This five-piece Contemporary Latin 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. Samuel performed for 5 years with multi-award winner, Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval and now tours worldwide with renown African bassist and singer Richard Bona. Samuel has appeared with such musical stars as Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Don Byron, Paquito D'Rivera, Michael Brecker, Dave Valetin, The Boston Pops, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. He was awarded Second Place at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition 2000, also composed the music and produced the instructional DVD entitled "Drum Solos Revisited" for the musical instrument manufacturer Latin Percussion-LP which is distributed by Warner Brothers worldwide.His debut solo recording, entitled "SKIN INTERLUDES" will be released in summer of 2005.
- Ernesto Simpson, drums
- Hector Martignon, piano
- Michael Campagna, trumpet
- Hans Glavischnig, bass
- Samuel Torres, percussion & keyboards
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"... a keen-eared, light-handed percussionist [who] can draw a rainbow of intriguing sounds. "The Washington Post
"...a ferocious conga solo by Samuel Torres that seemed not humanly possible."
The Boston Globe
The exact date of this concert is not known, but it occurred in the marked year around this time.