Antonio Sánchez & Bad Hombre

Mexico USA
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Antonio Sánchez & Bad Hombre

Five time Grammy winner Antonio Sánchez was a gymnast on Mexico’s Junior National Team, a conservatory-trained classical pianist, the composer and performer of the score for the Oscar-winning film BIRDMAN and is one of the most inventive and heralded drummers on the planet today. 

Born in Mexico City, Antonio Sánchez began playing the drums at age five and began to perform professionally in his early teens in Mexico’s rock, jazz and latin scenes. After pursuing a degree in classical piano at Mexico's National Conservatory he enrolled in Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Shortly after moving to New York City in 1999, Antonio was scooped-up by Pat Metheny, for whom he recorded nine albums and toured for 18 years. He has also performed with Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden — among others — and on several occasions he was named Modern Drummer’s "Jazz Drummer of the Year". Antonio's popularity soared when he scored Alejandro Iñárritu’s film Birdman, winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Recent projects include his critically acclaimed The Meridian Suite, his sociopolitical electronica & drums exploration Bad Hombre and Lines in the Sand in which Sánchez turns his political anger into a moving musical statement as a protest against injustice in our current political climate and as a tribute to every immigrant’s journey.

In Spring 2022 Warner Bros Records will release SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol II).  The much-anticipated recording features Sánchez collaborating with artists ranging from Ana Tijoux to Becca Stevens...from Rodrigo y Gabriela to Dave Matthews and more.

Videos
  • Momentum - Bad Hombre - Antonio Sanchez
    Momentum - Bad Hombre - Antonio Sanchez
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Press
„Sanchez develops asymmetrical, percussive ideas with fluid intelligence, ranging through hypnotic repetitions, punchy swing, dreamy musings“
Downbeat
„It was mind-blowing that somebody could play like that, Sanchez sounded like about six people and he was absolutely killing.“
BBC
"Nicht nur einer der besten Jazz-Schlagzeuger der Gegenwart, sondern auch ein hervorragender Komponist"
JPC
"Sánchez dirigiert das tobende Geschehen mit symphonischen Zügen geschickt und leidenschaftlich von seinem Drumset aus."
Jazzthing, 01.28.2019
Discography
Lines in the Sand
Lines in the Sand
2019
CAM Jazz
Channels of Energy (ft. WDR Big Band)
Channels of Energy (ft. WDR Big Band)
2018
CAM Jazz
Bad Hombre
Bad Hombre
2017
CAM Jazz
The Meridian Suite
The Meridian Suite
2015
CAM Jazz
Three Times Three
Three Times Three
2015
CAM Jazz
Birdman
Birdman
2014
Milan Records
New Life
New Life
2013
CAM Jazz
Migration
Migration
2007
CAM Jazz
Line up
4 musicians + 1-2 crew

Antonio Sanchez - drums

Masayuki Hirano aka BigYuki - keys

Lex Sandler - bass, fx

Thana Alexa - voice

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