Lakeshore Music presents Drums on the Lake: Joe Labarbera and Dom Moio

Dom Moio for January 2019JOE LABARBERA for January 2019Lakeshore Music begins the new year with a bang – please, no rim shots – with two of the best drummers in the West, Joe Labarbera and Dom Moio.  You pay for two great drummers; the spectacular backdrop of Tempe Town Lake at night is free!

Labarbera is best known for his recordings and live performances in the trio of pianist Bill Evans and in the quartet of Chuck Mangione. Regarded by peers as a musical drummer and supportive accompanist, Labarbera’s career has taken him all over the world with some of the finest names in jazz.  Since 1993, Labarbera has been on the faculty of California Institute for the Arts in Valencia, California.

Moio, Phoenix’s No. 1 A-List drummer with a deep background in percussion excellence on both coasts, has performed on more than 65 jazz CDs. In Boston, he studied with jazz great Alan Dawson, to whom Moio dedicated his first book, “Be Bop Phrasing for Drums.” Moio headed for Reno, Nevada, in the late 1970s, where he worked the casino circuit. He made his mark with show gigs that included Joan Rivers, Tony Orlando, Shirley Jones and Debbie Reynolds. After studying with Cuban master Walfredo Reyes Sr., in the 1980s in Reno, Moio became active in the Latin percussion world, with his book “Latin Percussion for Gringos” and his band Cinco De Moio.

In the late 1980s, Moio made his way to the Valley, where he complements his heavy gig schedule with teaching, including two decades on ASU's jazz faculty and at Mesa Community College.

In 2008, Moio hooked up with his longtime hero, Steve Gadd, on two book projects, “Deep Grooves II” and “Just Duet,” which includes Labarbera.


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