Originally from Barnegat, New Jersey, Joe "Gogs" Goglia, found himself in Arizona the summer of 2002. Since then he has been working closely with our friends at Dobson High School, where we met up with him. Since then Joe has studied at ASU and has quickly become a local favorite. Joe is, or has been employed at Mesa Community College, Arizona State University, Dobson High School as well as many other educational institutions around the valley.
Joe is currently playing with the Neoprimative, featuring many other prominent local musicians. In their own words: “The NeoPrimitive is a collection of musicians with very different backgrounds coming together guided by a unifying vision: PUREWORLDFUNKLATINJAZZGROOVELOVE. The Neoprimitive is a state of mind. It is a movement: Bringing ancient, primitive rhythms and instruments into modern songform, harmony, and technology. Inspired by a range of influences from Irakere and Los Papines to Radiohead and Miles Davis, The Neoprimitive brings to the table a whole new sound and energy that will make your body move and soul rejoice!”
Projects done with Gogs:
2006 - Drums for Conan the Musical
2005 - Senior Percussion Recital, ASU
2005 - ASUs Latin Jazz Ensemble