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Pablo Batista's Latin Jazz Ensemble + Special Guest Nestor Torres Will Stream Live Concert June 26

Updated: Mar 24

The show was recorded live last year at the SteelStacks

(Bethlehem, PA) - Pablo Batista’s Latin Jazz Ensemble with special guest Nestor Torres will be streaming a special concert event on Friday, June 26. The show, recorded live last summer, will air at 7:30pm EST HERE. It is part of the free streaming Levitt In Your Living Room Concert Series, which features previously recorded live concerts from the Levitt Pavilion at Steel Stacks.


Last summer, renowned percussionist and Bethlehem native Pablo Batista and his Latin Jazz Ensemble teamed up with GRAMMY® Award-winning flautist Nestor Torres for an unforgettable concert event. The two giants of their genres, Batista and Torres proved to be a dynamic duo. Now, fans everywhere will be able to relive the show from the comfort of their homes.

Pablo Batista , left, and Nestor Torres, right, performing at Steel Stacks in 2019 [Matt Bishop Photo]Pablo Batista , left, and Nestor Torres, right, performing at Steel Stacks in 2019 [Matt Bishop Photo]Pablo Batista , left, and Nestor Torres, right, performing at Steel Stacks in 2019 [Matt Bishop Photo]

The son of Puerto Rican immigrants, Pablo Batista grew up in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. He began studying Latin percussion when he was 9 years old. Starting with hand drums under the tutelage of master percussionist Miguel Candia, he went on to absorb popular Afro-Caribbean music styles, and developed a special interest in salsa.


His education-oriented upbringing brought him to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a pre-law student in 1981. There, he recorded a demo of folkloric percussion music, which came to the attention of Grover Washington Jr. At that time, Grover Washington Jr was serving as producer for R&B star Jean Carne, and he invited Pablo into the studio to work professionally as a percussionist for the first time. The record, “Closer Than Close,” became a huge success.


Throughout his career, Pablo has performed with the likes of Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Franklin, Jill Scott, Teddy Pendergrass, and many more.


PRESS PHOTOS: Pablo Batista + Nester Torres Performing Live


CONTACT: Matt Bishop renegade.prfirm@gmail.com 610-653-2627



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