Born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico into a family of distinguished musicians, Willy Torres has had a thriving musical career since childhood. In his early teens he was singing backup for Menudo, and at age 16 he toured Latin America and Europe with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Orchestra. During this time, Willy worked with Latin musica greats Adalberto Santiago, Ray Baretto, Junior Gonzalez, Ismael Miranda, Nestor Sanchez, and Yomo Toro. At age 17 he became lead singer for Johnny Ray & the Salsa Con Clase Orchestra, as well as the Eddie Montalvo Orchestra. He later toured the world with Victor Manuelle, and became musical director for Rey Ruiz.

A premier artist in the New York Salsa scene, Willy maintains a full schedule recording and touring with international artists such as Carlos Ponce, Rey Ruiz, Ruben Blades, and Johnny Rivera, to name a few. He is also a touring member of the Grammy-nominated Spanish Harlem Orchestra. His first recording project as a soloist is forthcoming.

Edited by dpxamarok on 4 Apr 2009, 23:00

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