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), the four time GRAMMY-award winning bassist and educator Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D'Rivera), and Matthew Garrison (Joe Zawinul), considered one of the most technically gifted jazz musicians of his generation. His ability was recognized by musical institutions like Berklee College of Music who offered him several 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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Hailing from Puerto Rico, bassist and composer Joan Torres is on the forefront of
– Morena Duwe, The Huffington Post
Of The Musical is a brilliant fusion album that uses its prog and hard rock influences
to create an album that is as cinematic as it is technically impressive. The band goes
far beyond complex musical ideas managing to weave in a true sonic narrative.
– Jon C. Ireson, music-news.com
These virtuosic and unquestionably inspired musicians take the basic form of jazz and
contort it to their every want and will throughout the eight sprawling tracks of their
sophomore album The Beginning.
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