Meet the Instructor

Bob Quaranta

For over ten years, Bob was a member of Mongo Santamaria’s band and served as musical director. Two of the recordings Bob appeared on with Mongo were nominated for Grammy Awards: “Mongo Magic” and “Espiritu Libre”. Bob has also performed and/or recorded with: Dave Valentin, Willie Colon, Ray Barretto, Tommy Igoe, Angel Canales and “Jellybean” Benitez. Bob continues to serve as an integral member of the Ed Palermo Big Band and Gary Morgan and Panamericana.

Bob received his BM in Music Theory from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. For over ten years, he was a member of Mongo Santamaria’s band and served as musical director.

With John Scofield, he recorded on the Yamaha instructional video “The Drumset, A Musical Approach”. Bob has also recorded a piano disk for the Yamaha “Disklavier”. He appears on the “Drummers Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration & Bass Day 2002” DVD and CD and continues to serve as an integral member of the Ed Palermo Big Band and Gary Morgan and Panamericana. In his book Latin Jazz: The First of The Fusions, John Storm Roberts describes Bob’s playing as “magnificent”.

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Meet the Instructor

For over ten years, Bob was a member of Mongo Santamaria’s band and served as musical director. Two of the recordings Bob appeared on with Mongo were nominated for Grammy Awards: “Mongo Magic” and “Espiritu Libre”. Bob has also performed and/or recorded with: Dave Valentin, Willie Colon, Ray Barretto, Tommy Igoe, Angel Canales and “Jellybean” Benitez. Bob continues to serve as an integral member of the Ed Palermo Big Band and Gary Morgan and Panamericana.

Bob received his BM in Music Theory from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. For over ten years, he was a member of Mongo Santamaria’s band and served as musical director.

With John Scofield, he recorded on the Yamaha instructional video “The Drumset, A Musical Approach”. Bob has also recorded a piano disk for the Yamaha “Disklavier”. He appears on the “Drummers Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration & Bass Day 2002” DVD and CD and continues to serve as an integral member of the Ed Palermo Big Band and Gary Morgan and Panamericana. In his book Latin Jazz: The First of The Fusions, John Storm Roberts describes Bob’s playing as “magnificent”.

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