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Poncho Sanchez

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Birth Name: Poncho Sanchez
Born: 1951/10/30
Years Active: 1975-present
Genres: Jazz, Latin

Poncho Sanchez was born on October 30, 1951 in Laredo, Texas and is a Mexican-American conga player, Latin jazz band leader, and a salsa singer. 2000 marked a Grammy Award for Sanchez and his ensemble for 'Best Latin Jazz Album' on the Concord Picante album, “Latin Soul.” In addition to his solo work, Sanchez has collaborated with artists, such as Eddie Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Dianne Reeves, Joey DeFrancesco, and Terence Blanchard. After a career spanning 34 years, Sanchez is one of the most respected Conga/Latin Jazz musicians in America today. Sanchez was born in a large family, with eleven siblings; his parents were musical and exposed him to Afro-Cub... Continue Bio >>

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