busy with west coast jazz players like, Don Menza, Red Holloway, Herb Ellis, Joe Diorio, Ahmad
In 1988 Dom made Phoenix his home and has been busy ever since. Now in his twentieth year at Arizona State University's Jazz Faculty as well as Mesa Community College he keeps a very busy teaching and gigging schedule.
Also busy recording over sixty five Jazz Cd's , which include artists like Carl Fontana, Conte Condoli, Shorty
Rogers, Greg Hopkins,and Buddy Childers.
After studying with Cuban Master Walfredo Reyes Sr. in the 1980's in Reno Dom has become active in the Latin
percussion world also. His book Latin Percussion for Gringo's as well as his band Cinco De Moio have had much success.
In 2008 Dom hooked up with long time hero Steve Gadd and did two book projects, Deep Grooves II and Just Duet
which also includes Jazz Great Joe Laberbera.
Joe Garcia - congas, percussion, vocals
Of Cuban descent, Joe began playing drums and percussion at the age of 13 in the heavily Latin influenced city of Miami.
With a professional career spanning over 30 years, Joe has performed many different styles of music from jazz and Latin jazz to Brazilian to country to rock, and records on numerous projects, both live and in-studio.
Joe was inspired by iconic musicians Mongo Santamaria, Giovanni Hidalgo, Luis Conte, Roy Haynes and Joe Morello, to name a few.
Joe’s professionalism and engaging personality have earned him a stellar reputation in the music business and he is “first-call” with many bands and recording artists.
JOE HAS PERFORMED WITH AND/OR OPENED FOR
Tambores, Dom Moio, B.B. King, Luis Conte, The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, Cinco de Moio, Gladys Knight, Frankie Valli, Fog Hat, Bachman Turner Overdrive (B.T.O.), Mindi Abair, Sergio Mendes, The Everly Brothers, The Fifth Dimension, The Buckinghams and more.
Joe currently leads his own Latin jazz quartet, Joe Garcia & Friends.
Jerry Donato - tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo
Jerry has a Music Education Degree from Towson State University. He has written for and recorded with many horn sections.
Jerry has both an extensive recording history and discography. He has recorded everything from TV shows to made for TV movies. His discography , well over 75 CD's, include recordings with Pete Jolly , Steve Ferrone and Nils Lofgren.
Ioannis Goudelis - piano, accordion
Composer and pianist Ioannis Goudelis has performed on Jimmy Kimmel “Live” and he has collabotated with artists such as James Newton Howard, World Party, Ray Price, Mike Stern, Bobby Broom, Ron Eschete, Nicholas Payton, Ron Blake, Azar Lawrence, Howard Alden, Pantelis Thalassinos, Alexia Vassiliou, and many more. His original music has appeared on Fox (House), NBC (NCIS), HBO shows, the FIAT commercial 2011 and more.
He has performed internationally at festivals, clubs and concert halls throughout the world including the United States, Europe, Africa, Central America and the Pacific. Born and raised in Greece, Ioannis started playing piano and accordion at the age of 9 in his hometown, the beautiful island of Corfu. The past fifteen years he lives in the US. Ioannis studied at ASU jazz piano and at UCLA music for film.
He has three personal albums released with all original music, “Life Goes On” in 2007, “Melodia” in 2013 and his third personal album "Blue" released in October 2016.
Bob Lashier - bass
Mike King - bass
Bill Moio - guitar
Bill Moio was born and raised on the East Coast, where he picked up his first guitar at the tender age of eight and made his professional debut at fifteen. After finishing high school in South Portland, Maine, Bill was accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied under the late William G. Leavitt. After leaving Berklee, Bill returned home to Maine and began teaching bass and guitar at the University of Maine at Augusta at the age of 19. During this time, he founded his first group, “The Bill Moio Quartet.” The quartet performed an eclectic blend of jazz, Latin and funk music, highlighted by Bill’s fiery guitar playing.
In 1979, Bill and the group headed west for a two week engagement at the MGM Reno; the two weeks turned into nine months and later found himself immersed in the showroom circuit throughout Nevada. Bill served as house guitarist for both Harrah’s Reno and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for seven years, where he was then elevated to the position of orchestra leader.
While performing at Harrah’s, Bill recorded his first group project entitled “Arrival.” He and the group won Best Jazz Ensemble, Best Jazz Musician and Best Jazz Artist/Performer at the 1984 RAMA, Reno Area Music Awards.
Bill has performed with legendary soul band Tower of Power. He has also appeared with and or recorded with many jazz and contemporary artists including, Joe Diorio, organ greats Joey DeFrancesco and Tony Monaco, David Garibaldi, Marc Russo, Khani Cole, Frank Sinatra Junior, Jack Wilkins and Sheryl Bailey to name a few.
Bill’s first solo CD, “Let’s Go” showcases his phenomenal guitar playing as well as his solid writing and arranging, featuring well-crafted originals and fresh takes on classic standards. Two of his compositions are featured in Mel Bay’s “2000 Jazz Guitar,” an anthology of solos by the world’s finest jazz guitarists. Bill has also released two CDs with his brother, drummer Dom Moio, bassist Warren Jones and pianist Armand Boatman with the Phoenix Jazz Quartet and has appeared on numerous recordings for other artists.
In January of 2011 Bill was contacted by Grammy Award winning producer Michael Broening to put a guitar track on Cindy Bradley’s new release “Unscripted.” Bill’s tracks can be heard on “You Don’t Know What Love Is.” “Unscripted” was released on June 20 and is still currently on Billboard’s top 100.
Bill currently lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Sharing his enthusiasm for jazz guitar, he teaches privately and is a returning clinician at Arizona State University and enjoys fitting other events into his steady schedule.