Work History

Work History

Percussionist / Composer

Shams FireGoddess (الشمس)

Shams and I met while on tour with Godsmack.  I, immediately, recognized her commitment to excellence and her drive to succeed.  After the tour, I moved to Florida where we began developing a show that was well received by venues from Boca Raton to South Beach.  It became evident that we needed to take this show to an 'A' market area and Los Angeles drew the long straw.  Currently, the show has been mounted at Naya Sunset in the Silver Lake section of LA.  While she is performing the current version of the show, I am writing the script for a full length DVD that we intend to release in the Fall. 

Artist

The Love Records

LOVE Records is the brainchild of Producer Sharon Doyle.  LOVE ( Love Our Vulnerable Earth)  Records is about the love we all have for planet Earth.  The label was started in 2011 after Doyle’s annual trip to Sedona, AZ.  While in Sedona she realized that she wanted to create awareness through music about issues that we are facing here on Earth, blending the young and inexperienced  artist with the more seasoned in the music industry. LOVE Records new Album “LOVE” is all about preserving the Environment and Sustainable Energy.  A new concept Album and Record Label which will be featuring artist in Jazz-Jazz fusion, Rock, R& B, Funk, Pop, Heavy Metal, Folk, Blues, Techno, Classical-Orchestral, HipHop. The first song, and first Album , called “Love”  was inspired one day in Sedona while seeing several electric Tesla Roadsters driving around town.  When Doyle returned to San Diego she enlisted the help of a seasoned Composer- João Vincient Lewis.  Together they would write, compose and produce “ Love“  Our first song is recorded with a group of very talented children ranging from age 5 to 14. This talented group of children is known by the name “  Electric Kids”  The song talks about their future with the Electric Car. Other songs on the album are, “Acqua“ is about Earth‘s water, “Soleil“ is about our natural energy the Sun,“Terra“ is abouth plant Earth, “ Aratica “ is about Global warming thats happening everyday, “ Nutrafoodical” is about the important of eating nutritionally. “Ecosphere”  Making the right conditions so life might survive. “Cosmos“  is about travel to other planets.    To learn more about Love records and how you might get involved in making a difference on planet  earth you can visit our website at www.theloverecords.com or reach us at  1-949-41-LOVE2    or by email at   sharon@theloverecords.com

Facilitator

Diocco Jam Sai / CARLSBAD BEACH DRUM CIRCLE

Diocco / JAM SAI

Drumming for Health, Inspiration and Collective Awareness

Percussionist, João Vincient Lewis, brings drums, bells, shakers and an open heart to the

Diocco / Jam Sai

to lead and inspire your group to a higher level of connectivity, healing and joy!

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Benefits Include:

improved teamwork and cooperative skills

light cardio workout / calorie burning

cathartic stress relief and muscle relaxation

fine and gross motor skills increased

enhanced neurological and cognitive functions

oh, & it's fun... :) -,- (:

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®DIOCCO / JAM SAI

dioccojamsai@live.com

914.861.4639

about community drumming...

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;walk today's march with courage;create today as your celebration of life.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Health and wellness researchers have invested a lot of money, time and resources to arrive at the same wisdom that's been at the core of drumming culture for a very long time. Drumming has healthy rewards. Of course, at this point, I could have you reading quotes, research facts and analysis, compiled from verifiable source references.

(Trust me, the preponderance of evidence is overwhelming)

Instead, I invite you to witness the effects for yourself. Join us at our Carlsbad Beach Drum Circle.

Triangle Park at Frazee Beach in Carlsbad Village (intersection of Carlsbad Blvd. and Pine Avenue).

Free Community Event! Open to all ages and levels!

Whether you're listening to an internationally renowned band or a local bar band, it's the synergy of the participants that makes the collective experience. When community drumming is introduced into a group of participants, a transformational magic takes over. This is not magic of the hocus-pocus brand, this is tapping into cause and effect through acts of communality that stimulates the nervous system and results in participants realizing their connection to one another. Within the collective voice, every participant has a role (part) that supports the group.  Self expression is emphasized through free form instrumental improvisation and vocal expression.  With seasoned stewardship, the group will reap profound rewards while enjoying the experience of a cooperative environment.

As facilitators, we guide this process by using Traditional Cultural Drumming (®TCD) techniques and Body Pulse / Tempo Rhythm (®BP/TR)

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www.dioccojamsai.com

®Diocco / Jam Sai

dioccojamsai@live.com

914.861.4639

FAQ's

'but, I'm not musically inclined' :(

Don't have to be. * Relax * You're with friends.

No prior playing experience is necessary to participate in the workshop. We show you rhythms using ®TCD techniques.., help you identify your natural rhythm using ®BP/TR.., provide indigenous instruments for you to play.. and encourage improvisation.

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I got my acoustic in the car. Can I bring it in?

What's taking you so long.   Get it!!!  hey..got a harmonica?

Although we have drumming at the core of our workshop, all instrumentation is welcomed.

Can I just sing or dance?

