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Jazz Around the World 2 – 30 April – Puerto Rico

Posted in Blog, Jazz, Jazz Around the World with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, 30 April 2019, by Stan

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Welcome to the island of Puerto Rico. Today we’ll be joining GRAMMY® award-winning saxophonist David Sánchez. Interestingly, Sánchez began his musical career as a drummer/percussionist at the young age of 8. As a young teen he took up the tenor saxophone, then soprano sax, clarinet, and flute. His influences are many and include Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, the great sax players such as Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and others. His prowess on and mastery of the tenor sax led to an association with Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he toured and recorded before Gillespie’s death. He is also a member of the much-lauded SFJAZZ Collective.


Listening to Sánchez’ music, you will hear not only Jazz, but the rhythms of his native Puerto Rico, and Latin Jazz, Caribbean, European, Pan-African, and Classical influences. He has taught at several conservatories and universities in Puerto Rico, Brazil, and in the United States. Regarding his students, according to a quote on his website, he says, “It gives me such a tremendous joy seeing so much talent out there. It’s a true honor…I am very optimistic and I look ahead to the future of music.”


Let’s welcome now, David Sánchez:







City Sunrise




Soñando con Puerto Rico




Cara de Payaso




Lamento Boricano




SFJAZZ Collective – Live – Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”





Puerto RicoThank you for joining us here in Puerto Rico. I hope you enjoyed the concert and the Jazz Around the World 2 tour. We fly back to the States in the morning. If you have time, we may be able to feature one more artist when we arrive in New York.


April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.