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Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Tue, Mar 19 -
Wed, Mar 20, 2019




$30.50 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez with his band Migration. Band members are saxophonist Chase Baird, pianist John Escreet, bassist Matt Brewer, and vocalist Thana Alexa. Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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Perhaps not “all politics is personal,” but for Mexican born and raised drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez, who became a naturalized American citizen in 2016, the criminalizing of immigrants and the breathtakingly casual cruelty in the enforcement of border policies by the Trump Administration do feel personal, deeply personal.

“I feel so blessed and so thankful for what I've achieved in the United States,” says Sanchez. “But at the same time, I feel completely repulsed by what the United States is doing to immigrants — especially to people coming from the South. […] So whenever and wherever I'm performing, I'm speaking out, trying to make sense of what is going on.”

Not surprisingly, Lines In The Sand (2018 - CAM Jazz), his follow-up to last year´s remarkable Bad Hombre (CAM Jazz), is a passionate and eloquent statement from a superior artist and emerging social activist. In Lines In The Sand, Sanchez turns his anguish and anger into a moving musical statement, as much a protest against injustice as a tribute to every immigrant’s journey.

“With all the political turmoil and ethnic violence that is permeating the country and the world,” writes Sanchez in the liner notes for Lines In The Sand, “it’s been impossible for me not to pay much closer attention to what being a brown-skinned immigrant with a Latin name from a third world country means to me, as well as the implications for my family and my future children.”

Lines In The Sand is dedicated to those immigrants whose journey to the U.S. sometimes becomes a matter of life or death.

Before his Bad Hombre release, Sanchez composed the soundtrack to the film Birdman, earning him a Gold Globe nomination.

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