Gio Washington-Wright holds degrees in English & Psychology (with Honors) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Bachelor Of Arts in Music (with Jazz Emphasis) from the University Of North Texas, where he studied under James Riggs, and performed with the world-renowned One O'Clock and Two O'Clock Lab Bands. He also holds a Masters degree from Fort Hays State University, where he was also a doctoral candidate, and has done post-graduate work at Columbia and Harvard universities. Outside of academia, he is an in-demand performer, composer, and arranger and has worked and/or performed with music legends such as Gladys Knight, Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), and Meghan Trainor. Gio is also a Grammy Award nominee and 3-time Grammy Educator Award nominee.