Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Samuel graduated in Music Composition from the Universidad Javeriana. He started playing at the age of twelve with local bands and recalls learning a great deal from in-home jam sessions with friends of his musically inclined grandparents and relatives. While in Colombia Samuel played with the most respected Colombian musicians and worked as musical director and arranger for films and soap-operas. Though a classically trained percussionist, Samuel is drawn by the sounds and rhythms of different music genre, especially Latin American and Jazz.
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... a keen-eared, light-handed percussionist [who] can draw a rainbow of intriguing sounds. The
[Samuel Torres] playing is full of joy and that’s what music is all about.” Richard Bona.
Skin Tones is at once intelligent, sophisticated and explosive. Jazz Times.
... a skillful musician coming into his own. Latin Beat Magazine.
About Skin Tones ...a modern Classic for all jazz lovers Jazz Review.
[Samuel Torres].. has written and recorded music for his project that is inventive, lyrical, and important