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Samuel Torres Sextet / Latin Jazz (2)
Samuel Torres Sextet / Latin Jazz (2)

Sat, Feb 17


Terraza 7

Samuel Torres Sextet / Latin Jazz (2)

This sextet, led by percussionist and composer Samuel Torres, is a renowned ensemble known for blending Afro-Latin rhythms, Latin jazz, and contemporary classical music. Their explosive performances and collaborations have earned them a Latin Grammy. Don't miss this dynamic musical experience!

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Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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

About the event

Samuel Torres Sextet / Latin Jazz

Presented at Terraza 7.

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm.

Admission: $20 Cover charge for the Mezzanine.


  • Manuel Valera / Piano
  • John Benitez / Bass
  • Jimmy Macbride / Drums
  • Dave Smith / Trumpet
  • Jeremy Powell / Sax
  • Samuel Torres / Congas; direction & compositions

About Samuel Torres:

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and based in Brooklyn, NY, celebrated Latin Grammy Award-winning percussionist and composer Samuel Torres thrives at the intersection of Afro-Latin rhythms, Latin jazz, and contemporary classical music. “…intelligent, sophisticated, and explosive." – JazzTimes Magazine.

Torres has performed, arranged, produced, and recorded with the “who’s who” of the jazz, Latin pop, and classical world, including luminaries such as Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Don Byron, Richard Bona, Arturo Sandoval, Lila Downs, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Angelique Kidjo, Marc Anthony, Rubén Blades, Fonseca, Andrés Cepeda, Thalía, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bridget Kibbey, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Nashville Symphony, as well as his country’s own international superstar, Shakira. He has been featured as a composer and soloist with classical orchestras, including Berlin Symphoniker, City of London Sinfonia, Bogotá Philharmonic, Medellín Philharmonic, Delaware University Orchestra, Berklee Composition Orchestra, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, and the Cali Philharmonic.

Torres won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Record with his album 'Regreso,' a concerto for congas and symphony orchestra in 2019. He is a three-time recipient of the New Jazz Works Grant by Chamber Music America. Torres received 2nd place at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Hand Percussion Competition in 2000. In 2023, he earned his master’s degree in classical composition from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, where he was honored with the Nicolas Flagello Award for his outstanding achievements as a composer.

Samuel Torres Official Website


  • 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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