Ed Torres, from New York City, is a self-taught percussionist. He listened to his idols Gene Krupa and Zutty Singleton from the outside of jazz clubs before he was old enough to go inside! It wasn’t long before his hot drumming skills rivaled those of his mentors. Eddie joined The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in 1984 after a seven-year, free-lance career in Dallas and left in early 2000. Eddie appears on all Riverwalk Jazz broadcasts and recordings during this time.
In his off hours, Eddie enjoys rooting for his favorite football team (who else?—the Giants!) and playing tennis.