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Jul
19
‘The Habana Boys’: New Cuban Sensation Make their North American Debut Tour

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Direct from Havana, Cuba and making their USA debut is The Habana Boys. The four classically-trained tenors: Ian Sanchez, Yunior Luis, Giraldo Carmenate, and Rey Reyes; together with their band: Elio Piedra, drums and foreign tour manager; Hector Quintana, guitar and musical director; Livan Mesa, piano; and Yorgis Goiricelaya, bass, began their U.S. tour last month.


Jul
19
Innovative Percussion Inc.

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Elio Piedra

Elio Piedra began his career at the age of 10 at the Arts Conservatory Raul Sanchez in Cuba, specializing in percussion studies. From the age of 11 he got involved in the Jazz world and the fusion between Jazz, Rumba and Afro Cuban rhythms. He received musical influence from Hector Alonso, Benicio Lezcano, and Sergio M. Cardoso, whom created a strong classical base that prepared him for the future. At the age of 12 he began to participate in the most important music festivals in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, as well as in the national music festivals. When he was 15 years old he began his music studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Cuba, where he toured with the symphonic orchestra around the country. At the same time, he began to perform with the popular salsa group “El Cumbre”, with which he became a well recognized drummer. When performing with “El Cumbre” he had the opportunity to perform with important musicians such as “Aguaje”, who was the director of the group “Buena Vista Social Club”, Magno Bisoli, who is a well-recognized Brazilian musician, among other guests from Belgium and Argentina.


Jul
19
Jacksonville Jazz Festival

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Jul
19
ELIO PIEDRA PROMO VIDEO DRUMS CLINIC TOUR 2015

ELIO PIEDRA PROMO VIDEO DRUMS CLINIC TOUR 2015

Elio Piedra mixing styles and concepts,developing fills,licks,and parents around,gospel,funk,swing,and Latin Jazz at Medusa Studios.

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Sep
22
Elio’s Quartet Blazes a Jazz “Pathway” at FREE Concert Sept. 30, 2016

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The jazz fusion group Elio’s Quartet will give a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the Building E Auditorium on the west side of Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. The concert is part of the quartet’s promotional tour for their new recording, “Pathway.”