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Omar Torrez Concert

Omar Torrez Concert at "Westside Women's Club".

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Omar Torrez Concert
Omar Torrez Concert

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Los Angeles, 12217 Santa Monica Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA

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About the event

Omar Torrez’s lysergic Latin guitar fluttered like a Bossa Nova hummingbird, a neon Andres Segovia, runs punctuated with Bill Frissel sustains and Hendrix air-raid siren chords.” ~ Flagstaff Live

Omar Torrez’s musical recipe is equal parts post-modern rock, Mexican and Cuban Son, gutbucket blues, spiced with stunning guitar wizardry and soulful songwriting.

He is best known as Tom Waits’ guitarist on the Glitter & Doom world tour.

His  record, A Night of Serious Drinking, was produced by Tony Berg (Michael Penn, Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Pink, Public Image Ltd.). The single “Marina” won 3rd place in the Latin category of the International Songwriting Competition in 2012.

He most recently began collaborating with legendary Russian songwriter/singer Boris Grebenshikov, touring in Montenegro, Israel and Spain. Grebenschikov wrote, He Судьба,

a song to feature Omar’s solo guitar work on the 2020 record Sign Of Fire.

The Mexican-American artist first gained notoriety as a finalist at the Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition at the Bumbershoot Festival, using a borrowed guitar.

Since then, Torrez has won fans worldwide through international festivals and humanitarian work. In addition to Tom Waits and Boris Grebenshchikov, he has shared the stage with Buena Vista Social Club, Jethro Tull, Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Kinky, Sidestepper, Pancho Sanchez, Mumiy Troll, Francisco Aguabella and many more.

Omar Torrez youtube links

Marina solo version video:

https://youtu.be/_GdwV6Nox-8?si=daBa2TQfeUqDvrXj

Flamenco style. Omar’s adaptation from the Crossroads film:

https://youtu.be/PQTwxmKaIXQ

Before We’re Dead:

https://youtu.be/J_6Zc49LzuU

Serious Drinking (official video)

https://youtu.be/_paRYChSFeI

La Llorona (live from Grand Performances)

https://youtu.be/Zs4L2oN-fnE

Our building, where the Westside Women’s Club resides, is across from Smart and Final in Palm Plaza. Often times, google maps may take you to the building next to us by mistake instead of to us, so make sure to look for Palm Plaza!

12217 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, #203, ProKnowledge

Tickets

  • Omar Torrez

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee

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$0.00

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