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Nestor Torres

Nestor Torres - flute, composer, recording artist, bandleader Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Latin jazz flutist Nestor Torres took an early interest in music, following the lead of his father, who played the piano and vibes. Torres started playing the drums at age 5 but became interested in the flute which he started studying at age 12 at The Free Music School. Torres later claimed that after hearing the famous American jazz flautist Hubert Laws, “...he changed my Life forever”. Torres went to major in music education at the Inter-American University in nearby San German then moved to New York City with his family when he was 18 years old


Article: Profile

Camilo Valencia: One Heart At A Time - A Remembrance (1959-2003)

Read "Camilo Valencia: One Heart At A Time - A Remembrance (1959-2003)" reviewed by Dr. Alex Sino

Camilo Valencia, a soul brimming with boundless passion, sadly died on September 6, 2023 after undergoing a third heart transplant. He thus carried the weight of four hearts throughout his journey, each pulsating with an ardent desire to share his musical gifts with the world. During his career, Camilo Valencia racked up credits working ...


Payin’ My Dues

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023


Article: Play This!

Jay Lawrence and The Platinum Jazz Orchestra: Payin' My Dues

Read "Jay Lawrence and The Platinum Jazz Orchestra: Payin' My Dues" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran drummer Jay Lawrence leads a powerful big band comprised of jazz luminaries such as Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Bob Sheppard, Nestor Torres, and Ed Calle among others on a big band romp of primarily original compositions. One of them, “Don't Blame Me," showcases the vocals of award-winning blues and gospel singer Dee Daniels accompanied by ...

Results for pages tagged "Nestor Torres"...


Camilo Valencia


Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, EMMY and GRAMMY winner, Camilo Valencia has worked with an impressive list of artists in popular music including Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jose Feliciano, Wyclef Jean, Natalia Jimenez, David Byrne, Franco De Vita, Luis Enrique, Raul Di Blasio, Menudo, Nestor Torres, and many others. He was the Musical Director for such television programs as “La Voz Kids”, “A Oscuras Pero Encendidos”, “Viva El Sueno” and others.


Thank You, Willie

Label: CM2
Released: 2022
Track listing: Thank You, Willie


Article: Album Review

Carlos Averhoff, Jr.: Together

Read "Together" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Perhaps his best recording to date, Cuban-born tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff, Jr. presents the sparkling Together, a Latin jazz album capturing a range of Afro-Cuban rhythms from wild gyrating beats to emotional moments and including contemporary jazz elements emerging on such standards as Sam Rivers “Beatrice" and Charlie Parker's “Donna Lee." This is no ordinary album ...


Song of the Day

Thank You, Willie

Label: CM2
Released: 2022
Duration: 4:14


Plays Jobim Vol. 2

Label: Alfi Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Dindi; Summer Samba; A Felicidade; So Danco Samba; Caminhos Cruzados; How Insensitive; Triste; The Girl from Ipanema; Once I Loved; Favela; Meditation.


Just Chillin

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Let's Do It; Gliding; Reflection; Miami; Just Chillin; I Found You; Summer; Soul Gumbo; Eleanor Rigby; Star Gazing; Simple Samba; Nice and Easy; On Ramp.


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