Alex Torres’ Salsa Sound Sizzles on Silver Screen

If you’re headed to the movies this holiday season, keep an ear out for Nippertown’s favorite Latin big band.

That’s right – you’ll be hearing the percolating, seductive salsa sounds of Amsterdam’s own Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra in two – that’s right, two – Hollywood movies this holiday season.

The Walt Disney family comedy film “Old Dogs” – featuring such big-name stars as John Travolta, Robin Williams and Bernie Mac – opens in theaters nationwide on Wednesday (November 25), and the movie includes the song “Con Mi Ritmo,” originally found on the 12-piece Orchestra’s 2002 album, “Punto de Vista” on WEPA Records.

Meanwhile, actor-writer Kevin Heffernan – aka Broken Lizard (“Super Troopers,” “Beerfest”) – directs the comedy “The Slammin’ Salmon,” starring Michael Clarke Duncan (of “The Green Mile”). The film is slated for release on Friday, December 11. The movie will feature the song “La Ropa Esta En El Baul” from the Orchestra’s latest release, “25 to Life” on WEPA Rcords.

While all of that big time Hollywood buzz might seem like a lot of action for a Latin band from the Capital Region, the Orchestra certainly isn’t resting on its laurels. Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra are currently busy in the studio recording their next album, “Anejo,” which is slated for release in March.

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