Latinjazz performance with the Samuel Torres Latin American Jazz Ensemble

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Saturday April 24th, 2004 - New York, NY @ 8pm, $10


Samuel Torres Latin American Jazz Ensemble
performance @ El Taller Latinoamericano


Featuring: Samuel Torres - Percussion
John Benitez - Bass
Mike Rodriguez - Trumpet
Hector Martignon - Piano
Ernesto Simpson - Drums
Julia Dollison - Vocals


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. Among the featured players performing with Samuel will be Grammy-winning bassist John Benitez and critically acclaimed pianist Hector Martignon.


El Taller Latinoamericano is located @ 2710 Broadway (Corner of 104th Street), NYC (212)665-9460


Contact: Richard Blondet - rblonde@earthlink.net or check out www.tallerlatino.org for any additional information


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