Iowa City, Iowa (March 1, 2017)

Born in Mexico City on November 1st, 1971, Antonio Sanchez started playing drums at the age of 5 and began performing professionally early in his teens. He has been the drummer of choice for 20 time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and has been part of virtually every project the famed guitarist has put together since 2000. He regularly collaborates musicians  such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Donny McCaslin, 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.  (Antonio Bio)

The Des Moines Film Society and Film Scene co-sponsored  The Englert’s BiRDMAN LiVE cinema event with Antonio Sanchez.  Birdman  won an Oscar for Best Picture in 2015 by director Alejandro Inarritu. Antonio was joined on the tour with Austin Stillwell , Music Technologist. 




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