Was member of Cuban Masters.

Juan Pablo Torres, a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, died April 17 in Miami. He was 59. Torres had an inoperable brain tumor and died after several days in a coma.

Considered one of Cuba's premier trombonists, Torres recorded alongside greats such as Bebo Valdés, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval. In all, he made more than a dozen albums, both as a soloist and with other artists.

In 2001, Torres joined the project Cuban Masters, a big band made up of Cachao, Valdés and Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros. Their album "Cuban Masters, Los Originales" was nominated for several Latin Grammy awards.

Torres is survived by his wife and six children.