• ABOUT JOE GARCIA

     
    Of Cuban descent, Joe began playing drums and
    percussion at the age of 13 in the heavily Latin influenced city of Miami.
      
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    With a professional career spanning over 30 years, Joe has performed many different styles of music from jazz and Latin jazz to Brazilian to country to rock, and records on numerous projects, both live and in-studio.

     

    Joe was inspired by iconic musicians Mongo Santamaria, Giovanni Hidalgo, Luis Conte, Roy Haynes and Joe Morello, to name a few.

     

    Joe’s professionalism and engaging personality have earned him a stellar reputation in the music business and he is “first-call” with many bands and recording artists.

     

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    JOE HAS PERFORMED WITH AND/OR OPENED FOR

     

    Tambores, Dom Moio, B.B. King, Luis Conte, The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, Cinco de Moio, Gladys Knight, Frankie Valli, Fog Hat, Bachman Turner Overdrive (B.T.O.), Mindi Abair, Sergio Mendes, The Everly Brothers, The Fifth Dimension, The Buckinghams and more.

     


    Joe currently leads his own Latin jazz quartet, Joe Garcia & Friends.

     

     

    Email Joe at joe@thejoegarcia.com

  • JOE IS ENDORSED BY AND EXCLUSIVELY USES:

    Latin Percussion
    LATIN PERCUSSION

    Paiste Cymbals
    PAISTE
    CYMBALS

    Vic Firth Drum Sticks
    VIC FIRTH DRUMSTICKS

    Audix Microphones
    AUDIX MICROPHONES

    Kopf Percussion
    KOPF PERCUSSION

    Pacific Coast Percussion Instruments
    PACIFIC COAST PERCUSSION

    EVANS LEVEL 360

    DW DRUMS

  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

    check out where Joe will be playing next

    With the Steve Adelson Duo

    February 5th, 2022, 6:00pm-9:00pm
    L'entrata Wine Bar

     

    41111 N. Daisy Mountain Drive,

    Anthem, AZ 85086

     

    With The Sahnas Brothers

    February 18th, 2022, 6:00pm-7:00pm and 8:30pm-9:30pm
    Desert Botanical Gardens

     

    1201 N. Galvin Parkway,
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
     
    Visit dbg.org for tickets, or call 480-941-1225.

    Corporate Event

    February 22nd, 2022

    Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass

     

    5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd,
    Phoenix, AZ 85226
     
     

    Italian Festival

    February 26th (Noon-6pm) & February 27th (Noon-3:30pm)
    Heritage Square

     

    671 E. Adams St,
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
     
    Contact Francesco Guzzo at 480-745-7020 for more information. Tickets are available online and at the Festival. Food, wine, and live music by Steve Ansel and The Jackson Street Band!

    With the Steve Ansel Jazz Quintet

    Friday nights, 6:30pm-10:00pm
    Tomaso's Restaurant

     

    3225 E. Camelback Road,

    Phoenix, AZ 85018

     
    Friday nights starting March 4th. For reservations, please call 602-956-0836.
  • Joe Garcia is any drummer's dream percussionist. He always plays what's right for the music and never over plays.
     
    DOM MOIO
    Drummer | Percussionist
    ASU Jazz Faculty
     
     
    Besides being a consummate percussionist, Joe Garcia brings his deep knowledge, amazing musicianship, and intense energy to every live gig and recording project!
     
    JOE SMYTH
    Drummer | Sawyer Brown

  • MEDIA

    Playing the new line from KOPF Percussion. Tumba, Quinto, Segundo and Snare.

  • MY FAVORITE CHARITIES

    Organizations I believe in and support