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Apr
28
Fri
Stevie, Marvin & Motown Tribute by the Bobby Torres Ensemble @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stevie, Marvin & Motown Tribute by the Bobby Torres Ensemble @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres has put together a Tribute to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Motown featuring Special Guest soul singer Sean Holmes at Arrivederci – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Fans, the intimate seating, that closely surrounds the bandstand, gets booked out early so call for your reservation today (503) 659-1143. Sean’s soulful interpretations will be backed by a “Mighty, Mighty Winning Hand” of musical heavy weights including Dan Gaynor on piano, Al Criado 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 to coax you to “Shake it down down!”.  Don’t miss this special event to chill-ax – on a Friday night – up close and personal with some of the best live Jazz-and-Soul in Portland!
In addition to this special musical tribute, 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.

May
4
Thu
Bobby Torres Joins Ken Schmidt @ Arrivederci Wine Bar @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bobby Torres Joins Ken Schmidt @ Arrivederci Wine Bar @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres performs with Ken Schmidt at Arrivederci – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The intimate seating, that closely surrounds the bandstand, gets booked out early so call for your reservation today (503) 659-1143. Arrivederci fans, this will be a musical night to remember. And, with any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in during the last set to join Ken on a few jazz-vocals and jazz-sax interpretations.
In addition to the live music, enjoy a selection from Kate and Steve’s menu and wine list. Bobby Torres 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.

May
5
Fri
Cinco De Mayo at Cha! Cha! Cha! @ Cha Cha Cha!
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cinco De Mayo at Cha! Cha! Cha! @ Cha Cha Cha! | Portland | Oregon | United States

Cinco De Mayo at Cha! Cha! Cha!
Celebrate your Latin heritage at Portland’s beautiful South Waterfront with live Latin Jazz, Authentic Mexican food and cocktails on Friday May 5, 2017 – at Cha! Cha! Cha! 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  At this hip warehouse-like venue with a bar and patio, Bobby’s instrumental quartet will drive the Latin beat into the heart and soul of jazz. Featuring these Portland music giants: Bobby Torres (congas), master drummer from Ghana Israel Annoh (drums), George Mitchell (piano), and Chris Woitach (guitar). Cha! Cha! Cha! is located at 3135 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97239 – in the South Waterfront area not far from the OHSU Tram. Fans, Bobby loves the beans at Cha! Cha! Cha! They are prepared Vegan (meatless) and the corn tortillas are gluten free! 

About the food at Cha! Cha! Cha!
“We serve only the freshest and healthiest ingredients from purveyors and farmers who share our commitment to environmentally and socially sustainable practices. Our menu strives to provide guests with an Authentic Mexican Taqueria experience that exemplifies traditional Mexican food preparation and cooking methods done by hand. We use high quality ingredients such as antibiotic and hormone- free meats, MBA / MSC certified seafood, organic GMO-free corn, no additives, no food dyes or preservatives ever. We let the natural ingredients do the talking!”  (Cha! Cha! Cha! website). Yummy pescetarian and vegetarian options. Skip the cheese to make them Vegan!

May
29
Mon
Bobby Torres Ensemble at the Portland Rose Festival @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bobby Torres Ensemble at the Portland Rose Festival @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park | Portland | Oregon | United States

Celebrate the Portland Rose Festival with the Bobby Torres Ensemble (10 piece) featuring vocalist Julana Torres at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from 8:30-10:00 pm.

Jun
24
Sat
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts @ George Roger's Park
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts @ George Roger's Park | Lake Oswego | Oregon | United States

The Bobby Torres Ensemble – Performing at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts!
Bobby’s Ensemble (Quintet) will perform featuring vocalist Julana Torres backed by those driving Latin polyrhythms (Reinhardt Melz), tasty piano licks (Dan Gaynor), and a synco-pulsating Latin bass (Al Criado). The performance will be on stage at George Rodgers Park located at 611 South State Street in Lake Oswego 97034. This is a free and family friendly community event!  Bring your family, a lawn chair or blanket, some sun screen to enjoy a for a summer afternoon of live Latin Jazz music at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

This is a three day event celebrating 54 years of promoting and exhibiting arts of the region.  It is a volunteer run event supported by commercial sponsors, private citizens who love art, the City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs. 20,000 visitors are expected.

