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Joan Torres

Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Joan Torres

Bassist and composer Joan Torres got into music before becoming a teenager. Throughout the years he grew as a musician and developed an interest for Jazz music. He has studied Jazz with a list of great musicians like puerto rican legend Tony Batista (William Cepeda), Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D’Rivera) and Matthew Garrison (son of John Coltrane’s bassist Jimmy Garrison). His ability was recognized by musical institutions like Berklee College of Music who offered him many scholarships to attend their summer programs and the college as a full­-time student. He developed his musical skills by studying and performing a wide variety of music including Salsa, Rock, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Classical Choir music and even Brazilian Capoeira music. ...
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Awards

12th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominee (Funk/Fusion/Jam Album for "Before", Funk/Fusion/Jam Song for the track "The Chase")
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    The Beginning

    Self Produced
    2014
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    Before

    Self Produced
    2012
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    Fernando Garcia - Desde Arriba

    Self Produced
    2012

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Featured recording “The Beginning”

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The Beginning

Self Produced (2014)

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”Como bajista, líder y compositor, Joan Torres tiene todo lo necesario para sobresalir. [...] su música toma prestado de varias tradiciones jazzísticas, tanto acústicas como eléctricas, para crear una síntesis vital, fresca, inclasificable.” ­Rafael Vega Curry, El Nuevo Día

“Showcasing all­original material and recorded entirely in San Juan, it is evident that dedication to detail has achieved a terrific result.” ­James Nadal, All About Jazz

“Joan Torres is one of those incredible talents that you have to delve deep into the treasure chest of music to find...

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