Joe Gonzales

Gifted, meticulous, and in-demand, it comes as no surprise to learn that San Antonio’s Joe Gonzales has been a model of drumming dedication for his entire life. With a natural gift for showmanship, musical soul, and technique reaching far beyond his instrument, Joe contributes masterfully to every genre and musical situation he finds himself in. As drummer for the larger-than-life La Mafia, with whom he’s picked up 2 Latin Grammy Awards, Joe has found great success at the highest levels. And that’s only the beginning of what he brings to the table.

As a complete percussive technician, Joe’s exacting precision and unmistakable presence have brought him no shortage of impressive credits and credentials. Outside of La Mafia, Joe has also earned 3 Gold Albums, and fits teaching and team-building sessions for schools and major corporations into his loaded schedule. Beyond all of this, he’s drummer for more than half a dozen noteworthy bands. These acts include Oscar Cruz, The Pods, Unlock the Rhythm, Henry Brun and the Latin Players, and Jai Roots & the Herb-n-Café Project. Besides his Hiptrix 5As, Joe’s office equipment includes Westone In-Ear Monitors, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Audix Mics, Pearl Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Toca Percussion products, and Roland Pads. To learn more about Joe,
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