Springing from its roots as a blues band called Joe Taino and The Blue Flames, The Joe Taino Group plays a unique mix of blues, R&B, Latin jazz, reggae, calypso, and classic rock. Each member of the band has been in the music business for over 30 years, ha performed with hundreds of famous artists, and has toured all over the world. As The Blue Flames, the band toured Europe, Japan, the U.S., and South America for many years.
Taino himself has been recording and performing since 1972. He has shared the stage with a host of notable artists, including Peter Frampton, Judas Priest, Rick Derringer, Cindy Lauper, Gregg Allman, Carlos Santana, Jaco Pastorious, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Pat Travers, King Crimson, and many more. He is one of the hottest and most respected guitarists in the Tri-State area and still performs every week. His newest release Incognito is a mix of all of his influences, tinged with a distinctly Latin jazz flavor.