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Nestor Torres

Nestor Torres - flute, composer, recording artist, bandleader

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Latin jazz flutist Nestor Torres took an early interest in music, following the lead of his father, who played the piano and vibes. Torres started playing the drums at age 5 but became interested in the flute which he started studying at age 12 at The Free Music School. Torres later claimed that after hearing the famous American jazz flautist Hubert Laws, “...he changed my Life forever”.

Torres went to major in music education at the Inter-American University in nearby San German then moved to New York City with his family when he was 18 years old. There he studied classic and jazz music at Mannes School of Music, graduating in 1977.

While attending school, he also played in many New York City salsa bands in Latin dance clubs, where he learned to play Cuban dance music style known as “Charanga” style. He also came to appreciate the versatility of the flute for many different music styles, including Latin Jazz. He continued playing the New York clubs, perfecting his craft, while studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He learned the classical technique for playing the flute, but also experimented with Latin influences that would ultimately lay the foundation of his unique musical style.

Torres moved on to Miami, Florida in 1981 and signed with Polygram records in 1989. His first album, “Morning Ride,” was released the very next year and made it to the top ten of the contemporary jazz charts.

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Jan24Thu
Nestor Torres
Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, SC
Jan26Sat
5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival
Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, SC
$0-125.00
Jan27Sun
5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival
Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, SC
$0-5.00
Feb24Sun
Nestor Torres Performs Free In Collins Park
Collins Park
Miami Beach, FL
Feb24Sun
Nestor Torres
The Bass
Miami Beach, FL
Feb27Wed
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
The Palladium’s Side Door Cabaret
St Petersburg, FL
$25
Feb28Thu
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
The Palladium’s Side Door Cabaret
St Petersburg, FL
$25

Discography

Dances, Prayers & Meditations for Peace

Dances, Prayers &...

Heads Up International
2006

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Dance Of The Phoenix

Agencja Wydawnicza Signum
1991

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Morning Ride

Agencja Wydawnicza Signum
1989

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