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 Astoria Salsa Company / Salsa (1)
 Astoria Salsa Company / Salsa (1)

Fri, Mar 22


Terraza 7

Astoria Salsa Company / Salsa (1)

Astoria Salsa Company, directed by the acclaimed Samuel Torres, infuses traditional salsa with innovative harmonies, captivating salsa fans with their vibrant and high-energy performances.

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Time & Location

Mar 22, 2024, 11:45 PM – Mar 23, 2024, 1:15 AM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

Samuel Torres & Astoria Salsa Company / Salsa

Presented by Terraza 7

Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2024

Time: 10:45 PM


$20 Cover Charge for Mezzanine Seating


  • Maria Raquel / Vocals
  • Baden Goyo / Piano
  • Ruben Rodriguez / Bass
  • Pablo Bencid / Drums
  • Noah Bless and Mark Miller / Trombones
  • Samuel Torres / Congas; arranger and composer

About Astoria Salsa Company:

Astoria Salsa Company, led by Samuel Torres, is a dynamic musical project that blends traditional salsa rhythms with contemporary jazz influences. As a celebrated percussionist and composer, Torres offers a fresh take on salsa music, infusing it with intricate jazz harmonies and vibrant improvisations. The band is known for its high energy and fusion of diverse musical styles, mirroring Torres's deep understanding of salsa and jazz. Astoria Salsa Company highlights the rich cultural tapestry of Latin music, creating an engaging experience for salsa enthusiasts and jazz aficionados alike.

About Samuel Torres:

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and now based in Brooklyn, NY, Samuel Torres is a Latin Grammy Award-winning percussionist and composer celebrated for his work at the crossroads of Afro-Latin rhythms, Latin jazz, and contemporary classical music. Lauded as “intelligent, sophisticated and explosive” by JazzTimes Magazine, Torres has collaborated with a 'who's who' of the jazz, Latin pop, and classical worlds. His collaborations include Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, and Shakira, among others. He has been featured as a composer and soloist with prominent orchestras worldwide.

In 2019, Torres won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Record with his album 'Regreso,' a concerto for congas and symphony orchestra. He is a recipient of the New Jazz Works Grant by Chamber Music America and a laureate of the Thelonious Monk Jazz Hand Percussion Competition. In 2023, Torres earned his master’s degree in classical composition from the Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Nicolas Flagello Award for his exceptional achievements as a composer.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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