Antonio Sanchez was born in Mexico City November 1st,
1971. At age five, he discoreved an irresistible attraction
towards the drumset. After a few years of private study he
started performing in a wide variety of musical situations
ranging from rock to jazz and latin to fusion with several
bands in Mexico City's music scene.
At age seventeen he enrolled in the National Conservatory
Music in Mexico City where he pursued a degree in
piano and composition. Besides his instrumetal studies he
completed courses on traditional harmony, counterpoint,
arranging, vocal ensembles and composition while keeping
busy with intensive drum practice.
In 1993, after four and a half years of study at the mexican
institution, he earned a scholarship to pursue Jazz Studies
Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he had the
chance to study jazz arranging, improvisation, jazz
composition, ear training, harmony and solfege among other
music related courses.
During his 4 year tenure at Berklee he studied with teachers
who had extensive resumes in the international jazz scene
like Kenwood Dennard, Casey Scheurell, Jamey Hadad,
Victor Mendoza, John Ramsay, Ed Uribe, Hal Crook, and
Pierce among others