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.
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!
The Bobby Torres Ensemble plays at the Jazz Station in Eugene featuring Julana Torres (emotional and expressive vocalist fluent in Spanish and English), Dan Gaynor (talented and creative jazz musician who can carry a tight Latin montuno underneath his tasty piano licks), Al Criado (delivers the real deal with an authentic-fat-Latin Bass), Mark Griffith (sets the steady and intricate driving beats on the drum set), Bobby Torres (fans the flames of the Latin fire on the congas and percussion).
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 and richly ornamented musical grooves. Driving Afro-Cuban rhythms boost this inspired blend of Latin, Jazz, Rock-n-Roll to create Bobby Torres’ signature sound. 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.”
The Bobby Torres Ensemble – Performing at the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Summer Concert Series 2017!
Bobby’s Ensemble will perform featuring vocalist Julana Torres backed by those driving Latin polyrhythms, tasty piano licks, synco-pulsating Latin bass, and sizzling horns.
This is a free and family friendly community event! Bring your family, a lawn chair or blanket, some sun screen and meet your neighbors and friends for a summer evening of fun and live Latin Jazz music. Seating is on the grass; beach/sand chairs or blankets for seating are encouraged. Regular height lawn chairs will be asked to move to the side or rear. Food and beverages are available on site for purchase, or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol is not allowed. Leashed dogs are welcome to attend with their owners.
Center Street Park is located at 11895 SW Center St, Beaverton, OR 97006.