Born: October 8, 1974 Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3
From 2003, year of release of his first album Less is More, Mauri Sanchis (born in Alcoy, 1974) has been positioned as one of the most well known musicians worldwide in the groove scenario within blues, funk, jazz or sould through various achievements and awards.
Announced as first ever Spain’s endoser of Hammond and Moog as well as as first Spaniard musician to be signed by prestiged german label BHM. Winner of the AJH awards for best live act, best album and best single as well as winner of the Kultur Cam award for his support to the cultural scenario in the province of Alicante.
Some of his tracks have been included in compilatory albums together with great stars like John Scofield, Mike Stern, Scott Henderson o Chano Dominguez.
Sanchis has played in numerous remarkable festivals oustanding Pori Jazz Festival (Finland) and Jazz San Javier.
Has played or recorded together with great stars like Bill Evans, Dean Brown, Joey DeFrancesco, Popa Chubby, Frank Marino, Vargas Blues Band or Devon Allman among others.
With a self-taught career, his first contact with the Blues comes in 1994 through a cover band called Progressions, leaving behind an adolescence of composing influenced by Vangelis, Jarre o Mike Oldfield.
In 1995 travels to the US for college studies which shares with live playing together with Jay Wood o Gary Hamilton.
Back in Spain, collaborates with diverse musicians and formations including the phenomenal british guitarist Graham Foster.
In 2003, decides to start his solo career with the album LESS IS MORE getting a great welcome by media and public and which leds the band to travel around Spain.
The release of Less is More has a noticeable repercusion in the international Hammond scenario leading Mauri to become Spain’s first ever Hammond endorser in 2005.
In 2006, his second album, GOOD VIBES!!! is added to the catalogue of the well-known germal label BHM (Maceo Parker, Hiram Bullock, Tok Tok Tok, etc...) receiving a unanimous reviews including AJH awars for best album and best track. Good Vibes!!! is also released in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile by the label Blue Art.
Such repercusion reaches a peak point when one of Mauri’s tune is included in the Funky Planet Earth compilation together with tracks of Scott Henderson, Joe Zawinul, John Scofield, etc...
The Good Vibes!!! tour takes Mauri Sanchis Band to participate in all kinds of events through Spain like Jazz San Javier, getting the best of the reviews and is invited to play in a Jam Session by Popa Chubby, the king of blues of New York.
At the same time, plays live with diverse artists like Kepa Junkera or Vargas Blues Band in the album Flamenco Blues Experience playing keyboards and composing together with Raimundo Amador, Frank Marino, Devon Allman, etc...
In 2008, the release of the DVD MORE VIBES!!!, Live at Jazz San Javier will have a nice tour including Pori Jazz Festival (Finland).
Furthermore, also in 2008, Mauri is signed as first Moog endorser ever and wins the AJH award for best live act and Kultur CAM award for the cultural support to the province of Alicante.
Awards:AJH Awards for Best album (Good Vibes!!!) and Best Track (Cookin') AJH Awards for Bes Live Act (More Vibes!!! Live at Jazz San Javier) Kultur CAM 08 as Alicante's province most prominent artist
“Good Vibes!!! is an awesome entrée of funky jazz and deep-fried soul replete with Mauri’s searing Hammond B-3 monster chops. Delectably tasty tracks ready for your consumption. An outstanding job!.”
DR. LONNIE SMITH (Hammond Organ Legend):
Mauri has great promise to join the masters of the hammondB. His organ flows with soul and beauty. He will carry on the flavor of the organ masters.”
PETE FALLICO (executive director of the Jazz Organ Fellowship (USA):,
The Hammond organ is re-born at the hands of Mauri Sanchis”.
Less is More
Tracks: Thursday; Less is More; The Ticket Colletor; Ice Cold; Slap-the-Blues; Dream; Lonnie's tune; Ain't no sunshine.
Personnel: Mauri Sanchis: Hammond Organ; Graham Foster: Guitar; Javier Vargas: Guitar; Pedro Ruy Blas: Vocals; Ximo Tebar: Guitar; Ricardo Belda: Keyboards; Santi Navalón: Keyboards and Loop Programming; Ester Andujar: Vocals; Natxo Tamarit: Vocals; Jesús Gabaldón: Bass
Tracks: Cookin'; Everything; Lights; Green Onions; Secrets; Straight Ahead; Laidback Soul; Obsession; Beauty in the B
Personnel: Mauri Sanchis: Hammond Organ; Manuel Tomás: Engineer and Loop Programming; Blas Fernández: Drums; Bill Evans: Sax; Joey DeFrancesco: Trumpet; Dean Brown: Guitar; Javi Vela: Guitar; Xavi Alamán: Bass; Kiko Berenguer: Sax; Raúl García: Trumpet
Tracks: Make it Simple; The Shark; On my Way; Miles Away; Don't Look So Sad; El Ghetto; Every Little Thing; MOre or Less; Nana; Todo me lleva a ti
Personnel: Mauri Sanchis: Hammond Organ; Dean Brown: Guitar and Bass; Blas Fernández: Drums; Inigo Corcuera: Bass; Randy Brecker: Trumpet: Chuck Loeb: Guitar; Javier Vargas: Guitar; Sole Giménez: Vocals; Keith Anderson: Horns; Keysha: Vocals; Deveron Patterson: Vocals; Roy Young: Vocals; Kepa Junkera: Trikitixa.
As A Side Musician Please check out www.maurisanchis.com
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