Joey "Jam" Flores started playing drums 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, Big Band Swing, and Latin.. By age 16, he marched for the notable Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle A Corps (1979-1983). His final year marching, he was Drum Ensemble United States Champion. JJ also taught high school marching band drumlines from 1979-1986. His last six years were most successful as he instructed the Independence High School Marching Band Percussion Section from San Jose, Ca, in which they were undefeated all six years. With his passion for music, his first exciting gig was sitting in with a small band, Spang A Lang (Tony Lindsay (Ld Vocalist for Santana) and Myron Dove (Bass/Guitarist) former members of Santana, and Sax Man Tom Pollitzer, Tower of Power.) Producer Myron Dove would call JJ at 2 am in the mornings to track drum demos and vocal tracks. Myron encouraged JJ to sing more. JJ had an opportunity to sing with Spang a Lang on their first CD and Smash Mouth's CD with rap star Coolio.
In 2002, his most exciting time was drumming for Cielo Ceniza, a Rock en Espanol band from San Francisco, CA. Cielo Ceniza was signed by SONY INTERNATIONAL based out of Madrid, Spain. Cielo Ceniza toured and played to thousands of people on TV shows, radio shows and concerts. Cielo Ceniza was nominated for ‘Best Unsigned Band’ at the ASCAP MUSIC AWARDS, and was also invited to the first LATIN GRAMMY’S.
JJ has had the privilege to play with notable musicians such as Pete “Pops” 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), 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 and drum instructor at Cathedral of Faith (San Jose, CA), which serves thousands of people every weekend.
In 2017, he started his new up and coming band, CISCO KID. CISCO KID is the one and only WAR tribute band/ Low Rider tribute band from San Jose, CA. In 2017, they are playing all over California, and will soon be in other states. www.ciscokidband.com