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Iridium Jazz Club

Marco Mendoza
, Renato Neto and Joey Heredia

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 10:00 PM EDT
Iridium, New York, NY

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El Trio featuring: Marco Mendoza, Renato Neto and Joey Heredia

Marco Mendoza (Bass - formerly of Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent )

Marco is perhaps mostly known for his work with a number of rock bands and artists such as Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder, Whitesnake ,Ted Nugent, Neal Schon and Soul SirkUS, Lynch Mob, as well as diverse artists such as Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries. He is currently touring with The Dead Daisies.

Marco lives in Los Angeles and when he´s not touring he can often be found playing local jazz clubs with Joey Heredia and Renato Neto and other great musicians.

Renato Neto (Keyboards - Prince, Joe Bonamassa)

In 1991 the United States was Renato's new home. After living in California for about a year, he met musicians Marco Mendoza (bass) and Joey Heridia (drums). They formed a band called "Straight Jacket". Throughout the time they were together they toured many different countries in Europe and South America. They eventually recorded a live CD at the La Ve Lee jazz club in Studio City, California. Renato has also played and recorded with; Sheila E., Dianne Reeves, Michael Ruff, Ronnie Foster, Marilyn Scott, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Sandro Albert and many more talented artists. 

For the past three years Renato has been on tour playing with Prince and The New Power Generation. Successfully their 2002 "One Nite Alone" tour was a hit along with the live DVD going platinum. TheMusicology CD also went platinum and their tour achieved major success. 

Joey Heredia (Drums- chaka khan , tower of power)

Though some may say that Joey Heredia is a Latin percussionist who added his drumset to the mix, Joey disgrees, "I was always primarily a drumset player. I played my share of timbales, but I was a kit player raised on seventies funk, like Parliament Funkadelics and Sly and the Family Stone."

As a teen in East LA, Joey performed with Tower of Power-style horn bands. He felt the kinship between the clockwork precision of funk and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Recalls Joey: "I wanted to groove like a train when I was playing Cuban stuff." In other words, despite the complexity, he wanted to keep a hypnotic rhythmic flow.

Joey's list of recording credits includes Dianne Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Billy Childs, Tribal Tech, Strunz and Farah, Tania Maria, and songwriter Michael Ruff. A perfect sampler of Joey's work is the CD "Mendoza Heredia Neto: Live in L.A."