Puerto Rican born, Nestor Torres and New Yor-Rican born Bobby Rodriguez will be joining their Musical talents at special concert at the 20th Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon on Friday, September 10th at the Signature Grand.
Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recordings as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D’ Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras among many others, are testament to the remarkable journey of an Artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents.
Nestor’s music has always been about that: a Crossover fusion of Latin, Classical, Jazz and Pop sounds. Rich and engaging, complex and exuberant, profound yet accessible.
Bobby Rodriguez, one of south Florida’s treasured musicians, vocalist and band leader has been directing his 19 piece orchestra for 40 years and has been featured throughout some of Florida’ most prestigious venues. His talent includes the music of the big band era, jazz, latin and pop. Recently, Bobby and Nestor performed at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to a sell-out audience.
In addition to his musical talents, Bobby is a National Award winning Festival and Events Producer & Director. His signature event is the Florida Renaissance Festival which has had a major Cultural, Educational and Economic impact on our South Florida Community.
“We are honored to have our two friends back performing together as they did throughout the years at our Viva Broward! Hispanic Heritage Festival, “said Elaine Vasquez, producer. “Bobby and Nestor are like family to us and now we can share them both at a special luncheon concert with all our guests.
Founded in 2001 by the late Erwin M. Vasquez, M.D. a Venezuelan-born cardiologist, philanthropist and publisher of the pioneer Spanish newspaper, El Heraldo de Broward, the goal was to help to empower Latinas and to recognize the influence they have in the South Florida community. Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen these powerful women’s share of the nation’s population grow and that is expected to increase to 25.7% by the year 2050! As this recognition grows, we see how our former honorees have encouraged many others to follow their dreams of success.
This year, we are proud to announce our charity, HANDY, an award-winning 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Founded in 1985, HANDY has met the needs of more than 50,000 Broward County children in foster and relative/nonrelative care associated with the child dependency system HANDY’s mission is to achieve positive, lasting change for youth by providing life skills, education, and a supportive community.
Guests will receive a complimentary “motito” from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, enjoy a business expo, raffles and silent auction, a fantastic lunch and a live performance of Nestor Torres with the Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra. Former honorees will parade on the 120 foot runway and present the 2021 Honorees.