Antonio Sanchez

Friday, February 16, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Royce Hall - Auditorium

Birdman Live

See below for additional information.


UCLA students: $15; UCLA faculty & staff: $25.


Ctr for the Art of Performance at UCLA
(310) 825-2101


Additional Information

Birdman, the visually stunning 2015 Oscar winner for Best Picture by maverick director Alejandro Iñárritu stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage.

For this special performance, the film will be accompanied live by renowned jazz percussionist Antonio Sanchez, recreating his explosive, Grammy-winning score that provides the heartbeat of the film.

With a supporting cast that includes Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Stone, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a kinetic film experience that plays like a single, continuous sequence of events, with Sanchez’s drums supplying the energy and drive that underlines the emotional weight of the story and perfectly expresses the restless, desperate intensity of the characters.

One of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers in jazz, Antonio Sanchez performs regularly with a jaw-dropping list of greats including Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez, Miguel Zenon, Donny McCaslin and Michael Brecker.

Since 2000, he has been the drummer of choice for 20-time GRAMMY winning guitar god Pat Metheny, touring the world with him and appearing on eight of his acclaimed recordings. Sanchez has released four albums as a leader, includingThe Meridian Suite, his most recent recording with his band Migration.