Poncho Sanchez

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by Poncho Sanchez

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30 October 1951, Laredo, Texas, USA. The youngest of 11 children, Sanchez taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums and timbales before choosing the conga. He was raised in Norwalk, California, where he played with local bands although his first engagement was as a singer with an R&B band. Among the artists he listened to in these formative years were Machito, Tito Puente and Cal Tjader, accompanying their records on conga. In 1975, he joined Tjader’s group, remaining until the... Read more

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latin jazz
jazz
percussion
latin
afro-cuban jazz
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