Noël Quintana & the Latin Crew Added to JazzLive International Festival Schedule

Noël Quintana & the Latin Crew Added to JazzLive International Festival Schedule

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that there has been a special addition to the 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival taking place in the heart of Pittsburgh's Downtown Cultural District this summer, June 20-22, 2014. The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Noël Quintana & the Latin Crew will be performing in Katz Plaza, located at the corner of 7th Street and Penn Avenue, on June 22, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event is presented by ¡Hola Pittsburgh! and sponsored in part by an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

About Noël Quintana & the Latin Crew
Noël Quintana & the Latin Crew is one of Cleveland and Pittsburgh's leading salsa and Latin Jazz bands. The band was founded in 1999 by Quintana, a Cleveland-based Puerto Rican percussionist, band leader, researcher, educator and artistic director. He was born in New York City and grew up surrounded by Afro-Caribbean music. Quintana took private lessons early in his life from renowned percussionist and recording artist, Luis Romero. Quintana has performed with such Latin music giants Tito Puente, Johnny Almendra y Los Jóvenes del Barrio, Luís Romero y Mazacote, among others. He has taught for Northewast Ohio Jazz Society's Banda Hispana Cultural and the Juilia de Burgos Community Center for 16 years, as well as teaches private lessons in Latin percussion and programs for schools and cultural centers.
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About Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. This festival, aimed at connecting the community to jazz, will bring prominent jazz musicians and visual artists to Pittsburgh's Cultural District to present Grammy-winning performers, jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances, and visual art. More than 20,000 visitors will visit the Cultural District to partake in this year's event. For more information, visit

For additional press releases and images, visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust press room, search name, JazzLive 2014.

This year's Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival will offer podcasts and live streaming.

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Live Streaming
Having trouble making it into the Cultural District for the concert of your choice? Live streaming of the following performances will be made available.
Please for updates on how to tune in.

SNARKY PUPPY | June 20 at 9:15 p.m.
JAZZ MEETS FUNK featuring Fred Wesley | June 21 at 8 p.m.
EL GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO | June 22 at 3 p.m.
DIANNE REEVES | June 22 at 8 p.m.

About ¡Hola Pittsburgh!
¡Hola Pittsburgh! is a partnership of The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latin American Cultural Union, Roberto Clemente Foundation, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation, Allegheny County, Allegheny County Airport Authority, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliates,, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The Pittsburgh Promise, Point Park University, World Affairs Council-Pittsburgh, Vibrant Pittsburgh and VisitPITTSBURGH. The partners seek to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of the Pittsburgh region to sustain its population, economic prosperity and quality of life. For more information, visit

Pittsburgh, the "City of Bridges," is building bridges to Puerto Rico and to Latinos living in the United States through "¡Hola Pittsburgh!" - a year-long talent attraction initiative* that launches the weekend of June 21-22 with a special emphasis on professionals relocating from Puerto Rico. More details about this initiative can found here.

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses "curated" by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit

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