Judy Torres

Judy Torres

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Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and raised in a single parent home, at the young age of 17, Judy Torres was discovered in a nightclub in the Bronx, Sidestreet, where she competed in a Gong Show. George Vascones, one of the judges who almost gonged her for being humorous, approached her and soon became her first manager. Knowing Judy needed original material, he soon introduced her to producer and friend, Mickey Garcia. "No Reason to Cry" was soon released and after a year or so of promotion, Profile Records signed her, and subsequently released "Come Into My Arms". Radio stations throughout the country played both songs and shortly became the favorites of people from all around. The success of these two singles granted her the opportunity to record her first album entitled "Love Story" for which she reached the Billboard Dance charts and received wonderful reviews. The self-titled single was released along with "Love You, Will You Love Me", "Please Stay Tonight" and "Missing Part". Although Judy was pursuing a degree while in college, Judy was forced to leave because of the success of the album. There was a huge demand for her to tour all over the United States, and was opening for celebrities such as Gladys Knight, the late Tito Puente, Menudo, Celia Cruz, La India and Lisa-Lisa. She even received network coverage when she brought Geraldo Rivera on stage to dance with her at Nassau Coliseum.

In 1992, her second album, "My Soul" was released, and Billboard sang her praises once again, comparing her to the sirens of the time such as Whitney Houston. The single, "I Love You for All Seasons" debuted and received national airplay and also became Judy's first video. Judy has since has been featured on hundreds of compilations as well as recordings on Mic-Mac, Critical, Intersound and others.

Fifteen years later, Judy still packs nightclubs throughout the country without having a recent hit on the radio. The reason? She believes she's worked very hard to be an entertainer as much as a singer. She feels that connecting with the audience is vital to the show and she wants to sing with them, for them, but not at them. She also tries to remain balanced and down to earth as much as possible so that she and the audience remain connected. She is unafraid to speak her mind, she is not flustered if her costume tears or if a heckler tries to disturb her. But it is her innate ability to touch the audience and love them with sincerity that keeps her alive. Her personality and performance skills have brought her to other careers such as Off-Broadway, plus size modeling for Ashley Stewart Stores, getting her story published (Chocalate for a Woman's Dreams), performing her one woman cabaret shows, and a career with radio. She has worked at WKTU in New York for the last five years, appearing on the KTU morning show for a year and a half, and hosting her own #1, successful freestyle show Sunday evenings from 8 to 10p.m. In her spare time, she volunteers at Aquinas High School as assistant director/choreographer to the musicals, and donates her spare time to charities such as Boys and Girls Club, Covenant House and Promesa. She is a frequent speaker at local schools where she addresses the importance of having a mission in life and the importance of a healthy self-esteem.

She is currently recording a greatest hits album where three original songs will be included as well. She cannot wait to surprise her audience with her next project: an original album showing her growth as a vocalist. No doubt, through Judy's vocals, is and will be one of freestyle's best.
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Judy Torres Discography

Albums

Judy Torres Love Story (Album) Profile Records US 1989 Sell This Version
PCD-1436 Judy Torres My Soul(CD, Album) Profile Records PCD-1436 US 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Judy Torres No Reason To Cry (Maxi) Jackie Jack Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Come Into My Arms Profile Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year Profile Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Love Story (Single) Profile Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / Judy Torres Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / Judy Torres - Joy And Pain / Love Story (Maxi) Profile Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Love You, Will You Love Me (Single) Profile Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Please Stay Tonight Profile Records US 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-7285-DJ Judy Torres Missing Part(12", Promo) Profile Records PRO-7285-DJ US 1990 Sell This Version
Judy Torres I Love You For All Seasons Profile Records US 1992 Sell This Version
PCD-7386-DJ Judy Torres I Love You For All Seasons(CD, Single, Promo) Profile Records PCD-7386-DJ US 1992 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Every Little Lie (Single) Profile Records US 1993 Sell This Version
MIC 622 Judy Torres Holding On(12") Micmac Records, Inc. MIC 622 US 1996 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Back In Your Arms Again (Maxi) Third Millennium US 1998 Sell This Version
Judy Torres Featuring Collage (4) Judy Torres Featuring Collage (4) - The Air That I Breathe (Maxi) Robbins Entertainment US 2004 Sell This Version
76869-72137-2 Judy Torres Faithfully(CD, Maxi) Robbins Entertainment 76869-72137-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
76869-72168-2 Judy Torres I Don't(CD, Maxi) Robbins Entertainment 76869-72168-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
11142008 Judy Torres Hell No(CD, Maxi) Contagious Records (8) 11142008 US 2008 Sell This Version
REDJ72213-2 Judy Torres Stay(CD, Maxi, Promo) Robbins Entertainment REDJ72213-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
01062014 Judy Torres Beautiful Life(CD, Maxi) Contagious Records (8) 01062014 US 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

Judy Torres Greatest Hits (Comp) Re Records US 2002 Sell This Version

Reviews

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dj1971a

dj1971a

April 10, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
Judy has one of the best voices in Freestyle! She's one of those singers who can sing acapella and still sound amazing. Saw her perform numerous times, including about 2 months ago in Queens. She's always a crowd favorite. Met her quite a few times and happy to have a 5x7 press photo signed to me. She also signed all of her records to me as well. My friend Mickey Garcia, CEO of Mic Mac records, just did a remix of the song Beautiful Life for Judy to sing. It's not freestyle, but it is a nice club song with mainstream radio cross over potential.

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