After the worldwide success of Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) which won four Academy Awards® (including Best Picture and Best Director), Antonio Sánchez has been performing his Grammy® winning and BAFTA & Golden Globe nominated original score around the world.

Sánchez has been the drummer of choice for 20 time Grammy® winner Pat Metheny and has been part of virtually every project the famed guitarist has put together since 2000. They’ve recorded eight albums together and three of them have won Grammys®. Antonio’s continuous search as an artist has pushed him to compose and lead his own bands and ensembles.

His first album, Migration, was called “one of the best new releases of 2007” by All About Jazz and his second solo effort Live in New York was recorded during a four day run at the prestigious Jazz Standard in New York City. Antonio’s 2013 album New Life was made entirely of his own compositions and was widely received by critics all over the world. It was the winner of the prestigious German Echo Jazz Award in 2014. 2015 saw the release of two very distinct projects that are important milestones in Sánchez’s solo career: the cinematic album The Meridien Suite, and Three Times Three, a double album which features three stellar trios comprising Brad Mehldau & Matt Brewer, John Scofield & Christian McBride and Joe Lovano & John Patitucci.

Riding the crest of a musical wave that began with his score for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), followed by soundtracks composed for director Fernando León de Aranoa’s Política, Manual de Instrucciones, and EPIX network's Get Shorty, Sánchez now returns with his most personal work to date, Bad Hombre. Antonio and his Quintet are thrilled to bring their show to Melbourne, exclusively at Bird’s Basement!

BOOKINGS as of Sept 2:

Pre Sale Dinner show tickets  include premium seating and 2 or 3 courses including main with a side and either entree and/or dessert depending on the pack you choose.

Pre Sale Show only tickets include a $15 minimum spend surcharge that will be deducted off your drinks bill at the end of the evening. 

* When available you can purchase tickets at the door at $5 more than Pre Sale prices. 


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