Torrence Brannon Reese
… aka Torre (Founding Member) Sings Lead, Bass, Bariton, 1st & 2nd Tenor. Torre serves as the group’s Historian, Energizer , in-house Choreographer and has been instrumental in SCR’s business development . Educaton: Los Angeles Southwest College AA and Cal State Dominguez Hills, B.A. Degree in African Studies. Philosophy: “No person is truly free, unless we wish for others, what we wish for ourselves. Avocation: Vegetarianism, founded FAMILI Inc. (Foundation fot Arts, Mentoring, Leadership and Innovation) a 501c3 nonprofit agency, formed to help at risk youth, through two dynamic, gender specific mentoring programs., See A Man, Be A Man and Princess 2 Queen. Contact: 864-2656, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.familiafterschool.org. Torre is The Most Well Read member of the group. Torre is an all aournd entertainer who was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of the Jazz. He says he grew up in the legendary French Quarters and that he’s in love with life, music and love itself. ” I can’t think of a time when music wasn’t a part of my life.” He confesses. The former lead vocalist with 1980’s New Orleans based A Capella Doo Wop group, The Sensational Uptowners , Torre is the dynamic spark that spearheads SCR’s choreography. A true Renaissance man, he is a published writer, poet, ex-amateur boxer, plays guitar, is a voracious reader, and a producer of educational conferences and symposia. He has extensive experience as a television host and producer, stage mc/host, and is one of Los Angeles most respected community activist/leaders. Torre is the recipient of numerous local, regional and national awards including recognition as one of the Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles, 2009 until the present. Besides his four daughters and grand children, Torre is most proud his fifteen year commitment to producing The Malcolm X festival of Los Angeles, a cultural Arts and educational festival he founded and grew into the largest one of it’s kind in the nation celebrating the life of the legendary human rights advocate. A single father himself, he credits his mother Gwendolyn as the most influential person in his life.