Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) garnered Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and Cinematography, but its heartbeat was its unique and brilliant percussive music score.

Experience Birdman in an entirely new way– accompanied live, in a one-of-a-kind presentation that features composer-drummer Antonio Sanchez performing his Grammy-winning score on the Rafael stage while the movie unfolds.

Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (both of whom would win additional Oscars for The Revenant) forged an innovative visual experience in which the camera tells the story in what appears to be a single shot, with Sánchez’s energetic drum score propelling this kinetic film experience.

Starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up movie star trying to reinvent his career as an actor-director on Broadway, this dramatic comedy also stars Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Stone. Released in 2014, the film runs 119 minutes.

Photo © Bógar Adame

Photo © Bógar Adame

Considered by critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders and composers of his generation, four-time Grammy winner Antonio Sanchez has performed with such jazz greats as Gary Burton and Chick Corea, and he is the drummer of choice for Pat Metheny. Sanchez has released four albums as a bandleader, including the new recording with his band Migration, The Meridian Suite.

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