The event takes place in two locations; one at the Lakewood Center of the Arts facility and adjoining pavilion and the second across the street at George Rogers Park. At the Lakewood Center over a thousand pieces of various kinds of art are displayed.  This year’s special exhibit is titled “Beyond the Point: The Fine Art of Colored Pencil and Graphite. There will also be artist vendors and a live music stage at George Rogers Park. The park will have food vendors available and a covered beer and wine tent.  There are also a couple of food vendors at the Lakewood Center.

Bobby Joins Barbara Lush @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bobby Joins Barbara Lush @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres joins Barbara Lusch at Arrivederci – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. With any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in with his axe during the last set and transform the trio into a quartet. 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.

Jul
14
Fri
Bobby Torres Ensemble Featuring Vocalist Sean Holmes @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bobby Torres Ensemble Featuring Vocalist Sean Holmes @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres has put together a trio featuring Special Guest soul singer Sean Holmes at Arrivederci – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Fans, the intimate seating, that closely surrounds the bandstand, gets booked out early so call for your reservation today (503) 659-1143. Sean’s soulful interpretations will be backed by musical heavy weights including Dan Gaynor on piano, Al Criado 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!
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.

Jul
22
Sat
Bobby Torres Trio – Private Event
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bobby Torres Trio - Private Event

Congratulations Kyra and Issac!

Jul
28
Fri
Bobby Torres Quartet Featuring Julana Torres at Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bobby Torres Quartet Featuring Julana Torres at Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

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, Phil Baker 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.

Aug
4
Fri
Bobby Torres Ensemble at The Fremont Theater @ The Fremont Theater
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bobby Torres Ensemble at The Fremont Theater @ The Fremont Theater | Portland | Oregon | United States

First Show: 7:30 – 9:00  $12.00
Second Show 9:30 – 11:00  $12.00
Or, see two shows for $18.00
Get Tickets – Early Show
Get Tickets – Late Show

Vocalist Julana Torres and special guest drummer Carmelo Torres join the Bobby Torres Ensemble for a very special evening of live Latin Jazz with Bobby Torres – congas and percussion, Brian Ward – piano, Damian Erskine – bass, and sizzling horns including Dick Titterington, Rob Davis, Tim Jensen, and John Moak. The Bobby Torres Ensemble features musical talent of the highest caliber in Portland to explore the many musical inflections of Latin Jazz. Bobby’s music is a toe tapping fusion of American and Latin standards arranged with churning Latin grooves richly ornamented with jazz inflections. The Oregonian describes the Bobby Torres Ensemble as “Latin jazz with enough flavor and spice to satisfy your body and soul’s need for rhythmic harmony.”

About Julana Torres: She 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 Carmelo Torres:  He is a drummer, conguero, percussionist, session musician, arranger, producer and singer-songwriter working and recording in Austin Texas and also in Los Angeles California. See Carmelo performing at the Waterfront Blues Festival in the video links above. Carmelo has played, toured and recorded with Jason Mraz and with Los Lonely Boys. He has also played, recorded and toured with Del Castillo and Roberto Rodriguez (famed director of Desperado, Sin City and Dusk Till Dawn). He has performed with John Santos and Alex Conde at the Portland Jazz Festival in 2016. He has also performed with The Bobby Torres Ensemble along with special featured guests Luis Conte, Orestes Vilato, and Alex Acuna. Carmelo has also played various drum and percussion clinics with Grammy Winner Luis Conte. See Carmelo Torres & Luis Conte Drum Clinic

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. 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.

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