Joey "Jam" Flores


Paiste Artist Since
July 2000

United States

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„Whatever my gig is (church, live concert, club or studio), Paiste Cymbals always delivers and gives my sound exactly what I need, every time.“



Joey "Jam" Flores started playing drums, percussion and singing at the age of two, taught by his uncle and mentor, Rudy Madrid. All styles of music from R&B, Hip Hop to Motown, Blues, Gospel, Rock, Jazz, Country, Big Band Swing, Classical, and Latin... By age 16, he marched for the notable Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle A Corps (1979-1983). His final year marching, he was Drum Ensemble United States Champion. JJ has had the privilege to play, tour and record with notable musicians such as Pete Escovedo, Juan Escovedo, Sheila E, Jorge Santana, Jamie Jones (All 4 One), David Pack (Ambrosia), Clay Bogan (Israel Houghton Producer), Khristian Dentley (Take 6), Rudy Parris (The Voice), Mic Gillette (Tower of Power), Pablo Cruise, John Fogerty, Alice Cooper, Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind), Jim Reitzel (Producer Narada Michael Walden, Mariah Carey, Santana), Greg Camp (Smash Mouth Producer), Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth), Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), John Elefante (Kansas), Deandre Brackensick (American Idol Finalist ), Brian McKnight, and was produced by Nigel Walker (Producer of George Harrison of the Beatles).. JJ has been the principal drummer at Cathedral of Faith (San Jose, CA), which serves thousands of people every weekend. In 2017, he started his new band, CISCO KID. CISCO KID is the official WAR/Low Rider tribute band from San Jose, CA.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Slightly heavy feel. Clear, full open sound. Cutting, precise chick sound. Good for heavier playing.

  • Sounds