Live Latin Jazz featuring a quartet version of the Bobby Torres Ensemble! Reflecting the ambiance of this unique Italian venue, Bobby has gathered a quartet of well known NW Artists featuring vocalist Julana Torres. Fans, the intimate seating, that closely surrounds the bandstand, gets booked out early so call for your reservation today (503) 659-1143. Julana will be backed by musical heavy weights including Dan Gaynor on piano, Damian Erskine on Bass and of course Bobby Torres on congas and percussion. With any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in with his axe during the last set. Don’t miss this special event to chill-ax – up close and personal with some of the best live Jazz-and-Soul in Portland!With any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in with his axe during the last set and transform the quartet into a quintet. And, with some encouragement, Steve will also break into song! Come on down and enjoy some of the best jazz in Portland!
In addition to the live music, enjoy a selection from Kate and Steve’s menu and wine list. Bobby recommends a glass of pinot noir with the Vegetarian Pizza (ask for it because it is not listed on the menu). Order it Bobby’s heart healthy way (extra veggie) on a fabulous gluten free crust and hold the cheese! For your starter, enjoy a small roasted beet and pear salad. Yum!
Call to reserve your table today: (503) 659-1143.
About Julana Torres: Julana is a singer-song writer, choreographer, and actress. A powerful vocalist, Julana recently performed to a crowd of over 5,000 at the Water Front Blues Festival with special guests Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks who joined the Bobby Torres Ensemble on stage. See Julana Torres with Tedeschi Trucks – The Letter . See also Julana Torres – Damn Your Eyes. This summer, Julana played a leading role in Profile Theater’s production of 26 Miles. Recently she performed, sang and danced multiple roles in the destined for broadway hit Cuba Libre, performed in the theater work in progress Dancing in Burning Buildings and acted in two national advertising campaigns. Currently, she is busy working on her upcoming CD, singing in the Bobby Torres Ensemble and performing in upcoming theater projects.
About Bobby Torres: Bobby is a band leader, musician, record producer, songwriter, and session musician with a 40-year professional history that spans the globe and a lengthy discography. Originally from New York City, Bobby developed his reputation while performing with Joe Cocker at Woodstock, touring with Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and performing and/or touring or recording with countless other music stars such as Al Jarreau, Jackson Browne, Beach Boys, the Captain & Tennille, and Etta James – to name a few. He has an extensive discography. He also performed and toured the globe for 10 years with Tom Jones. Bobby was nominated “Outstanding Percussionist” (a Muddy Waters Award), he was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and he received The Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Bobby has been a respected advocate, speaker, instructor and keeper of Latin rhythms on the Portland music scene for many years. The Ensemble is his central focus.