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Fabio Torres 
 
Fabio Torres started his music studies at the age of 5. After
graduating in Classical Piano at the Conservatory in 1990, he
entered the Composition Course at USP – Escola de Comunicação
e Artes. At this stage, parallel to the study of classical
music, the musician taught piano, played in dance bands and
nightclubs, where he had the chance to practice popular
music.
In 1992, by the age of 22, he joined the Mistura e Manda Band
where he would record his first album. Next year he won the
Sol Nascente Project – an Editora Abril Award aimed towards
revealing talents at USP – in the Popular Music category.
From then on, he started playing and recording with several
MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) artists such as Dominguinhos,
Oswaldinho do Acordeom, Vânia Bastos, Eduardo Gudin and
Heraldo do Monte, among others. In 1996 he played abroad for
the first time, accompanying the singer Célia on a show at
Principality of Monaco.
In 1998, feeling the need to fulfill his own artistic
projects, Fábio started a new duet with the flutist Rodrigo Y
Castro with whom reached the final of the I Visa Instrumental
Music Award beside Hamilton de Holanda, André Mehmari and
Nelson Veras. In that same year he participated of the
Chorando Alto Project, with Hamilton de Holanda, one of the
most lauded shows of the festival that reunited names like
Egberto Gismonti and Herbie Man.
Still in 1998, Fabio started a long lasting partnership with
the singer Rosa Passos which has resulted in numerous tours
throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia as much as many
discs recorded, as well as shows at some of the world’s
biggest jazz festivals such as Umbria Jazz and Vitoria-
Gasteiz. In the last CD released by the singer, Romance
(Telarc, 2008), Fabio signs most of the arrangements and
plays on every song. This work earned the pianist praise from
national and international critics. Parallel to the work with
Rosa, he also played in shows and recordings with Ivan Lins,
Toninho Horta, João Donato, Roberto Menescal, Leila Pinheiro,
Joyce, Fátima Guedes, Zizi Possi, Leny Andrade, among others.
In 2000, he started another partnership with the
instrumentalist and composer Chico Pinheiro. In addition to
concerts in Brazil, Fabio played on four of the guitarist's
CDs, the last of which included appearances by singer Dianne
Reeves and saxophonist Bob Mintzer.
In 2001, he formed, alongside Edu Ribeiro and Paulo Paulelli,
one of the most recognized Brazilian jazz groups of today,
the Trio Corrente.
In 2005 they released their first CD, Corrente, which
production was made by Guennoshin Yassui, a Japanese from
Tokio who, on seeing them playing one night in São Paulo,
immediately proposed to them the recording.
In 2008, he released other CD in trio alongside Celso de
Almeida (drums) and Paulo Paulelli (bass). With this work
they performed at Buenos Aires Jazz Festival and at
Barquisimeto Jazz Festival in Venezuela besides countless
shows in Brazil. By this same year Fabio participated in the
recording of the German trumpeter Till Brönner’s CD “Rio”
(Echo Awards Winner), a project that had the participation of
Milton Nascimento, Vanessa da Mata, Annie Lennox, Sérgio
Mendes and Luciana Souza, among others, and that was produced
by the Grammy Awards Winner, Larry Klein. Still in 2008,
Fabio traveled to japan with Fabiana Cozza and Marcel Powell
in order to participate of the “Baden Powell Tribute”
conducted by the Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe.
In 2009, Fabio released his authorial work, Pra Esquecer das
Coisas Úteis, an album that had the participation of Luciana
Alves, Tatiana Parra, Fabiana Cozza, Renato Bras, Chico
Pinheiro and Vinicius Dorin among other excellent musicians.
The work received great criticism in the press and revealed
the song side of the pianist.
Still in 2009 he performed many special concerts named Trio
Corrente Convida, with the participation of Anthony Wilson
(guitarist of the American singer and pianist Diana Krall),
Joyce, Leny Andrade and Leila Pinheiro .
On the next year, he traveled with Trio Corrente to
Copenhagem, Amsterdan, Madrid, Tenerife, Dublin and
Scopje(Macedonia). In the same year he participated at Sala
São Paulo of Chico Pinheiro’s concert along with Edu Lobo and
Cesar Camargo Mariano.
In 2011 Trio Corrente released their new CD, Volume 2, and
then took part in the Tucca International Concert Series at
Sala São Paulo with the American singer Stacey Kent. Trio
Corrente also traveled to Spain with the saxophonist Paquito
D’Rivera and played in festivals across Brazil with the
guitarist Mike Stern. On the same year Fabio participated of
the recording of the live DVD “O Universo Musical de Raul de
Souza”.
In 2012 Trio Corrente once again took part in the Tucca
International Concert Series at Sala São Paulo with Paquito
D’Rivera and the New York Voices. Along with Paquito, Trio
recorded the album ‘Song for Maura’ and together they
traveled to Chile, Nicaragua, Spain, German, Ireland and
Scotland. In the same year, performed concerts at Sesc
Pompéia (São Paulo) with the U.S. resident singer Luciana
Souza.
