Joan Torres

Bassist and composer Joan Torres has lead the Jazz Fusion ensemble All Is Fused since 2011. With 3 albums released to date, multiple award nominations, and the Vox Pop award for the Fusion Album category of the 14th Annual IMAs, the ensemble has been described as going “far beyond complex musical ideas managing to weave in a true sonic narrative” in their music (Music News 2016). Throughout several releases they have appealed to genre and non-genre fans alike.

Since childhood, Torres grew as a musician, developing a deep interest for Jazz music that has guided his compositions for over a decade. 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.

After years of playing and sharing with other musicians and other projects Torres decided to revisit some of the compositions he had made over the years in order to start his own, Joan Torres's All Is Fused. Torres got the group together to record their first album, titled Before, on January 10 and 11, 2012 at Playbach Studio. The album features guitarist Sergio González, pianist David Ojeda, drummer Fernando García, alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo and guitarist Gabriel Vicéns. It was released May 21, 2012. Before was received well by the critics which earned new opportunities for both Torres and the ensemble. Having acquired a following in the Puerto Rico area, they decided to invest some of their energy on getting their music beyond the island and into the world.

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”Hailing from Puerto Rico, bassist and composer Joan Torres is on the forefront of progressive jazz.”

– 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.” – Angel E

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Of the Musical

Of the Musical

Self Produced
2016

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The Beginning

The Beginning

Self Produced
2014

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Before

Before

Self Produced
2012

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Fernando Garcia - Desde Arriba

Fernando Garcia -...

Self Produced
2012

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