Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez
By Bill Bytsura
Pat Metheny Trio
By Michael Wilson
Antonio Sanchez
By Andrea Boccalini
Christian McBride, Pat Metheny and Antonio Sanchez
Donny McCaslin performing at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola with Uri Caine, Scott Colley and Antonio Sanchez
By Frank Stewart
Antonio Sanchez, Donny McCaslin and Russ Davis at Jazz Standard in March 2013

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Three time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers of his generation.

Born in Mexico City on November 1st, 1971, he started playing drums at the age of 5 and began performing professionally early in his teens.

He pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and in 1993 he moved to Boston to enroll at Berklee College of Music and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Studies.

Since his move to New York City Antonio has become one of the most sought after drummers in the international jazz scene. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz including Pat Metheny (He's a member of the Pat Metheny Group and the Pat Metheny Trio with Christian McBride), Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton and Toots Thielmans.

He regularly collaborates with some of the most prominent names of the newer generation of Jazz: Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez, Paquito D'Rivera, Kenny Werner, Marcus Roberts, Avishai Cohen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Miguel Zenon, Scott Colley, Dave Samuels, Luciana Souza, Billy Childs, and Claudia Acuña just to name a few.

In 2007 he recorded his first solo effort entitled "Migration". The album includes a stellar cast of some of today's most renowned jazz musicians: Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chris Potter, David Sanchez and Scott Colley. It has gotten rave reviews from different publications all over the world. "All About Jazz" calls it "One of the best debuts of 2007"

Antonio's interest in education has taken him around the globe performing clinics, drum festivals and master classes. Some of these festivals include the "Modern Drummer Festival Weekend", "Zildjian Day" and the "Montreal Drum Festival" among many others. He has also been the featured cover artist in some of the most widely read drum magazines in the industry like "Modern Drummer" (USA), "Percussioni" (Italy), "Drums and Percussion" (Germany) and "Musico Pro" (USA).

In addition, Antonio joined the Faculty at the prestigious New York University (NYU) in 2006.

He's made New York City his home since 1999.

He's endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Sticks (Antonio’s Signature model), Evans Drumheads and LP Percussion (which carries Antonio's Signature Percussion Kit).


Artist’s website

Articles on Antonio Sanchez

09/21/15    Before & After    By Aidan Levy

Before & After with Antonio Sanchez

07/18/15    Albums    By Michael J. West

Three Times Three
Antonio Sanchez

04/08/15    Concerts    By Evan Haga

Field Notes: Antonio Sanchez’s “Birdman” Live

03/24/15    News    By JazzTimes

Antonio Sánchez to Release Two New Albums This Spring

03/19/15    Features    By Matt R. Lohr

Antonio Sanchez's Birdsong

07/13/13    Concerts    By Jim Harrington

Concert Review: Antonio Sanchez Migration at Montreal Jazz Festival

04/18/13    Albums    By Lloyd Sachs

New Life
Antonio Sanchez

03/17/13    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Russ Davis on the Wolff & Clark Expedition and Antonio Sanchez

10/04/11    Concerts    By Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

Gary Burton Quartet: In Performance at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

08/19/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

New Gary Burton Quartet Plans North American Tour

07/07/11    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

Common Ground
The New Gary Burton Quartet

05/26/09    News    By JazzTimes

Gary Burton Quartet Drops Album, Announces Tour Dates

January/February 2009    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

2008 Year in Review: Top 50 CDs

January/February 2009    The Gig    By Nate Chinen

Back to the Future: 2008 in Gigs

11/04/08    Concerts    By David R. Adler

Enrico Pieranunzi at Birdland

03/31/08    Concerts    By Philip Booth

Pat Metheny Trio in Tampa

March 2008    Albums    By David R. Adler

Day Trip
Pat Metheny w/ Christian Mcbride & Antonio Sanchez

December 2007    Albums    By Bill Meredith

Antonio Sanchez

December 2007    Artist Profiles    By John Murph

Antonio Sanchez:Making Time for the Masters

05/15/04    Concerts    By Ken Franckling

Dee Dee Bridgewater in Boston

07/08/03    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Jazz A Vienne 2003



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