Four time Grammy nominated Master Jazz Guitarist, DENNY JIOSA, joins forces with Fusion Bassist and Master Educator, ROY VOGT, and former WILD DOGS Power Drummer/Percussionist, TOM MÖLLER, to produce a new and fresh sound that delivers the intensity and nuance missing in so much of today’s instrumental music. Combining elements of Jazz, Rock, Fusion, and World music, this dynamic group expertly, intricately, and very deliberately produces a sound that both transports and excites...
In the spring of 2018, the time had finally come to make the vision a reality. After almost ten years of discussion, along with coordinating nearly impossible schedules, the excitement and anticipation in getting these three heavyweights into the studio together was clearly mounting... The next two years were spent delving into formulating a master plan to release the unique sound of JVM to the world!
The sonic energy generated by this exciting new group would certainly prove to be unlike any other... The band’s electrifying performances at NAMM cemented this in both 2018 and 2019.
THE JVM Collective keeps it real. Great music is created in real time by human beings, not machines. All tracks are written, arranged, and performed together live in the studio in real time with minimal overdubs... an ancient lost art in a world of layered tracks recorded with musicians that rarely play together or even see one another.
Roy Vogt - Bass
How many people can lay claim to a career so varied that it includes appearances on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the London Palladium, the Grand Ole Opry and the Kremlin? From Punk to Funk, the simplicity of Country and Blues to the complexity of HyperJazz and World Beat? Not many. Yet premier bassist and educator Roy Vogt has done all that and more.
The first person to receive a Masters degree in Electric Bass Performance – from the University of Miami’s prestigious music school – Roy has been pursuing the art of bass for more than forty years. In addition, he is recognized as one of the finest educators in the world, mentoring dozens of successful professionals, including the legendary Willie Weeks. Electric, fretless, upright, you name it. If it plays low notes and has strings, Roy is a master at playing it, and in teaching others to do the same.
Over his four-decade career, Roy has recorded or performed with an amazing list of top stars, including Larry Coryell, Victor Wooten, Dave Weckl, Tom Scott and the LA Express, Chester Thompson, Miroslav Vitous, Glenn Campbell, BJ Thomas, Chet Atkins, Englebert Humperdink, Dickey Betts, Tony Joe White, Charlie Daniels, Jerry Reed, and dozens more.
Roy has been teaching at the university level for thirty years. Since 1983, he has held the Bass Professor chair at prestigious Belmont University (Nashville, TN), one of the very few schools to offer a commercial music degree program designed to turn students into professional musicians working at the top of the industry. Roy’s students have toured and recorded with such notable stars as Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Little Texas, Michael W. Smith, Lady Antebellum, Chick Corea, Sir Tom Jones, Blood Sweat and Tears, Yanni, and countless other music icons.
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