Featuring the music of Antonio Sanchez
Live from the legendary Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, WGBH Music presents three time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez and the Migration band performing the title track from Antonio's latest solo album, New Life.
Sanchez was born in Mexico City on November 1st, 1971, the grandson of Mexican film star Ignacio Lopez Tarso. Sanchez became interested in the drums at the age of five, playing along to the records of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Police and Rush. His professional career began in his early teens with a variety of local rock bands. After school, Sanchez pursued a degree in classical piano at Mexico's National Conservatory. Leaving Mexico City to enroll at Berklee in 1993, he graduated with honors and was the recipient of several scholarships, most notably the Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship and the Zildjian Award. The New England Conservatory of Music awarded him another one to pursue a Masters in Jazz Improvisation.
He resides in New York City.
Antonio Sanchez - Drums
John Escreet - Piano
Matt Brewer - Bass
Dave Binney - Alto sax