Classical music review

Claude Bolling, Nester Torres show jazz skills at opener of Miami World Music Festival

Flutist Nestor Torres
Flutist Nestor Torres

South Florida Classical Review

The Miami World Music Festival opened Thursday night with a program of works by jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling at Florida International University’s Wertheim Auditorium.

Bolling’s jazz-classical fusion scores are rarely played in South Florida. The program offered first-rate performances of three of his pieces. Yet despite the participation of popular Miami flutist Nestor Torres, the audience was disappointingly small.

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