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Kiki Sanchez

Kiki Sanchez

Native from Lima, Peru Kiki Sanchez was born into a musical atmosphere.  He began his formal education in Peru with Coco Macedo and Edermi  Chavez. He became a well-rounded musician by playing with La Peru Salsa  All-Stars, Orquesta Majestic (led by his father, Maximo Sanchez) and  Anibal Lopez’, La Unica. These experiences were the initial building  blocks to his future abroad.

He journeyed to the US, settled in Miami,  where he played and studied with Jazz legends such as Jim Gasior,  Israel Lopez (Cachao), Mike Gerber, Mike Orta, and Eddie Barzola, who  took Kiki Sanchez under their wings. Additionally, he polished his  classical Pianos techniques with Diana Molinari and Cassandra Hanna at  Miami Dade College and Leonid Treer at Florida Atlantic University.

Furthermore,  Kiki Sanchez participated as a musician, arranger and was involved in  pre-productions on the album, “Blown Away”, which featured Arturo  Sandoval and Frankie Marcos and was nominated in 2005 for a Grammy for  Best Instrumental Album. Also, he co-produced, performed and arranged  for the album, “La Onda Latina”, in conjunction with Frankie Marcos  & Clouds, which was nominated also in 2005 for Best Traditional  Tropical Album. Moreover, Kiki has worked on numerous projects with  Grammy winning producer, Glen Kolotkin, who is known for his work with  many great musicians including Carlos Santana on the album,  “Supernatural.”

Kiki’s second CD is a fusion of Peruvian-folkloric  rhythms with modern jazz melodies. The Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca  will be one of the invited guests. He just released an instructional  DVD titled “THE REAL LATIN PIANO AND INTRO TO AFRO-PERUVIAN RHYTHMS,  VOL.1.” This DVD will be showcased in all libraries throughout the  United States. Currently, his educational works are being distributed  world wide through ADG Productions.

Finally, Kiki Sanchez is  honored to receive the CASIO, Japan endorsement for America. Kiki will showcase all of  Casio’s pianos and keyboards across The US and Latin America  exclusively.

My Artists Sessions

Saturday, September 13