A musician, teacher, arranger Ivan Torres was born in Salvador, coast of Brazil, Salvador is a strong center of Brazilian musical art and culture. With that, he was surrounded by a community of musicians and his life filled with music. Always with a successful musical career, Ivan Torres has been playing and enchanting audiences wherever he goes. His musical style is unmistakable when he plays. The subtlety, sophistication and richness of details make him one of the most respected musicians in his field. Graduated from Dallas Baptist University in Arts and Sciences and Christ for the Nation in Music and Technical Arts, Ivan has been working with singers and artists in front of huge audiences. He has also been making his mark in the studio, where he has over 100 recorded CDs, participating as a drummer or producer and arranger.
In his career, Ivan had the opportunity to play and record with great artists like Roberto Mendes - Brazilian artist nominated for a Grammy; Aline Barros - three-time Grammy winner; Mike Bogle and John Murphy - Grammy nominees; Kari Jobe - best-selling Christian artist on iTunes; Klaus Kuehn - Christian artist, Itiberê Zwarg, Fabio Pascoal, Fabrício Souza, Andre Santos, Alberto Farah, Vinicius Dorin, Gilson Marcedo, Álvaro Junior, Kito Matos, Claudio Claro, Salsalitro, Russ Hewitt - smooth jazz artist, Bobby Sparks, Rose Nascimento, Michael League, Mina Chang, Justin Loose, Gate Way Church, Whites Chapel Orchestra, WC UMC Band and Dão Anderson, just to name a few. His appearances and performances also include live shows, DVD recordings and TV. In all these forms of media, it has been exposed all over the world.
In 2005 he won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In 2003, he was awarded an Honorable Mention as a Jazz Musician, from the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, where his name is written for his great and influential contribution to the music of that city. Currently, Ivan Torres divides his time between teaching classes at the Pan American School of Bahia, recording, concerts throughout Brazil and Workshops.
Other activities developed
Music Teacher at the Pan American School of Bahia - 2013 -
todayAdvanced Drum Teacher at Dallas Christian College - 2010 -2012
Workshops for Associação Batista Brasileira; Instructor Musician - 1997-2005
Colégio CLM; Instructor Musician 2004
Baptist Church of Amaralina; Instructor Musician - 1999
Seminary of Baptist Theology in Salvador; Music teacher - 1998.
Media, Live Performances and Recordings:
Saravá Jazz Band / Instrumental CD -2017
Paulo Mutti / CD Quietude - 2016
Mestre Bimba / CD Retalhos - 2015
Alvaro Junior / CD On Graça - 2014
Joseph / movie soundtrack - 2014Justin Brooks
Uptown Church single 2011Micah Blalock
Live Recording WC Online TV 2011Mike Bogle
Organ Trio 2011Russ Hewitt
Live DVD 2011Russ Hewitt
Alma Vieja 2011Mina Chang
Holiday Album 2010 Dallas First Baptist Church
Album 2010Russ Hewitt
Christmas Album 2010Eymard Furtado
Neither Here nor There 2009Klaus Kuehn
Glory 2009Klaus Kuehn
Three Nights of Worship, Live DIRECTV 2008Kari Jobe
Three Nights of Worship, Live DIRECTV 2008Marcos Barrientos
Three Nights of Worship, Live DIRECTV 2008Uptown Church
Thirst 2008Alvaro Junior
Oleo Fresco, Live CD 2004Álvaro Junior
Music Prayers 2003