Young pianist Xavi Torres is one of the most outstanding and promising musicians coming from Spain. And he's coming to play in Wageningen.
Torres is currently living in Amsterdam, where he finished the Jazz Piano Master degree and the Classical Piano Bachelor degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He leads his own trio that won the Dutch Jazz Competition in 2016 (the most important NL jazz contest).
In March 2015 they won the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award, as well as the best soloist prize in the previous edition of this competition. Also, they have been awarded as the “Best Group of 2015” by the Catalan Jazz musicians association and this year they are selected as Young-Vips. So this spring they will play a series of concerts at the most important venues in Holland.
Torres leads this trio and is accompanied by drummer Joan Terol and bassist Vic Moliner. Terol is a member of the Maarten Hogenhuis Trio and has been playing as a sideman of Ben van Gelder, Joris Roelofs, Reinier
Baas, Jasper Blom, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz and Maria Schneider. Vic Moliner is one of the most active and demanded musicians in the Barcelona musical scene. Either as a bassist, producer or composer.
New album: Unknown Past
The trio has just released its second album, Unknown Past at Berthold Records. Previously, their debut album “Skyline” (2015), had great reviews by critics and audience. The group performs a repertoire that is
mainly based on original compositions by Xavi Torres. This results in a trio with an own personality and a beauiful sound. Don’t miss it when these guys play in Wageningen – or you will be sorry forever.