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Antonio Sanchez “Birdman Live” 10th Anniversary

June 28

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

What To Know Before Attending The Show

Doors: 7:00PM | Show: 8:00PM

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Kalamazoo, MI – January 23, 2024 – Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Antonio Sánchez, one of the most renowned drummers in the international jazz scene, takes the stage at Kalamazoo State Theatre on Friday, June 28 for the 10th anniversary celebration of Birdman, Alejandro Iñárritu’s Academy Award winning Best Picture starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. During a screening of the film, Sánchez will recreate his score, but as Sánchez improvised most of the original music for the film, each performance is unique — a showcase of his musical creativity. This performance immerses the audience in the riveting film while experiencing the power of storytelling through live music.

Born in Mexico City, he began playing the drums at the age of five, and was playing professionally by the time he was a teenager. He pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and later graduated magna cum laude from both the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. He collaborated with Pat Metheny for 18 years, and has worked with greats such as Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Michael Brecker and Charlie Haden. His latest album, SHIFT, features Trent Reznor and Dave Mathews. Said The New York Times, “[Sanchez is] one of the standout jazz drummers on the contemporary scene, a polyrhythmic ace attuned to the subtlest dynamic fluctuations.” Said 20-time GRAMMY® winner Metheny, “I honestly never thought a musician like him would ever be born. He’s a dream….one of the greatest musicians I have ever seen.”

Event Highlights:

  • When: Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Doors Open: 7:00 PM
  • Show Begins: 8:00 PM

Grab Your Tickets:

Mark your calendars! Tickets will be available starting on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 10:00 AM EST. With prices ranging from $29.00 to $39.00.

  • Public Onsale: Friday, January 26, 2024, at 10:00 AM EST
  • Ticket Prices: $29.00 – $39.00 (Reserved Seating)
  • Day of show Prices: $34.00-$44.00 (Reserved Seating

All ages are welcome. There is an 8-ticket limit per purchase.


Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

Security Information:
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding.  The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches,  and other items that may challenge public safety.  You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here



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Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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