Saskatchewan Jazz Festival: Poncho Sanchez at Broadway Theatre
June 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, April 12th.
Opener: Percussion Syndicate
If music were about pictures, percussionist Poncho Sanchez’s music would best be described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the hottest colours and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At any given show, on any given record, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa and other infectious grooves collide and churn in a fiery swirl, with results that are no less than dazzling. Sanchez grew up in a suburb of L.A., where he was raised on an unusual cross section of sounds that included traditional jazz, Latin jazz and American soul. By his teen years, his musical consciousness had been solidified by the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and James Brown. Whatever the genre, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colours from Poncho Sanchez’s youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day. His over 20 year relationship with Concord Records has yielded two dozen recordings, a GRAMMY award and several GRAMMY nominations.