Dom Moio Quintet
Camp Verde Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Many came and enjoyed the Labor Day weekend of great Jazz. The second annual Camp Verde Jazz Festival of world-class jazz musicians from a classic jazz quartet to big band jazz. The two-day Festival concluded with the Dom Moio Quintet on Saturday, August 31.
Dom Moio brought his quartet to our first Jazz Festival in 2018. By popular demand, Dom returned this year but is expanded the group to include Percussionist Joe Garcia.
Joe Garcia has had 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.
Drummer Dom Moio is currently a performing artist in various groups and is an instructor at Arizona State University (ASU). Starting his career in 1975, Dom has had the opportunity to play with jazz greats Don Doane, Clark Terry, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, and many others.
Pianist Nick Manson is a talented jazz pianist and two time Emmy Award winner for his composing and arranging.
Bassist Dwight Kilian moved to Phoenix in 1998 and offers jazz bass instruction at Mesa Community College, Glendale Community College, Southwestern Christian College, and Arizona State University. He has performed with an impressive list of prominent jazz artists.
Saxophonist Andrew Gross had been in bands since 1995. He continued his jazz studies at the prestigious William-Paterson University in New Jersey and at the New School University in Manhattan where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree. He then moved to Arizona to earn a master’s degree at ASU while actively working as a professional jazz musician.