2393 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212
Descarga for Monk & Diz is a special program dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie with a flamenco and Latin jazz twist in an exclusive For Portland Only experience. This event features John Santos, Alex Conde, Bobby Torres, Israel Annoh, Al Criado, Dick Titterington, Carmelo Torres.
Alex Conde is a vibrant and visionary jazz and flamenco pianist originally from Spain. Conde has been in the US for the last ten years and began his tenure here after winning a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Descarga for Monk, Conde’s most recent album, was voted “Best of 2015” by DownBeat Magzine and provides a basis for this exclusive For Portland Only program. “Conde is an excellent pianist who would command attention playing anything.” – AllAboutJazz.com.
Bobby Torres is a musician and producer with a 40-year professional history that spans the globe. Bobby and his Ensemble have been part of the Portland Jazz festival for many years. Because of his history, Bobby was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of fame. In April 2016 he was the recipient of the prestigious Jazz Journalist’s Association Jazz Hero Award for his life’s dedication to performing and educating his community about jazz music. The Bobby Torres Ensemble “Latin jazz with enough flavor and spice to satisfy your body and soul’s need for rhythmic harmony.” – Oregonian A&E