Joe Piazza

The Quintet

The 1960s

Joe Piazza

This group of young teenagers played arrangements in the hard bop style of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and The Horace Silver Quintet.

Left to right: Leon Atkinson, bass; Joe Piazza, drums; Charlie Costa, tenor sax; Donald Hahn, trumpet; and Danny Somoza, guitar

Staten Island Advance - File Photo, February 28, 1964

Joe with his Slingerland drums, at the High School of Performing Arts, N.Y.C.

Senior class photo 1964