In 2013, Fabio returned to Japan for the release of Sadao
Watanabe’s album “Outra Vez”, recorded by the end of 2012. He
also traveled with Trio Corrente and Paquito D’Rivera to
Colombia and Ecuador. Fabio produced the show Música Perto de
Mim, an original project for children which included the
participation of Toninho Ferraguti, Alexandre Ribeiro and
Zeli among other excellent musicians.
In 2014 Trio Corrente won the Grammy Awards and the Latin
Grammy in the category “Best Latin Jazz album” with the CD
Song for Maura, recorded in a partnership with Paquito
D’Rivera. Fabio participated of the Tucca International
Concert Series at Sala São Paulo with Trio Corrente, Lenine,
Mônica Salmaso and Zélia Duncan. Also played in the Caixa
Cultural Concerts with Raul de Souza and Ron Carter, and, on
the trombonist's 80th birthday attended the show realized at
SESC Vila Mariana in São Paulo with Richard Bona and Mauricio
Einhorn. He performed Piano Solo concerts at the
Conservatory of Recife. He has also participated with Trio
Corrente of the Jazz+ Series of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
at Ibirapuera Auditorium in São Paulo. Fabio played with Trio
Corrente and Paquito D’Rivera in tours across Brazil, Japan,
South Korea and United States.
In 2015 Fabio played with Trio Corrente in Uruguay and in
Brazil. He performed at the Piano Solo concerts in SESC
Arsenal in Cuiabá City, in SESC Curitiba in Curitiba City,
and at Virada Cultural in São Paulo City. He accompanied the
singer Rosa Passos in a tour around Finland and Denmark and
performed in a piano duo with Nelson Ayres in Porto Alegre
Jazz Festival also in the series Astra-Finamax Concerts in
the city of Jundiaí – SP. He also took part in Tucca
International Concerts Series at Sala São Paulo with Trio
Corrente and the singer Sachal Vasandan and the French singer
Cyrille Aimée.
In 2026 Fabio released the new Trio Corrente CD named Trio
Corrente, Vol 3. He also played with the singer Dianne
Reeves and the guitar player Romero Lunambo at Virada
Cultural in São Paulo City. With Trio Corrente he
participated of the Garahamstown Jazz Festival in South
Africa and of the series Jazz Signatures alongside with the
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra at Sala São Paulo.
Still in 2016, Fabio released Brazilian Rhythmic Applied to
Piano his own online method, which has received praise from
several Brazilian pianists. He also traveled in a tour around
South Korea accompanying the Jazz singer Youn Sun Na.
On April, 2017, Fabio released his new athoral CDD “De Cara
pro Sol” in a show at Sesc Pompeia in São Paulo City.

Fabio Torres
Fabio Torres started his music studies at the age of 5. After
graduating in Classical Piano at the Conservatory in 1990, he
entered the Composition Course at USP – Escola de Comunicação
e Artes. At this stage, parallel to the study of classical
music, the musician taught piano, played in dance bands and
nightclubs, where he had the chance to practice popular
music.
In 1992, by the age of 22, he joined the Mistura e Manda Band
where he would record his first album. Next year he won the
Sol Nascente Project – an Editora Abril Award aimed towards
revealing talents at USP – in the Popular Music category.
From then on, he started playing and recording with several
MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) artists such as Dominguinhos,
Oswaldinho do Acordeom, Vânia Bastos, Eduardo Gudin and
Heraldo do Monte, among others. In 1996 he played abroad for
the first time, accompanying the singer Célia on a show at
Principality of Monaco.
In 1998, feeling the need to fulfill his own artistic
projects, Fábio started a new duet with the flutist Rodrigo Y
Castro with whom reached the final of the I Visa Instrumental
Music Award beside Hamilton de Holanda, André Mehmari and
Nelson Veras. In that same year he participated of the
Chorando Alto Project, with Hamilton de Holanda, one of the
most lauded shows of the festival that reunited names like
Egberto Gismonti and Herbie Man.
Still in 1998, Fabio started a long lasting partnership with
the singer Rosa Passos which has resulted in numerous tours
throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia as much as many
discs recorded, as well as shows at some of the world’s
biggest jazz festivals such as Umbria Jazz and Vitoria-
Gasteiz. In the last CD released by the singer, Romance
(Telarc, 2008), Fabio signs most of the arrangements and
plays on every song. This work earned the pianist praise from
national and international critics. Parallel to the work with
Rosa, he also played in shows and recordings with Ivan Lins,
Toninho Horta, João Donato, Roberto Menescal, Leila Pinheiro,
Joyce, Fátima Guedes, Zizi Possi, Leny Andrade, among others.
In 2000, he started another partnership with the
instrumentalist and composer Chico Pinheiro. In addition to
concerts in Brazil, Fabio played on four of the guitarist's
CDs, the last of which included appearances by singer Dianne
Reeves and saxophonist Bob Mintzer.
In 2001, he formed, alongside Edu Ribeiro and Paulo Paulelli,
one of the most recognized Brazilian jazz groups of today,
the Trio Corrente.
In 2005 they released their first CD, Corrente, which
production was made by Guennoshin Yassui, a Japanese from
Tokio who, on seeing them playing one night in São Paulo,
immediately proposed to them the recording.
