"Regreso" Crowfunding Campaing Regreso is a unique encounter between congas and an orchestra, where new symphonic trends and popular Afro-American roots get blended. Your backing will make this recording see the light of day.
Rarely can a musician be recognized as one of the greatest conga players in the Latin jazz scene as well as an important orchestra and chamber music composer. Samuel Torres, two-time recipient of the Chamber Music America scholarship, lives in New York City, has played with the best Latin jazz musicians from all around the globe, has performed his own works all over the planet and has acted as soloist and composer with symphony orchestras of international prominence.
Despite lacking any public or private funding, Nueva Filarmonía has become the flagship of symphonic music in Colombia, thanks to its workmanship and the proficiency of its musicians. For the last five years, the orchestra has been continuously present at the best venues in Bogota, has won the 2017 edition of the “Ópera al Parque" contest and has had its production of the opera Florencia en el Amazonas characterized by Opera Wire as “the most striking production of 2018."
Ricardo Jaramillo, manager of this project and Nueva Filarmonía founder, has conducted at some of the best theaters in three different continents; Carnegie Hall in New York, La Philarmonie in Berlin and the Wuhan Concert Hall. Besides performing traditional and contemporary repertoires, he has been able to dig into one of his main interests: the interpretation of new Colombian and Latin American music. He was nominated for the Latin Grammy in the Best Latin Jazz Album category, as the conductor of the Carrera Quinta Big Band.