With his eponymous trio this Spanish pianist made a name for himself. Playing solo he channels his myriad influences, from Argentinian chacarera rhythms, to Mahler-inspired harmonies, into compositions and improvisations that balance each other effortlessly. Xavi Torres was a semi-finalst in the esteemed Thelonious Monk competititon in 2018.
About 12 Points
4 days, 12 bands, 12 cities, 1 stage. This year, the thirteenth edition of the bustling, European 12 Points festival takes over Amsterdam! Presenting 12 young bands, who seek and stretch out the boundaries of jazz music. ‘The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.’ (Irish Times)
Xavi Torres, Tarragona, Spain
Xavi Torres: piano