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Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sánchez (right) performs a Tiny Desk concert with Bad Hombre band members BIGYUKI (from left), Lex Sadler and Thana Alexa Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Michael Zamora/NPR/Michael Zamora/NPR hide caption

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Antonio Sanchez is well known to jazz fans, but the drummer and bandleader got a boost when director Alejandro González Iñárritu chose him to compose a percussion-only score for the film Birdman. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

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Chris Potter (right) performs with the Scott Colley Trio at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival. John Whiting for NPR hide caption

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Edward Simon and Gretchen Parlato in rehearsal for the premiere performance of Sorrows and Triumphs at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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