Flutist Néstor Torres is best known for his 14 solo recordings that range from jazz to Latin to popular genres. His Grammy nominations – and one award – are for Latin jazz, and his collaborations have been mainly with jazz and Latin artists. Yet his training was at the Mannes School of Music and the New England Conservatory as well as at the Berklee College of Music, and he has also appeared in performance with several symphony orchestras.
Overall, he states his purpose as “. . . transcending his role as a jazz flautist to that of an agent of change through crossover multi-media productions, compositions and performances.”
Now Torres has produced an album, Del Caribé Soy, that falls squarely into the classical category, although it could only have been produced by an artist with a dual jazz/classical — perhaps a triple, jazz/classical/Latin — background.
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