"Vincent Ioia's debut album, No Time Like Now, is a refreshing take on the smooth jazz genre. Ioia takes the time to craft wonderfully accessible tracks without them sounding overly commercial. Any one of the tracks from this CD is a potential hit in any station's playlist."
- Ed Tankus, Blute Plate Radio
"No Time Like Now is a stellar new release just waiting to be experienced"
- Sandy Shore, SmoothJazz.com
Vincent Ioia’s emergence onto the urban jazz scene with his explosive and infectious track “First Time” – the lead single from the New York based saxophonist’s album No Time Like Now - is testament to the healing power of music and a reminder that, once an artist’s passion takes root, his dreams can only be set aside for so long.
For many musicians as talented and versatile as Vincent, finally finding time to devote to launching a career not only as a professional musician but a bonafide artist after a 30 year career as an Information Technology professional and C-level executive on Wall Street would be the compelling story all by itself – especially considering the contemporary jazz powerhouses he’s now working with. Ioia, who began playing guitar and sax in his mid-teens and whose lifetime of influences range from The Beatles, The Stones and The Lovin’ Spoonful to Tower of Power, Chick Corea, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Peter White, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Kashiwa and many others, is collaborating on No Time Like Now with Ricky Peterson (Dave Sanborn’s keyboardist and musical director for over 30 years), Gerey Johnson (touring guitarist with Peter White, Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove and others) and longtime Rippingtons keyboardist and good friend, Bill Heller.
But for Vincent, dedicating his time, heart and soul full throttle to the music is also a necessary part of a deep emotional odyssey that has given him renewed hope and purpose after a dark, emotionally challenging season of his life in which he lost Linda, his wife of 21 years, to breast cancer; left his longtime position as Chief Information Officer at a major Wall Street Investment bank to take care of her in her final months; and, just as things were looking a bit sunnier, lost his New Jersey home to the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. “2012 was a total mess”, he declares.
Now, almost 8 years after all these troubles and 6 years after his first album No Time Like Now, Vincent is back writing, playing and in the studio again. "COVID has afforded me an opportunity to focus on my music once again and you will be seeing some great music coming out soon including my newest release, A Self Portrait".