Currently based in the Gold Coast, Queensland, David Gioia is a freelance saxophonist and music tutor . Originally from Perth, Western Australia, he performs regularly in a wide variety of groups covering a broad spectrum of styles including jazz, blues, folk, improv and chamber music.
Shamelessly inspired by Lisa Simpson, he picked up the saxophone at age 10 and received his first lessons from local folk and roots musician, Rhys Wood. As David’s passion grew he moved to the mentorship of Roger Garrood, one of the greatest fathers of the Perth jazz community. David attended the WA Academy of Performing Arts under Dr. Matthew Styles from 2013-2015.