Calendar

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.

Bobby Torres Ensemble at The Fremont Theater @ The Fremont Theater
Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 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

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.

Aug
10
Thu
Bobby Torres Ensemble 2017 Tualatin Hills Summer Concert Series – Free! @ Center Street Park - Beaverton
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bobby Torres Ensemble 2017 Tualatin Hills Summer Concert Series - Free! @ Center Street Park - Beaverton | Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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.

Aug
11
Fri
Bobby Torres Ensemble Featuring Vocalist Sean Holmes @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Aug 11 @ 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 Carmelo Torres on drums, 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.

Aug
26
Sat
Bobby Torres Quartet Featuring Julana Torres at Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Aug 26 @ 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, 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! This is a family friendly venue. All ages are welcome!

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.

Sep
14
Thu
Bobby Joins Barbara Lush @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bobby Joins Barbara Lush @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Percussionist Bobby Torres joins vocalist Barbara Lusch and pianist George Mitchell 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.

Sep
29
Fri
Bobby Torres Ensemble, Margaret Linn & Tyler Conti at Jack London Revue @ Jack London Revue
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live Latin Jazz on stage at the Jack London Revue with The Bobby Torres Ensemble featuring special guest vocalists Margaret Linn and Tyler Conti. These exceptional vocalists will be backed by the full Ensemble featuring, of course, Band Leader Bobby Torres on congas, Master Drummer from Ghana Israel Annoh,  Dan Gaynor on piano, Al Criado on Latin Bass, and three sizzling horns including Lars Campbell on trombone, Dick Titterington on trumpet, and Rob Davis on saxophone. 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.”

 

Margaret Linn, Singer

Margaret Linn, Singer

About Margaret Linn: A Portland native, Margaret is a singer, songwriter, arranger, vocal coach and trained dancer. A talented singer, she can command the stage in a variety of genres: Jazz, Funk, Soul, Latin Jazz, Rock, and Blues. Singing professionally since the age of 18, Margaret has been performing in every possible venue and situation in Portland, the Pacific Northwest, as well as the national and international stage. Margaret has contributed her talents to local and international acts including: Michael McDonald, Gino Vannelli, The Yellow Jackets, David Pack, Celine Dion, Nu Shooz, Tom Grant, Gary Ogan, Patrick Lamb, Cool’R, Bobby Torres, Curtis Salgado and many  more. Check her out under these links: (Nu-Shooz, Curtis SalgadoLinn-Take a Little Time For Love, Linn-JoyBobby Torres Ensemble, Soul-Vaccination). Her vocal arrangements with Curtis has played a part in his winning of multiple Blues awards from at least two albums. She co-wrote Funk P-Town, a salute recounting the many musicians that have contributed to the Portland-Funk-Sound (released in 2016).

Tyler Conti, Singer

Tyler Conti, Singer

About Tyler Conti: Tyler: A Portland native, Tyler is a singer, songwriter and musician who has performed across the globe. He was a guest of honor at the 2014 White Night Festival in St. Petersburg Russia and sang his song The Blood.  Singing in front of thousands or to startled pedestrians in the street, Tyler is equally comfortable on a piano bench or behind a guitar. Check him out under these links: I Will Always Love You (yeah, that’s Tyler singing all the parts), Lego House (an original), Kissing a Fool (a George Michael tune), How Does It Feel (a D’Angelo tune). His CD’s include: No More Room  and Dreaming. He has his sights on returning to L.A., so if you want to see him before he leaves, check him out live with the Bobby Torres Ensemble at the Jack London Revue!

 

 

Bobby Torres, Band Leader

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.

Oct
19
Thu
Bobby Torres Trio @ Trio Club
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bobby Torres Trio @ Trio Club | Portland | Oregon | United States

Pa’Puerto Rico-Mexico: Noche d’ Galeria Charity Event Auction

Bobby Torres Trio, featuring Dan Gaynor on Piano and Dashel Ruiz Perez on guitar, will perform along with other musicians and DJ’s at “A Night of Art” – a charity auction to aid grass roots rescue and recovery efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico. This special event is being held at the Trio Club 909 E. Burnside Street, Portland OR 97214. Doors 6:30 pm. Event from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Latinos Unidos PDX and Milenio.org invite you to help us kick-off a series of events that pay tribute to the disaster-stricken lands that have inspired and shape the talent we bring to the Northwest. This first event, “A Night of Art”; will provide you an opportunity to bid for some of best performers, artists and special event services in town. We will introduce you to the communities we are aiming to support in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Our Mission
Mobilize Portland Oregon’s Latino performing and visual artist community to raise funds to aid grassroots efforts at the local level in the Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Our Approach
Event and community organizers from the Portland metro area have united to form a fund-raising and fund-distribution strategy that is built on “la conciencia de la comunidad”; trust through community conscientiousness. During the early stages of organizing there was unanimous agreement that funds would need to reach more isolated communities that have been severely impacted but have received less attention and assistance. Rather than direct funds to larger disaster aid organizations, we decided to build upon the existing network of trust present in our local community to identify allies currently working on the ground to help their communities. 100% will be donated to help those in need.

Please RSVP here
https://www.facebook.com/events/1994405467239479?%3Fti=ia&__mref=mb

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