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Marta Sanchez

Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, pianist and composer Marta Sánchez is actively working in the contemporary creative music scene in New York City and around the globe. Charting a significant path through her innovative and original music, she has reached an international audience, gaining significant global recognition. After finishing her classical training at the Conservatory, she began her academic training in jazz and contemporary music at School of Music Populart, earning a grant from A.I.E. (Spanish Association of Musicians.) The first band she created, Zafari Project, was selected by the Spanish agency for youth (INJUVE) as one of the most promising on the Spanish scene, giving them the opportunity to tour Spain playing in different jazz festivals


Article: What is Jazz?

2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Twenty years is a remarkable milestone for any activity, let alone one that comes with the wear and tear of a high-profile jazz festival that every year strives to up its own ante, like the Winter JazzFest. From January 11 to 18, 2024, fans, musicians, promoters and other industry people from around the world ...



Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2023
Track listing: Blazing Sun; Sinha; Altrove; Awakening; Stelutis; Incontri.


Article: Album Review

Alex Weiss: Most Don't Have Enough

Read "Most Don't Have Enough" reviewed by Robert Middleton

This album is really special. It doesn't sound like anything else and every song is engaging and interesting. The titles of the songs are also fascinating. Even the collage cover is great and seems to reflect the music. Tenor saxophonist Alex Weiss started writing Most Don't Have Enough during the pandemic and went deep ...

Article: Album Review

Marta Sanchez: SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)

Read "SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

La giovane pianista madrilena Marta Sanchez, ormai da tempo di stanza a New York, dirige in questo suo nuovo lavoro, inciso nel marzo 2021, un agguerrito quintetto con doppio sax che in un brano, “Marivi," si allarga a ottetto con l'ingresso di tromba (e che tromba: Ambrose Akinmusire), voce/chitarra e synth, dando sempre la precisa impressione ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Another Simple Sunday - New Releases, Part 2 of Favorite 2022 Recordings & More

Read "Another Simple Sunday - New Releases, Part 2 of Favorite 2022 Recordings & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast continues to celebrate 2023 with new releases from Lisa Hilton, Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu, birthday shoutouts to Jazz Capricorns Anat Cohen and Myra Melford, plus Part 2 of some favorite releases of 2022. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic ...


Article: What is Jazz?

2023 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2023 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The fact that New York City's Winter JazzFest (WJF) is back to in-person performances may very well be among the most meaningful signs, at least for jazz die-hards, that life is returning to normal. The overall number of concerts may not be as high as in the past, with the 170+ performances of 2020 ...


SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Unconquered Vulnerable Areas; Dear Worthiness; SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum); The Eternal Stillness; Marivi; If You Could Create It; The Hard Balance; December 11th; When Dreaming Is the Only.


Article: Live Review

Dan Weiss Trio at Bop Stop

Read "Dan Weiss Trio at Bop Stop" reviewed by John Chacona

Dan Weiss Trio Bop Stop at the Music Settlement Cleveland, OH December 11, 2022 Are we living in a golden age of the piano trio? The recorded evidence from 2022 would suggest that we are. Piano trio recordings by John Escreet, Fred Hersch, Aaron Parks, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Marta Sanchez, Matthew Shipp ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

2022 Look Back in Jazz

Read "2022 Look Back in Jazz" reviewed by David Brown

I'm not really one for making top ten lists. This week's show is a mix of wonderful tunes that kept me good company thought out the year. Enjoy!Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30 James Brandon Lewis “Molecular" from MSM Molecular Systematic Music (Live) (Intakt Records) 02:15 Eri ...


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