Torres’ lengthy credits include performing with such artists as Michael McDonald, Al DiMeola, Spyro Gyra and the The Miracles; recording his own album of percussive rhythms and captivating, melodic tapestries (Primero); and dates at Las Vegas hotel-casinos and popular venues throughout the Southwest.
Some of this versatile and accomplished guitarist’s latest efforts have resulted in a tribute to one of his guitar heroes - the legendary Santana. Torres’ new show, Evil Waze, captures the maestro’s magic and his own interpretations plumb the depths of the music’s very soul. It channels memories of Santana’s live performances with such classics as Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, Europa and much more.
Two years ago, Arizona State University bestowed on Torres the high honors of performing with the ASU marching band at half time during a regular season game. As the 70,000 cheering fans gazed upon him in awe at the uncanny resemblance to the Rock and Roll hall of famer, some actually believed it truly was Santana wailing on the guitar. He did such an amazing job that the ASU music department has asked him to perform once again for an upcoming game.
Today, back by popular demand, KOKOMO reunites after a 5-year hiatus. Better than ever, Mike and Roger are once again taking the local Phoenix scene by storm with their eclectic mix of Pop, Rock, R&B and Latin.