“Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot, and each can be both. But hot or cool, man, jazz is jazz.”- Louis Armstrong
Eddie Torres - Drums
Eddie hails from "The Big Apple," New York City.
Eddie is self-taught; a truly gifted, natural musician. Eddie idolized legendary jazz drummers, Gene Krupa and Zutty Singleton. As a child, Eddie would frequently sneak out of the house and stand outside the Manhattan jazz clubs where he could hear the music and listen to his idols play - long before he was old enough to be allowed inside!
Eddie has now achieved his own notoriety in the jazz world. Many of the greatest drummers in the business today have stood in awe and marveled at the techniques Eddie effortlessly employs to propel a jazz band to new levels of musical excitement and drive.
Also a long-time member of The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Eddie left the band in late 1999 in order to move back to Dallas and be closer to his family. With his children having grown and left the nest, Eddie returned to San Antonio to resume his position as one of the most in-demand traditional jazz drummers in the Southwest.