Antonio Sánchez

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1, 1971
Mexico City, Mexico
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1, 1971 (age 51)
Mexico City, Mexico


Mexican-American Jazz drummer who is best known for composing the original score for the 2014 film Birdman which was nominated for a Golden Globe. 

Before Fame

He first began playing drums at the age of five and by his teens he had already begun playing professionally. He attained a degree in classical piano from the National Conservatory in 1993 and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to study at Berklee College of Music. After he graduated in Jazz Studies, he attended Boston's New England Conservatory of Music where he received a Masters in Jazz Improvisation. 


He has won several awards for his original score in the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu film including the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score and the Satellite Award for Best Original Score.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the grandson of Ignacio Lopez Tarso. 

Associated With

He was taught by Danilo Perez at the Conservatory in 1997. He later became the drummer for Pat Metheny's band on tour.