Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez

Pictured: Antonio Sanchez

Credit: WXXI

Discover why Antonio Sanchez is one of the most sought after drummers of his generation.
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).

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 13th 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.

Founded in 2002 by John Nugent and Marc Iacona, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is held every June 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. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – the festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Series is produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and distributed nationally by American Public Television. The series is underwritten by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. 

To see the complete line-up of artists and the airdates, visit: WXXI.org/jazz.

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