Among the new generation of young Afro-Peruvian Jazz musicians that are emerging on the national Jazz scene is pianist Kiki Sanchez. Born in Lima Peru, Sanchez began playing piano at age 11. Later he moved to Miami, Florida, where he continued studying piano as well as cultivating a deep love for American Jazz.
His musical journey can be heard on his debut CD entitled "Dreams." By today's standards, "Dreams" is enveloped in a smooth Latin Jazz format with a perfect balance of Afro-Peruvian rhythm and Jazz harmonies.
Although Sanchez is a young player, his musical interpretation is resounding, leaving the listener with admiration and much anticipation for greater things to come from a musician of such high caliber.
Kiki Sanchez has produced an instructional DVD called "The Real Latin Piano and the introduction to Afro-Peruvian Rhythms”; in it you'll find essential musical knowledge that accentuates the building blocks of Latin music, as well as offering a fresh introspective view on various Afro-Peruvian rhythms as applied to Jazz.
With all these great musical things happening in Kiki's life, it is no doubt that greater things are still to come for this young inspiring Jazz musician. Kiki’s recent release, “Two Worlds” has been well-received, as have his three prior CD’s.
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