Vocalist David Gonzalez has pulled in a couple worthy associates from his late ’60s & ’70s gang — drummer Vince Lateano and bassist Peter Barshay — to celebrate a piano player who was central to the hip ‘n happenin’ latin jazz funk rock world of the Bay Area in the era, with young Matt Clark doing the duties on the keys… Bring your memories or your curiosity, or just your yen for a fun little jazz date sprinkled with anecdotes about a special time, and join the fun.
George DiQuattro was born on January 19, 1939 in San Francisco. He grew up in the North Beach neighborhood, went to Galileo High School, was a U.S. Marine veteran and became a professional jazz pianist.
George was hired to join the band Azteca in the late 1960s, a Latin Rock collective of musicians ranging from varied backgrounds, cultures, and genres. Boasting four singers, three keyboard players, congas, timbales, and horns, Azteca was indeed an all-star group, conceived by leader Coke Escovedo, in an attempt to stretch beyond the standard Latin Rock approach.
Releasing two studio albums with Columbia Records, the Azteca band explored jazz, rock, soul, & funk through latin rhythms.
After George left Azteca, he led his own bands in the San Francisco bay area and on occasion, received calls to perform with Santana, Van Morrison and Cal Tjader among other popular music notables.
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