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1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011

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Racial Legacies and Learning

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Enjoy an evening of Latin jazz and world music with Latin Grammy winner, flutist and composer Nestor Torres. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Torres moved to New York City, where he  pursued Classical flute studies at Mannes School of Music, Jazz at Berklee College of Music and Classical and Jazz at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. His rhythmic and mellifluous sound evolution remains in a class by itself with four Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award. In addition to 18 solo recordings, Torres’ over the years had showcased his remarkable versatility and artistry through collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Paquito d’Rivera, Herbie Hancock, Arturo Sandoval and Tito Puente; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras among many others.

2017 brought two diverse album releases for Torres; the Latin Grammy nominated - “Jazz Flute Traditions”, a spectacular tribute to his jazz flute mentors  and influences, and “del Caribe, soy!”, a collection of classical compositions by Latin American composers, including the great Puerto Rican icon Rafael  Hernandez, alongside contemporary works written for Torres by Tania Leon and Miguel del Aguila. This relentless exploration of musical possibilities without boundaries led to a recent concerto commission by Mariano Morales for a world  premiere with Torres and The Lynn Philharmonic. In May 2021 Torres recorded his much-awaited second classical album. In January 2022 Torres released his most recent smooth jazz single, “Thank You Willie” and on October 11, 2022 he released his latest album in collaboration with acclaimed producer, arranger, and pianist Corey Allen.The album is dedicated to the  beautiful people, culture and music of the Dominican Republic and is aptly titled: “Dominican Suite.” He is currently working on a new Jazz album to be released in  2023. |