Samuel Torres “Alegria”
video performance of "Anga"
Celebrate the release Of Samuel’s “Alegria” with the band at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC. The show is October 29 at Jazz At Lincoln Center.
Listen for music from the album this weekend on Jazz After Hours.
Percussionist Samuel Torres has been in the U.S. for the past 20 years, but he hails from Bogotá, Columbia, and he was “nurtured in this culturally sophisticated metropolis where jazz and classical music share the stage with salsa and an infinite variety of Colombian folkloric idioms,” as accurately told by his biography. Torres has toured the world with an incredible list of artists, including Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Chick Corea, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Don Byron, Richard Bona, Lila Downs, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Angelique Kidjo, Marc Anthony, Rubén Blades, Fonseca, Andrés Cepeda, Thalía, and Shakira, not to mention some of the world’s top symphonic orchestras. He brings his electrifying energy to Dizzy’s Club in an album release celebration for his anticipated Alegria (which, in English, means “Joy”).