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Angelica Sanchez

Pianist/Composer Angelica Sanchez was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1972. From 1990-1994 she studied piano and composition at Arizona State University. Sanchez moved to New York in 1995 and has since played with: Susie Ibarra, Tim Berne, Mario Pavone, Trevor Dunn, Mark Dresser, Ed Schuller, Judy Silvano, Greg Tardy, Reggie Nicholson, George Schuller, Jeff Williams, Daniel Carter, Mike Sarin, Tony Moreno, Scott Maclemore, Ben Monder and many more. Sanchez leads her own quartet featuring Tony Malaby, Drew Gress, and Tom Rainey. Her debut recording "Mirror Me“ was chosen as one of the "Best New Releases for 2003" in All About Jazz and made the top ten JazzTimes Critics' Picks list 2003.

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"In her piano playing as well as her compositions Angelica Sanchez seeks out the lyrical heartbeat within any avant-garde storm." --The New York Times/Chinen

"Sanchez's provocative writing - full of evocative harmonies and open-ended forms showcases her flair for counterpoint and marks her as a formidable talent..." --JazzTimes Magazine

"...introduces a refreshingly unfussy approach to advanced composition.... ...she carries an unforced authority; her virtuosity (not too strong a word) is less solid than fluid, a thing of movement and ease." --Philadelphia City Paper/Chinen

"Sanchez’s piano playing is marked by its fluidity. She plays with tremendous ease and emotional involvement. It’s a refreshing thought that the male-dominated jazz world does have some bright female members with nowhere to go but up." --The Boston Tech/Jeremy Baskin

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Lightning Dreamers

International Anthem Recording Company
2023

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Nighttime Creatures

Pyroclastic Records
2023

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Sparkle Beings

Sunnyside Records
2022

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Brass And Ivory Tales

Fundacja Sluchaj
2021

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Melt All the Guns

Self Produced
2021

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How To turn the Moon

Pyroclastic Records
2020

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Nighttime Creatures

From: Nighttime Creatures
By Angelica Sanchez

Windfall Light

From: How To turn the Moon
By Angelica Sanchez

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