• 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

    Steve Adelson Duo

    September 17th, 2022, 6:00pm-9:00pm
    L'entrata Wine Bar

     

    41111 N. Daisy Mountain Drive,

    Anthem, AZ 85086

     

    Joe Garcia & Friends

    September 29th, 2022, 7:30pm-9:30pm
    Sacred Grounds Coffehouse

     

    4425 N. Granite Reef Road,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    With the Leon Santiago Quintet

    October 7th, 2022, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Desert Botanical Gardens
     
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway,
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
     
    Please call 480-941-1225 for details.
     
     

    Steve Adelson Duo

    December 2nd, 2022, 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Rio Verde Country Club
     
    Private Event.
  • 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