Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:00am - 1:00am

Pictured: Antonio Sanchez

Credit: WXXI

Discover why Antonio Sanchez is one of the most sought after drummers of his generation.
Tune in for his performance at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Saturday, July 1 at 12 midnight on WXXI-TV. Four-time Grammy Award-winner Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians as one of the most preeminent drummers, bandleaders and composers of his generation. In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu invited Sanchez to create the original film score for his 2014 release Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

More about the series:

Produced by WXXI, the national series provides jazz lovers a front row seat to one of the most popular and respected jazz festivals in the country. The series offers an unsurpassed look into the 2015 jazz festival, featuring performances by an eclectic group of musicians, which in addition to Antonio Sanchez, the series includes the Benny Trio, Tessa Souter, and Clifton Anderson.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, held in Rochester, New York – home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film– is a nine-day event that hosts more than 300 concerts at 19 venues. Now in its 16th year, the festival is the brainchild of John Nugent and Marc Iacona and draws more than 190,000 people from 30-plus states and 15 countries. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

Shot in the historic Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, the series features four performances and artist interviews.

The series, distributed by American Public Television, is supported in part by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. For more information, visit WXXI.org/jazz.

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