By Phil Hood Published March 1, 2010
California drummers have a unique opportunity to see the Antonio Sanchez Quartet in an intimate setting on March 28 during the San Jose jazz festival's Winter Series. Plus, DRUM! readers will have the chance to win signed copies of Antonio's Hudson DVD and get to meet Antonio and the DRUM! staff at a post-concert gathering.
Three-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers of his generation.Born in Mexico City in 1971, Antonio has made New York City his home since 1999 and has become one of the most sought after drummers in the international jazz scene. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz including Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton and Toots Thielmans.
He regularly collaborates with some of the most prominent names of the newer generation of Jazz: Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez, Paquito D'Rivera, Kenny Werner, Marcus Roberts, Avishai Cohen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Miguel Zenon, Scott Colley, Dave Samuels, Luciana Souza, Billy Childs, and Claudia Acuña just to name a few.
In 2007 he recorded his first solo effort entitled "Migration". The album includes a stellar cast of some of today's most renowned jazz musicians: Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chris Potter, David Sanchez and Scott Colley. It has gotten rave reviews from different publications all over the world. "All About Jazz" calls it "One of the best debuts of 2007."
Be sure to order tickets early and we'll see you there.
See Antonio Sanchez with Pat Metheny, above.
The Improv is located in one of City of San Jose's Historic Landmarks. The Jose Theatre, built in 1904, is the oldest theater in San Jose. Designed by William Binder, this is the earliest surviving example of his work. The Theatre was entirely restored to its original splendor in 2003. The theatre parterre has chairs and tables in a charming cabaret style. Food and drinks are served. (Free street parking available on Sundays. $5 parking right across the street from the theater.)
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