Elio's Quartet is the Award Winner of the International Jazz Festival "Jojazz" ,in Havana, Cuba.
The Quartet consists of talented musicians such as Livan Mesa on piano and keyboard, Yunior Arronte on saxophone and keyboard, Yorgis Goiricelaya on bass, and Elio Piedra on drums. All of these musicians have enjoyed a successful career in the music's industry, and have experienced music at the national and the international level.
These musicians have had the honor and opportunity to perform in a variety of venues, such as television shows, music festivals (Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver's "Carnaval del Sol", "and Jazz Plaza in Havana, Cuba). Furthermore, they have had the opportunity to share the stage with music stars such as Paquito de Rivera, Luis Enrique, Arturo Sandoval, Chuchito Valdes, Jennifer Holliday, Bobby Carcaces, among many others. The above-mentioned artists have all been Grammy Award winners.
Elio's Quartet was founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Quartet's purpose was to introduce an innovative mixture of styles and sounds, ranging from Smooth Jazz, Gospel, Swing, and Funk, to Classical Music. The Quartet's roots lies in AfroCuban Latin Jazz, from which they derive their unique rhythms.
Recently EQT was recognized as the Award Winning Quartet at The Global Music Award. Award Winner at The Akademia Award with his single "FOR JAMES "as Best Jazz Song for April 2016 ,also with Album "PATHWAY" as Best Jazz Album for May.Featured on Majorhitrecords.com as Best New Artist.You can find EQT on NBC12 news,Top40Charts.com among others news online.Was selected to showcase their new album PATHWAY at The Big Apple Indie Music Series, Tampa Bay ,hosted by TBAIMS and MyJamTV.
May 7th EQT is staring his PATHWAY TOUR in South and North Florida. Performing at the Friends of Jazz Festival in Gainesville Florida. In this Tour EQT will be developing also a Master Class Series with students from differents colleges like University of Florida,Santa Fe College (#1 on the Nation), Southern University of Fort Lauderdale among others.
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