About


Not only is Jill Gioia (Joy-a) an extraordinarily gifted singer and songwriter, she is also a wife and proud mother of two boys, Carmine Gabriel and Simon Luke. Dedicated to her love of family and music, she manages to juggle it all.

At the early age of seven, Jill’s career began appearing in dozens of national television commercials and print ads. Singing being her first love, she went on to compete as a semi finalist in Ed McMahon’s “Star Search.”

Jill was the winner of the first Steve Madden “Rock n’ Sole Band Search” contest resulting in the “Jill Joy Boot”, a sexy platform high heeled boot inspired and named after her. There are miles more to Jill than a pair of extra-cool boots. The gritty, pretty, super soulful rock singer from New York brings a biting edge to music that makes people sit up, take notice and leave with a smile on their face.

Jill was the female lead singer for the “West Coast” touring company of the multi-platinum and top ten highest grossing tours Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Competing for the front man/woman slot in a new star-studded band, Jill was in Tommy Lee’s (Motley Crue) top 10 on CBS’s hit reality T.V. show “Rockstar Supernova.”

Jill performed as back up and opening work for illustrious artists ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Dee Snider to 98 Degrees to Enya, and on major television shows like “The Late Show with David Letterman,” where she performed with the band Third Eye Blind. “Breaking For The Holidays” a holiday album, features Jill among many artist including Chaka Khan and Sandra Bernhard.

Gioia also executed some skillful, memorable belt-outs of one of the hardest songs to sing--The National Anthem—for numerous playoff, and season games for the N.Y Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and NCAA more than once. Her voice filled Madison Square Garden singing the complicated, patriotic ode, and received smashing aplomb.

Taking her even further, Jill’s song “Don’t Make Me Wait,” went gold in Spain. She has donated her time and voice to various groups such as “Musicians on Call” (Sloan Kettering) as well as “Friends for Life” a CD for the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer foundation. Jill Gioia’s impressive credits include two albums (“He’s My Bitch” and “Got Some Issues”), numerous radio and TV appearances (Reality Remix, Fox 5’s Good Day NY and News 12 Long Island; she has appeared on 95.5 FM “The Scott and Todd Show”, 102.7 FM WNEW’s “Ron & Fez” show; her song “He’s My Bitch” has been in regular rotation on WNEW, Q104.3, and featured on MTV’s “The Real World” and NBC’s “Passions”). Jill was featured on the cover of Flatiron Magazine, in Newsday, Glamour, Billboard, The Daily News, New York Times, New York Post, and Long Island Press.

Jill is the voice on numerous TV and radio commercials. They include Ford’s “Bold Moves”, Gillette Venus, La-Z-Boy, Aleve-D and Simon Malls.

Jill is currently working on a new up and coming Broadway Show as well as singing with her own band, performing at theaters, performing arts centers, corporate events, and private parties. She recently sang for St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in N.Y. for the groundbreaking ceremony of their new medical facility!

But her successes have not kept Jill from remembering her roots, as the immensely likable woman remains steadfastly down to earth and quick to smile. And living in the nifty situation of being married to a musician whom she performs and tours the country with, Jill has plenty reason to smile.