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November 20, 2018

 

torchonbio3 Jeff Torchon - Contributor
 

Jeff Torchon is a musician and music educator in the Philadelphia area. He is a graduate of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University and has both his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Piano.

In 2010, Jeff founded a Cuban music ensemble in Philadelphia called Conjunto Philadelphia. Their main mission is to perform music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba, including the Son, Cha-Cha-Chá and Bolero. The group's main aspiration is to pay homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history as well as infuse a new energy and fresh interpretation into the music. Jeff founded the group as a way to recreate the incredible music he heard on the Buena Vista Social Club album and documentary. Jeff has traveled to Cuba numerous times to experience Cuban culture and bring back music to integrate into the ensemble. More information about Conjunto Philadelphia can be found at their website: www.conjuntophilly.com

Presenting: “Exploring Cuban Music"

Exploring Cuban Music explores Cuban music, history, and culture especially musical styles created in pre-revolutionary Cuba such as Cha-Cha-Chá, Son, Bolero, Danzón, and Rumba. And how, Cuban music, continues to be popular and relevant today.