Bobby Torres Ensemble is at the 1905
Two Shows - 7:00p and 9:00p
- Noah Simpson, Trumpet
- Dan Gaynor, Piano
- Tom Kay, Bass
- Israel Annoh, Drums
- Bobby Torres, Congas
Bobby Torres is a band leader, musician, record producer, songwriter, and session musician with a 40-year professional history that spans the globe. Originally from New York City, Bobby developed his reputation while performing with Joe Cocker and The Grease Band at Woodstock, touring with Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and performing and/or touring or recording with countless other music stars such as Al Jarreau, Jackson Browne, Beach Boys, the Captain & Tennille, and Etta James – to name a few. He also performed and toured the globe for 10 years with Tom Jones. He has an extensive discography. A versatile musician, Bobby was nominated for Outstanding Percussionist (a Muddy Waters award); featured on Oregon Art Beat; inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame; received Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Hero award; appeared in a photo in Time Magazine; selected to perform in an All-Star Tribute honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and performed with the remaining members of Mad Dogs AND the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the 2015 Lockin Festival in Virginia before a crowd of 25,000. He has been a respected advocate, speaker, instructor and keeper of Latin rhythms on the Portland music scene. "Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is a documentary telling the story of Joe Cocker's historic "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour through the lens of the Tedeschi Trucks Band's reunion of the Mad Dogs. This film will be released internationally during the last week of October. Bobby is featured in the film.
Every day of the week in the evenings, and often multiple times per day on weekends, The 1905 plays host to the exquisite jazz community that Portland has to offer. In addition to keeping a finger on the pulse of the local scene, The 1905 has hosted internationally recognized musicians such as 5 time Grammy award-winner Antonio Sanchez, and Jazz greats like Ralph Peterson Jr.