John Quara

Currently John is playing at the 75 Club on Murray Street in NYC with the Tardo Hammer Trio.

John began playing guitar in 1930. He tells the story that when he was 10 he and his brother were on the Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour. Performed with the Shep Fields Orchestra between 1945-1950. The Shep Fields Orchestra did a 1945 USO tour of Europe. Spent the year 1947 playing in Las Vegas. Was on the Perry Como (Chesterfield Supper Club) as a member of the Shep Fields Sextet. Played on 2 albums by Hugo Montenegro “Loves of My Life” and “Ellington Fantasy” Both were recorded at Webster Hall in 1957. Also played on Tito Puente's album, “Mucho Puente”.

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Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Currently retired

Charlie Christian Charlie Christian
guitar, electric
Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
saxophone, alto


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