This six-piece contemporary Latin American Jazz Ensemble will showcase the work of Samuel Torres who has been gaining recognition in the U.S. since arriving from his native Colombia in 1998. At present, Samuel is performing regularly with multi-award winner, Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval and worldwide renown African bassist and singer Richard Bona. Samuel has appeared with such musical stars as Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, The Boston Pops, Los Angeles Philarmonic amongst others. He was awarded Second Place at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition 2000 and recently composed the music and produced the instructional DVD entitled "Drum Solos Revisited" for the musical instrument manufacturer Latin Percussion-LP which will be distributed by Warner Brothers worldwide.
Julia Dollison, voice -- Ernesto Simpson, drums -- Robert Rodriguez, piano
Mike Rodriguez, trumpet -- Armando Gola, bass -- Samuel Torres, percussion
The exact date of this concert is not known, but it occurred in the marked year around this time.