Joey Jimenez

Solo Artist

Joey Jimenez

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About

Paiste Artist Since
June 2010

Main Affiliation
Solo Artist

Other Affiliation
Siggno

Follow Artist

„Paiste has been the cymbal company of my choice for over 10 years. They’re Innovative & very creative. Simply The BEST!!! Here’s to another 10,20,30+ Years!“

Setup

Joey Jimenez

Cymbals listed from left to right

18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
12" 2002 Splash
14" Alpha Metal Edge Hats Bottom (discontinued)
14" Alpha Metal Edge Hats Bottom (discontinued)
18" RUDE Thin Crash
10" RUDE Splash
18" 2002 Giga Bell Ride "Psychoctopus"
18" 2002 Power Crash
14" Alpha Metal Edge Hats (discontinued)
14" RUDE Blast China
20" Color Sound 900 Red Heavy Crash
20" RUDE China (Discontinued)

Biography

“Unofficially I’ve been tapping out beats since I was born,” says drummer and founder of JMZ Clothing Joey Jimenez. “At 9 months old my mom claims it was love at first sight.” Powerful, fluid and ROCKN’. If you have ever seen one of Joey’s music videos or live shows , you understand that he is the heart and soul of his unit. Commanding the stage, Joey brings his musical knowledge and life experiences with sheer energy and no holding back. A highly respected drummer in the Latin/Regional Mexican music arena who was encouraged by his mother and inspired by his father, began his musical journey at the early age of 2 discovering his love and passion for drums. “I never had what most would consider a normal childhood,” explains Joey. “That’s because I was born with the gift of rhythm…Playing drums is not what I do, It’s who I am.” J. Jimenez A small town boy at heart, Joey Jimenez was born and raised in Seguin, TX who grew up idolizing drummer legends Tommy Lee, Neil Peart and Dave Weckel to name a few. At age 5 Joey began playing drums professionally and by age 9 was performing, recording and touring with Grammy winning artists Selena and Chris Perez. In his 33 year professional drumming career, Joey Jimenez has learned to become prepared for every possible event. Joey has played in historical surroundings in Latin America, such as Palacios de los Deportes, Auditorio National, Foro Sol and Arena De Monterrey in addition to a variety of stadiums and arenas throughout South and Central America. Massive venues in the USA include the Staple Center and AT&T Center. Along his travels, Joey has played with Xelencia (6 years), Mitico (4 years), Grupo Metal (4 years), A.B Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Kings/All-Starz (7 years) while also working with Vanilla Ice and other renown artists. Joey enjoyed a successful career with Latin Grammy Award winners SIGGNO in which he recorded 6 albums and toured with them from 2011 to 2019 throughout the US and Mexico. In 2016 their album “Yo Te Esperaré” went to number 1 on the Billboard Latin Charts. In 2017 Siggno broke the all-time paid attendance record at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Because of Joey’s style and image that he brought to the band he became known as “Rockteño” a mixture of Rock and Norteño! Today Joey enjoys a successful solo career working on several different projects and spending quality time with his family. High energy and definitely deep-rooted in all types of rock n roll, Jimenez has never shied away from any sound or genre and always takes an energetic approach on and off the stage. Because of his unique style, off the stage Joey is following his dream of establishing JMZ (pronounced JAMS and containing 3 major components of his last name), his clothing and accessories line for men, women and children based on his life of drumming, tattoos and the beautiful people who rock them both. “I Am JMZ” - Joey Jimenez

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Very bright, glassy, slightly dry, cutting, metallic. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Somewhat heavy, but controllable feel. Clear, glassy ping over bell-like wash. Extremely cutting, loud bell with dark undertone. Extraordinary ride, suited particularly for defined playing on the bell in various musical styles. Developed in co-operation with Brazilian's Top Heavy Metal drummer Aquiles Priester.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, metallic, rough, lively, raw. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Very responsive. Explosive, dirty crash sound. Agile China for strong, exotic accents.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, high pitched, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Strong feel, explosive, strong splash with quick response. A pair of these would make an excellent mini hi-hat.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Medium bright, full-bodied, solid. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Powerful crash with meaty attack. Well suited for assertive yet musical accents in loud music styles. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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