Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez
- Hoyt Sherman Place
- Address: 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
- March 2, 2017
- From: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
- Price: Tickets start at $35
BiRDMAN LiVE With Antonio Sanchez
Composer and renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez will perform his Grammy-winning score live along with the Oscar-winning film, Birdman, in a live cinema event, presented by Des Moines Film Society and the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation, with additional support from Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines.
The visually stunning 2015 Oscar winner for Best Picture by maverick director Alejandro Inarritu stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage. Sanchez's propulsive score 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.
About Antonio Sanchez:
The New York Times called Sanchez "an important drummer in jazz since the turn of the century." His Birdman score was praised by critics and news outlets alike. Vanity Fair puts it simply, "Audiences, meet Antonio Sanchez, the other star of Birdman."
Antonio Sanchez is one of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers in jazz, performing 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-winner Pat Metheny, touring the world and appearing on eight acclaimed recordings with the guitarist. Sanchez has released four albums as a leader, including the new recording with his Migration band, "The Meridian Suite."