BRAZIL TO THE WORLD
Daniel Latorre, an extraordinaire from São Paulo, is the man of the HAMMOND ORGAN in Brazil. Studied piano and specialized to play jazz, blues and rock on B3, he received lessons from many north-american organ players like Deacon Jones (band leader of John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, he also was Jimmy Smith's student) and Reuben Wilson.
Between jams, shows, workshops, recordings and special appearances, Daniel shared stages with many international artists like Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Andy Summers (The Police, ...Rob Mostert (dutch organ player) and important Brazilian artists/bands like Caetano Veloso, Lobão, Edgar Scandurra, Os Paralamas do Sucesso, Rita Lee (of Os Mustantes), Ed Motta, Jota Quest and many others. He has also performed with guitar player of Sepultura’s band, Andreas Kisser in his solo project (Brazil Rock Stars project 2000-2008). From 1995 to 1997 wrote article and worked as editor assistant for the Keyboard Magazine and Guitar Player Magazine in Brazil trough Editora Trama. From 2004 to 2014, Daniel had your own signature rotary speaker called Latorre MVTA, that he supervised the project, it was a replica of the famous Leslie 122 manufactured by Meteoro amplifier company. In 2009 Daniel Latorre founded a band called Hammond Grooves and played countless shows not only in Brazil, but also in the European countries like Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands and Poland, when in recent years they had three well received tours cross the country.
Hammond Grooves released an album Funktastic and had invited special guests like Ronnie Cubber and John Pizzarelli, among many famous Brazilian artists for live concerts and festivals. Daniel professionally restores vintage Hammond Organs, he has been studying this art for more than 20 years with Mr. Warwick Kerr Jr. famous certified Hammond Co. technician.