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Perhaps best known for his Jazz and Latin influenced records, DENNY JIOSA has garneredTop 5, Top 10, and Top 20 positions on the smooth jazz charts, including a Number 1 Hit Single in the UK in 2014. JIOSA is recognized and respected worldwide as one of the most dynamic and soulful guitarists on the scene today and his style is often likened to elements of Wes Montgomery, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, George Benson and Jeff Beck. JIOSA is a true master at twisting and turning compelling and passionate melodies into memorable songs that command attention and leave his audiences breathless.
A recipient of the SESAC National Performance Award, DENNY JIOSA’S music has been featured on Air Force One. JIOSA has also recently been featured with jazz guitar great, Mike Stern, on the compilation record “Orlando in Heaven” produced by Brian Tarquin. With seven records to his credit and an amazing new Latin Jazz record recently released on the SONY Music label, JIOSA continues to push new musical boundaries with JVM Collective. But a few of the other exemplary musicians JIOSA has collaborated with include Yolanda Adams, Phil Keaggy, Crystal Gayle, Chester Thompson, Phillip Baily, and Ronnie Laws.
DENNY JIOSA endorses Paul Reed Smith Guitars and amplifiers, Godin guitars, Mesa/Boogie, D’Addario, TC Electronic, and more.
ROY VOGT is one of the great bassists of our time and is recognized worldwide as such. A master educator and performer with over 30 years on faculty at Belmont University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, The University of Miami, Cumberland University, Austin PEAY University, and Trevecca Nazarene University, ROY VOGT has conducted major clinics around the country, including performances at Victor Wooten’s Bass and Nature Camp, the Atlanta Bass Gallery, The Music Garage in Chicago, and Western Kentucky University.
VOGT also has the distinction of being the first person to receive a Masters Degree in Electric Bass Performance from the University of Miami’s prestigious Frost School of Music. He has appeared live, on television, and in the studio with Guitar Legends Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins and Dickey Betts. Other amazing stars VOGT has performed with include Larry Coryell, Glenn Campbell, BJ Thomas, Tom Scott, Englebert Humperdink, and Charlie Daniels. Additional credits include MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, the Grand Ole Opry, and The Kremlin!
VOGT has also performed at the Montreal, Montreux, and North Sea Jazz Festivals and has appeared at the legendary Marquee Club in London, the London Palladium, the MidtFyns Music Festival in Denmark, and Musikmesse Frankfurt.
ROY VOGT endorses Kiesel Guitars with his own exclusive ROY VOGT Signature Bass (www.kieselguitars.com/catalog/guitars/rv69k), DNA Amplification (www.dnaamps.com/artists/roy-vogt), Nitewalker Bass Preamps (www.nitewalkerpreamp.com) and PreSonus Recording Software and Hardware (www.presonus.com ). He regularly performs at both Summer and Winter NAMM Shows each year as well as appearances at The Frankfurt Musik Messe. VOGT has also developed the award-winning instructional bass method, Teach Me Bass Guitar (www.teachmebassguitar.com), and mentors students from around the world. With countless album credits, VOGT remains one of the most sought after bassists on the scene today.
Born and raised in Sweden by world renowned professional classical musicians, TOM KNUD MÖLLER is perhaps best known for his dynamic work as a Metal, Rock, and Fusion Drummer/Percussionist. With an extensive background in Classical Music and orchestral percussion, his educational credits include study at Berklee College of Music in Boston and degrees in Music Performance and Music Engineering Technology from The University of Miami. Selected early in his career as the drummer for ARMED FORCES (RCA) and later to replace Deen Castronovo of JOURNEY fame in Enigma/Capitol’s blistering metal band, WILD DOGS, MÖLLER quickly gained notoriety as a major force behind the kit.
MÖLLER has also performed, toured, and recorded extensively with a number of other well known artists and bands, including BLACK ‘N BLUE, ZOOMLENZ, BLACK ATMOSPHERE, JONAE’, Jani Lane of WARRANT, Classical Guitar virtuoso, Molly Manarchy, and guitar great, Brock Graue of VAULT, to name but just a few. Through his ground breaking work with the World Jazz group, JONAE’, MÖLLER continues to push the envelope in his unique approach to drumming and percussion. Bringing a very powerful style, sound, and dimension to JVM Collective, he’s fused a unique arsenal of world percussion instruments provided by REMO, DW, MEINL, and TOCA.