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Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?


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The Harold Young Sr. Jazz Workshop Inc. 2nd Annual Trilogy Concerts Series

Event Details

The Harold Young Sr. Jazz Workshop Inc. 2nd Annual Trilogy Concerts Series

Time: May 7, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Concert Hall of the Pittsburgh Carnegie Library Homewood Branch ~ 7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Street: 7101 Hamilton Ave.
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map:
Phone: 724-506-2556
Event Type: latin, concert
Organized By: Harold Young Sr. Jazz Workshop Inc.
Latest Activity: May 8, 2016

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Event Description

The Harold Young Sr. Jazz Workshop Inc. 2nd Annual Trilogy Concerts Series!mediafeaturing
Noël Quintana!media


The Latin Crew


Concert Hall of the Pittsburgh Carnegie Library Homewood Branch 

7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208

at 6:30pm - Doors open at 6:00pm


All concerts will be held in Concert Hall of the Pittsburgh Carnegie Library in Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave. at 6:30pm

- Doors open at 6:00pm.


We Encourage the Families to come out and Enjoy these Performances of National and International Music Artisans being brought into Our Community.

The Jazz Workshop Inc. shall continue the work within the region, and with Your participation and Ever Lasting Support,

together, We shall move Harmoniously within the Arts.

About the Artist
Noël Quintana

Noël Quintana, also known as “Mr. Conga,” is a Cleveland-based Puerto Rican percussionist, band leader, researcher, educator and avid collector of Latin music photos, records and memorabilia. He is the founder and artistic director of The Latin Crew, one of Cleveland’s premiere salsa bands. He has also performed with Latin music’s giants Tito Puente, Johnny Almendra y Los Jóvenes del Barrio, Luís Romero y Mazacote, Richie Ray, Pedro Jesús, Anthony Cruz, Andy Montañez, and Tommy Olivencia, among others.


Tickets for Noël Quintana & The Latin Crew can be Purchased:


At the Door the Day of the Event


For More Information: 724-506-2556 

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