Daringly innovative, percussionist and educator JoVia Armstrong is a well-traveled musician and a regional Sabian and Gon Bops Percussion endorsed artist.  She is also a Affiliate Artist with Sedo Audio.  Detroit bred, she is winner of the 2014 Best Black Female Percussionist of the Year through the Black Women in Jazz Awards.  She received the 3Arts Siragusa Foundation Artist Award in 2011 for her work as an educator.  She is a member of Chicago soul group JC Brooks Band and a member and writer behind Detroit based World /Jazz group Musique Noire.  Their debut CD “Good Hair” in 2008 was nominated for three Detroit Music Awards.  They won the 2015 Best Black Female Jazz Group through Black Women in Jazz Awards.  She released her debut album, “Fuzzy Blue Robe Chronicles” in 2009. She has performed with El DeBarge, Rahsaan Patterson, Maysa, Eric Roberson, Frank McComb, Les Nubians, Syleena Johnson, Res, Omar, The Impressions, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, Malian musicians Ballaké Sissoko & Babani Kone, Joe VasConcellos, Martha Reeves and more.


Percussionist, Producer, Teaching Artist

JoVia about working with the iKeyboard 5S VST: “ My iCON VST Series board is my one stop shop… having a midi controller with great action and an audio interface in one device makes my traveling load lighter” 

JoVia’s iCON Gear:


iKeyboard 5S VST