It's interesting how entire lives are often shaped by coincidence. For tenor sax player David Sanchez, chance brought him to his current station among Latin Grammy winners and jazz pros. At age fifteen, the native of Puerto Rico stumbled upon his sister's Miles Davis music. Later, at Escuela Libre de Música in San Juan, Sanchez decided to pursue a career in drumming. But the school had a surplus of drummers, and so began his love affair with the sax. Since then, Sanchez has studied at Rutgers University, worked with jazz giants such as Dizzie Gillespie, and released seven critically acclaimed albums.
David Sanchez performs Friday, January 19, and
Saturday, January 20, at the Arturo Sandoval Jazz
Club, 6701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Performance times for both dates are 9:00 and
11:00 p.m. Tickets cost $30. Call 305-403-7565