• 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

    January 7th, 2023, 6:00pm-9:00pm
    L'entrata Wine Bar

     

    41111 N. Daisy Mountain Drive,

    Anthem, AZ 85086

     

    Cinco de Moio Band

    January 14th, 2023, 7:30pm-10:00pm

    The Nash Jazz Club
     
    110 E. Roosevelt Street,
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
     
    Please visit thenash.org for ticket information.

    Sahnas Brothers Quartet - Corporate Event

    January 23rd, 2023

    JW Marriot Desert Ridge
     
    5350 E. Marriot Drive,
    Phoenix, AZ 85054
     
     

    Jazz Con Alma Group

    February 3rd, 2023, 7:00pm-10:00pm

    The Nash Jazz Club
     
    110 E. Roosevelt Street,
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
     
    Please visit thenash.org for ticket information.
     
     

    Joe Garcia & Friends

    March 2nd, 2023, 7:30pm-9:30pm
    Sacred Grounds Coffehouse

     

    4425 N. Granite Reef Road,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
     
    $8.00 donation at the door.

    Steve Adelson Quartet

    March 3rd, 2023, 7:00pm-10:00pm

    The Nash Jazz Club
     
    110 E. Roosevelt Street,
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
     
    Please visit thenash.org for ticket information.
     
     

    Steve Adelson Quartet

    April 2nd, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Jazz for the Soul - Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church
     
    14403 N. 75th Avenue,
    Peoria, AZ 85381
     
     

    Steve Adelson Quartet

    April 23rd, 2023, 7:00pm-9:30pm

    Ravenscroft Jazz Bird
     
    8445 E. Hartford Drive,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
     
    $10 cover charge. Food and drink available to purchase.
     
     

    Dom Moio's Retirement Concert

    April 26th, 2023, 7:00pm

    Mesa Community College - main campus - Performing Arts Center
     
    1520 S. Longmore,
    Mesa, AZ 85202
     
    $10 cover charge. Open to the general public. A variety of groups and musicians will be featured.
     
     

    Sahnas Brothers Quartet

    May 19th, 2023, 7:00pm-9:00pm

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

    Joe Garcia & Friends Quintet

    May 26th, 2023, 7:00pm-9:30pm

    Ravenscroft Jazz Bird
     
    8445 E. Hartford Drive,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
     
    $10 cover charge. Food and drink available to purchase.
     
     
  • 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