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It is commonly held that the first instrument is voice and the first art is dance.

If you are inspired to vocalize or contribute with dance there is space for you, as well.

Are you ready to get started...?

®Diocco / Jam Sai..a division of Hands On World Music, Inc

dioccojamsai@live.com

www.dioccojamsai.com

914.861.4639

Staff Composer & Audio Engineer

One Productions Film & Video

Principal composer for promotional and training videos.  Audio engineer (voice over, ADR & audio 'sweetening' editing).  

Percussionist

SoulRaye

The year is 2003 and João Vincient Lewis (as resident percussionist w/SoulRaye) is a mainstay at Triads on 72nd St. in NYC and supporting the band's'Due Lights' CD.  The band is host to some of the industry's most seasoned and celebrated musicians, poets & actors.  After a 7 year run, and as with all good things, the lights on the Soul Gathering faded to black and João moved on to new adventures.  Flash forward to 2010...  doning a new moniker, (सोऽहं) reunited with SoulRaye performing coast to coast.  As of January 2012, SoulRaye is living in Playa de Carmen, MX and setting up to record the next record.  Check them out on Kickstarter to see the progress or check for dates near you at www.soulraye.com

1992 - Present

Composer, Percussionist, Sound Designer/Mixer

Freelance

1992 - Present Freelance NY, NJ, CT, FL, CA

Composer, Percussionist

2008 - 2009

Percussionist / Brand Ambassador

AdelanteLive Inc

Brand Ambassador

  • Nickelodeon iCarly Groovy Foodie Game Stop Demo

Principal (Percussionist)

  • Principal percussionist in the Malibu Rum "Get Your Island On" Promotion

  • AVP (American Volleyball Professionals) US Tour

2007

Lead Percussionist

Heineken USA Incorporated / Miami Beats

[ 2007 Heineken Beats Miami ] Heineken USA

Principal (Percussionist)

  • Principal percussionist in the Heineken Beats Promotion

  • Live performances in Miami area clubs.

2003 - 2004

Principle (Percussionist)

Dentyne Fire

[ 2003/4 National Commercial Ad ] Dentyne Fire

Principal (Percussionist)

  • Principal actor in the Dentyne Fire Advertisement campaign featuring Chayanne

  • Perform the role of Percussionist

2003

Percussionist

Godsmack Touring

[ 2003 US Tour - Faceless ] Godsmack

Percussionist

  • Sixty city tour performing festivals and arena concerts.

  • Head Bangers Ball, Pepsi Smash, MTV Live, ‘Serenity’ Video.

1999 - 2003

Sound Engineer

N Y Dinner Theater

1999–2003 NY Dinner Theater Manhassett, NY

Sound Engineer

  • Operate sound reinforcement, programmed sound effects and music files, wireless microphone and equipment maintenance.

  • Over 400 performances in and around the Tri – State area.

1992 - 1995

Percussionist / Composer

Shoestring Players

    1992-1995 Shoestring Players New Brunswick, NJ

    Percussionist / Composer

  • Four years touring the Tri-State area schools, theaters, libraries etc.

  • Two years performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • Member of the 1995 Scotsman News Fringe First Award ensemble.

  • Performed live on the BBC.

1983 - 1992

Executive Director / Performer

Hands On World Music

    1983-1992 Hands On World Music NY, CT, SF, LA

    Executive Director / Performer

  • Managed the day to day operations of a not for Profit 501c3 arts in education workshop. Liaison to the Board of Directors.

  • Responsible for the budget, marketing and scheduling of performances and performers.

  • Secured and maintained product endorsement with leading musical instruments manufacturer.

  • Successfully completed 2000+ workshops.

Skills

Skills

MOTION 5

FINAL CUT PRO 7

AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 6

Open Office

Office Suite

PC

Apple Mac

Pro Tools

Education

Education

Palomar Community College

Completed:

  • ENTERTAINMENT AUDIO PRODUCTION (ENTT 112)
  • DIGITAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION (RTV 120)
  • RADIO PRODUCTION (RTV 130)
  • BEG ACTING I: FUNDAMENTALS (TA 115)
  • REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE (TA 197C)
  • COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (CE 100)
  • INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO EDITING (RTV  170)
  • LIGHTING FOR STAGE AND TELEVISION (ENTT  107)
  • BEGINNING FILM AND VIDEO FIELD PRODUCTION (CINE  125)
  • INTRO TO TECHNICAL THEATRE (TA 105)
  • AVID EDITING FOR TV AND FILM (RTV 275)
  • MULTIMEDIA I (GCMW 101)
  • DIGITAL IMAGING/PHOTOSHOP I (GCIP 140) 
  • DIGITAL VIDEO DESIGN (GCMW 165) 
  • MOTION GRAPHICS FOR MULTIMEDIA (GCMW 204)
  • DIGITAL VIDEO FOR MULTIMEDIA (GCMW 205) 
  • DIGITAL AUDIO WITH PRO TOOLS (RTV 230)