In 2008, he released other CD in trio alongside Celso de
Almeida (drums) and Paulo Paulelli (bass). With this work
they performed at Buenos Aires Jazz Festival and at
Barquisimeto Jazz Festival in Venezuela besides countless
shows in Brazil. By this same year Fabio participated in the
recording of the German trumpeter Till Brönner’s CD “Rio”
(Echo Awards Winner), a project that had the participation of
Milton Nascimento, Vanessa da Mata, Annie Lennox, Sérgio
Mendes and Luciana Souza, among others, and that was produced
by the Grammy Awards Winner, Larry Klein. Still in 2008,
Fabio traveled to japan with Fabiana Cozza and Marcel Powell
in order to participate of the “Baden Powell Tribute”
conducted by the Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe.
In 2009, Fabio released his authorial work, Pra Esquecer das
Coisas Úteis, an album that had the participation of Luciana
Alves, Tatiana Parra, Fabiana Cozza, Renato Bras, Chico
Pinheiro and Vinicius Dorin among other excellent musicians.
The work received great criticism in the press and revealed
the song side of the pianist.
Still in 2009 he performed many special concerts named Trio
Corrente Convida, with the participation of Anthony Wilson
(guitarist of the American singer and pianist Diana Krall),
Joyce, Leny Andrade and Leila Pinheiro .
On the next year, he traveled with Trio Corrente to
Copenhagem, Amsterdan, Madrid, Tenerife, Dublin and
Scopje(Macedonia). In the same year he participated at Sala
São Paulo of Chico Pinheiro’s concert along with Edu Lobo and
Cesar Camargo Mariano.
In 2011 Trio Corrente released their new CD, Volume 2, and
then took part in the Tucca International Concert Series at
Sala São Paulo with the American singer Stacey Kent. Trio
Corrente also traveled to Spain with the saxophonist Paquito
D’Rivera and played in festivals across Brazil with the
guitarist Mike Stern. On the same year Fabio participated of
the recording of the live DVD “O Universo Musical de Raul de
Souza”.
In 2012 Trio Corrente once again took part in the Tucca
International Concert Series at Sala São Paulo with Paquito
D’Rivera and the New York Voices. Along with Paquito, Trio
recorded the album ‘Song for Maura’ and together they
traveled to Chile, Nicaragua, Spain, German, Ireland and
Scotland. In the same year, performed concerts at Sesc
Pompéia (São Paulo) with the U.S. resident singer Luciana
Souza.
In 2013, Fabio returned to Japan for the release of Sadao
Watanabe’s album “Outra Vez”, recorded by the end of 2012. He
also traveled with Trio Corrente and Paquito D’Rivera to
Colombia and Ecuador. Fabio produced the show Música Perto de
Mim, an original project for children which included the
participation of Toninho Ferraguti, Alexandre Ribeiro and
Zeli among other excellent musicians.
In 2014 Trio Corrente won the Grammy Awards and the Latin
Grammy in the category “Best Latin Jazz album” with the CD
Song for Maura, recorded in a partnership with Paquito
D’Rivera. Fabio participated of the Tucca International
Concert Series at Sala São Paulo with Trio Corrente, Lenine,
Mônica Salmaso and Zélia Duncan. Also played in the Caixa
Cultural Concerts with Raul de Souza and Ron Carter, and, on
the trombonist's 80th birthday attended the show realized at
SESC Vila Mariana in São Paulo with Richard Bona and Mauricio
Einhorn. He performed Piano Solo concerts at the
Conservatory of Recife. He has also participated with Trio
Corrente of the Jazz+ Series of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
at Ibirapuera Auditorium in São Paulo. Fabio played with Trio
Corrente and Paquito D’Rivera in tours across Brazil, Japan,
South Korea and United States.
In 2015 Fabio played with Trio Corrente in Uruguay and in
Brazil. He performed at the Piano Solo concerts in SESC
Arsenal in Cuiabá City, in SESC Curitiba in Curitiba City,
and at Virada Cultural in São Paulo City. He accompanied the
singer Rosa Passos in a tour around Finland and Denmark and
performed in a piano duo with Nelson Ayres in Porto Alegre
Jazz Festival also in the series Astra-Finamax Concerts in
the city of Jundiaí – SP. He also took part in Tucca
International Concerts Series at Sala São Paulo with Trio
Corrente and the singer Sachal Vasandan and the French singer
Cyrille Aimée.
In 2026 Fabio released the new Trio Corrente CD named Trio
Corrente, Vol 3. He also played with the singer Dianne
Reeves and the guitar player Romero Lunambo at Virada
Cultural in São Paulo City. With Trio Corrente he
participated of the Garahamstown Jazz Festival in South
Africa and of the series Jazz Signatures alongside with the
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra at Sala São Paulo.
Still in 2016, Fabio released Brazilian Rhythmic Applied to
Piano his own online method, which has received praise from
several Brazilian pianists. He also traveled in a tour around
South Korea accompanying the Jazz singer Youn Sun Na.
On April, 2017, Fabio released his new athoral CDD “De Cara
pro Sol” in a show at Sesc Pompeia in São Paulo City.
 
   


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