Antonio Sánchez: Birdman Live

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April 20, 2024, 7:30 pm to 9:30 PM
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BroadStage
1310 11th St
Santa Monica, 90401
Antonio Sánchez: Birdman Live

Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Antonio Sánchez, one of the most renowned drummers in the international jazz scene, takes the stage to celebrate  the 10th anniversary celebration of Birdman, Alejandro Iñárritu’s Academy Award winning Best Picture starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. During a screening of the film, Sánchez will recreate his score, but as Sánchez improvised most of the original music for the film, each performance is unique — a showcase of his musical creativity. This performance immerses the audience in the riveting film while experiencing the power of storytelling through live music.

Born in Mexico City, he began playing the drums at the age of five, and was playing professionally by the time he was a teenager. He pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and later graduated magna cum laude from both the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. He collaborated with Pat Metheny for 18 years, and has worked with greats such as Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Michael Brecker and Charlie Haden. His latest album, SHIFT, features Trent Reznor and Dave Mathews. Said he New York Times, “[Sanchez is] one of the standout jazz drummers on the contemporary scene, a polyrhythmic ace attuned to the subtlest dynamic fluctuations.” Said 20-time GRAMMY® winner Metheny, “I honestly never thought a musician like him would ever be born. He’s a dream….one of the greatest musicians I have ever seen.”

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Antonio Sánchez: Birdman Live