Adam Torres Senior Recital


Adam Torres Senior Recital

May 05, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory

2040 Addison Street , Berkeley
This concert is sponsored by JAMBAR

Adam Torres brings an unforgettable evening of music to the CJC for his senior recital, where he will take you on a journey through his original compositions blending elements of jazz and romantic era/classical music. He will showcase a beautiful and unique blend of the genres with compositional influences ranging from Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis, to Remy LeBoeuf and Tivon Pennicott, to Frederic Chopin and Claude Debussy. From the emotive melodies of the romantic era to the rhythmic vitality of jazz and the structural elegance of classical forms, each piece brings a new form of expression to enjoy. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience music that defies boundaries and speaks to the heart.

Band Members

Adam Torres – Alto Saxophone and flute
Mario Ramirez – Tenor saxophone
Joshua Aldana – Guitar
Jonny Kaminek – Bass
Sheldon Alexander – Drums

Artist Bio

Adam Torres is a highly accomplished musician with a diverse background in both classical and jazz music. Raised in Paso Robles, CA, he began his musical journey on the clarinet and later expanded his skills to include the alto saxophone and flute. Throughout his 17 years of study, Adam has immersed himself in various musical styles, ranging from classical to bebop and contemporary jazz. During his high school years, Adam focused on classical music, while in college, he delved into jazz studies. Adam is set to earn a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at the California Jazz Conservatory (CJC) in May 2024. During his time at the CJC, Adam Torres was selected for the prestigious Blue Ensemble that tours the world. Not only has he performed as a saxophonist and flautist with the group, but he has also contributed as a composer. Recently the group recorded an album in Valencia, Spain, set for release in June. In terms of musical style, Adam’s compositions are a fusion of bebop, hard bop, and elements from the classical and romantic eras, resulting in a unique and captivating sound. His influences include jazz legends such as Charlie Parker, Remy LeBoeuf, Kenny Garrett and John Coltrane, among others. Adam has developed a distinct musical voice characterized by deep emotion, brightness, and angularity. Adam’s performance experience spans a variety of venues, from public spaces to concert halls and festivals, including notable events like the Reno Jazz Festival. Looking ahead, he plans to continue his musical journey in Europe, where he aims to pursue a master’s degree, further enriching his musical education and expanding his reach as a musician. Overall, Adam Torres’s musical trajectory exemplifies dedication, talent, and a passion for pushing artistic boundaries, making him a notable figure in the contemporary jazz scene. For more, visit 

Proof of vaccination is no longer required for Covid-19. Masking is optional and masks are available upon request. The California Jazz Conservatory kindly requests that anyone feeling unwell refrain from attending in-person events of any kind.

This concert is sponsored by JAMBAR