Joey Dosik

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Joey Dosik
Dosik on saxophone, 2017
Dosik on saxophone, 2017
Background information
Born1985/1986 (age 36–37)[1]
Los Angeles, California
GenresSoul, pop, jazz
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instrument(s)Vocals, keyboards, saxophone
Years active2007–present
LabelsSecretly Canadian
Websitejoeydosik.com

Joey Dosik is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. His most recent album, Inside Voice, was released in 2018.

Career[edit]

Dosik grew up in Los Angeles, California.[2] He started on piano at an early age. In his early teens he started on saxophone and was drawn to jazz and soul music. Influenced by alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe, he performed in the Los Angeles Leimert Park music scene which shaped his musical and cultural perspective on jazz. There he performed with veteran bassist Henry Grimes.[1][3] He studied jazz and contemplative studies at the University of Michigan.[4] In college he was a member of the Ann Arbor-based band Ella Riot.[3]

In 2009 Dosik returned to Los Angeles and shifted his focus to singing and songwriting.[3][4] He names Carole King, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye as musical influences.[1][5] In 2012 he released his first solo EP titled Where Do They Come From?, and a second EP in 2016 titled Game Winner.[4] He started performing as a solo artist and collaborating with funk band Vulfpeck.[4][6][7] His solo work received recognition from Leon Bridges and Quincy Jones.[8] In 2018 he performed on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and released his first full-length album, Inside Voice. An album review characterized the music as pop-soul.[8][9] The album features contributions by Moses Sumney and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.[1] On 18 May 2020 he released the single "23 Teardrops".[10] He frequently performs with and has contributed to several albums by Vulfpeck.[4][11]

Personal life[edit]

Dosik is a Los Angeles Lakers fan and plays basketball. He wrote "Game Winner", the title track of his 2016 EP, while recovering from a basketball-related ACL injury. The EP's theme merges his love for music and basketball.[2][8] Before music, basketball was his first love.[12]

Discography[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic and Bandcamp.[4][13][14][15]

Studio albums

  • Inside Voice (2018)

Extended plays

  • Where Do They Come From? (2012)
  • Game Winner (2016, reissue 2018)

Singles

  • "Lakers Town (feat. Michael McBolton)" (2019)
  • "23 Teardrops" (2020)
  • "Emergency Landing (Live at United Recording)" (2020)

With others

  • Dancethink (2009) with Ella Riot
  • Vollmilch (2012) with Vulfpeck
  • My First Car (2013) with Vulfpeck
  • Thrill of the Arts (2015) with Vulfpeck
  • The Beautiful Game (2016) with Vulfpeck
  • Mr Finish Line (2017) with Vulfpeck
  • Hill Climber (2018) with Vulfpeck
  • Live at Madison Square Garden (2019) with Vulfpeck
  • Off Center (2019) with Scary Pockets
  • vol. 7 (2020) with stories
  • vol. 9 (2020) with stories
  • The Joy of Music, The Job of Real Estate (2020) with Vulfpeck
  • Hard Up (2021) with The Bamboos
  • Wong's Cafe (2022) with Cory Wong and Vulfpeck

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Alex Ariff (March 7, 2019). "Los Angeles Soul Artist Joey Dosik Shares His 'Inside Voice,' and Jazz Tales – audio interview". WBGO. Archived from the original on June 3, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Paley Martin (February 21, 2018). "Joey Dosik on 'Game Winner' EP and the Sports of Love and Basketball". tidal.com. Archived from the original on June 1, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Leo Sidran (July 8, 2019). "The Third Story with Leo Sidran, Episode 128: Joey Dosik – audio interview". third-story.com. Archived from the original on March 18, 2020. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Marcy Donelson. "AllMusic: Joey Dosik – biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on March 18, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "Joey Dosik – Sports Fan and Music Man". ESPN. February 21, 2019. Archived from the original on April 17, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Jay Wilson (April 20, 2017). "Joey Dosik at The Sugar Club". goldenplec.com. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  7. ^ Mark Redfern (August 22, 2018). "My Firsts: Joey Dosik". undertheradarmag.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c Tatiana Cirisano (March 8, 2018). "Joey Dosik Talks NBA-Inspired 'Running Away' & Getting a Pep Talk from Quincy Jones". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 6, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  9. ^ Marcy Donelson. "AllMusic: Inside Voice – review". AllMusic. Archived from the original on March 18, 2020. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "23 Teardrops, by Joey Dosik". Joey Dosik. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  11. ^ Andrew O'Brien (January 25, 2019). "Vulfpeck Announces Debut Performance at Madison Square Garden". liveforlivemusic.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  12. ^ "Live Sessions". Live Sessions. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  13. ^ "Vulfpeck discography and liner notes". bandcamp.com. 2020. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Hard Up, by The Bamboos". Pacific Theatre Records. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  15. ^ "Wong's Cafe, by Cory Wong". Vulf Records. Retrieved January 24, 2022.

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