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Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez was born in Mexico City November 1st, 1971. At age five, he discoreved an irresistible attraction towards the drumset. After a few years of private study he started performing in a wide variety of musical situations ranging from rock to jazz and latin to fusion with several bands in Mexico City's music scene. At age seventeen he enrolled in the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City where he pursued a degree in classical piano and composition. Besides his instrumetal studies he completed courses on traditional harmony, counterpoint, arranging, vocal ensembles and composition while keeping busy with intensive drum practice.

In 1993, after four and a half years of study at the mexican institution, he earned a scholarship to pursue Jazz Studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he had the chance to study jazz arranging, improvisation, jazz composition, ear training, harmony and solfege among other music related courses.

During his 4 year tenure at Berklee he studied with teachers who had extensive resumes in the international jazz scene like Kenwood Dennard, Casey Scheurell, Jamey Hadad, Victor Mendoza, John Ramsay, Ed Uribe, Hal Crook, and Bill Pierce among others. Antonio remained very active in Boston's musical community performing and recording while finishing up his studies at Berklee. He became the first call drummer for some of New England's most active recording studios where he recorded for a wide variety of artists and producers. He also had the privilege of playing with Boston- based most renowned musicians like Gary Burton, Mick Goodrick and Danilo Perez among others.

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