Bassist and composer Joan Torres got into music before becoming a teenager. Throughout the years he grew as a musician and developed an interest for Jazz music. He has studied Jazz with a list of great musicians like puerto rican legend Tony Batista (William Cepeda), Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D'Rivera) and Matthew Garrison (son of John Coltrane’s bassist Jimmy Garrison). His ability was recognized by musical institutions like Berklee College of Music who offered him many scholarships to attend their summer programs and the college as a full-time student. He developed his musical skills by studying and performing a wide variety of music including Salsa, Rock, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Classical Choir music and even Brazilian Capoeira music. After years of playing and sharing with other musicians and other projects he decided to start his own with some of the music he had written over the years. It can be said that these tunes synthesize a lot of his musical experiences and influences over the years. That's how the group Joan Torres's All is Fused was born. The group features some of the most sought-after musicians in the local music scene; guitarist Sergio Gonzalez (Fana), pianist David Ojeda (Domino Saints), drummer Fernando Garcia (Yerba Bruja), alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo (Paoli Mejias), and guitarist Gabriel Vicéns (SM Quinteto). They assembled and recorded the first album, titled "Before", on January 10 and 11, 2012 at Playbach Studio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The album was released on May 21, 2012 with the official release show taking place on July 5, 2012 at the local spot known as Il Jazz Club. This show was also the beginning of a small album release tour throughout July. Having acquired a following in the Puerto Rico area, they decided to invest some of their energy on getting their music beyond the island and into the world. During the first half of 2013 Joan Torres has also performed with many well-known local artists like singer-songwriters Fana and Rique Colón. He along with drummer Fernando Garcia offered drum and bass clinics at Stevan Micheo Music. In February, his group performed some of the music from the album "Before" in an Jazz forum for the community of the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory. In March 2013 Joan Torres's All is Fused was nominated in two categories for the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards for their critically-acclaimed debut album "Before". Currently, they're working on their second album and planning a tour through New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2013.