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Bobby Sanabria: 2018 Eau Claire Jazz Festival Headliner

12/4/2017

Read here to find out everything you need to know about 2018 Eau Claire Jazz Festival headliner Bobby Sanabria!

Bobby Sanabria, drummer, percussionist, composer, recording artist, educator and much more, will be headlining the 52nd annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival in the spring. Sharing the stage with headliner Bob Mintzer and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I, Sanabria will be performing at the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. If you are looking for more chances to hear Sanabria live and receive some of his advice about playing and performing, check out his clinic during the 2018 Eau Claire Jazz Festival.

Active in many music fields, Sanabria keeps busy with recording, performing, educating, writing and touring. He has been nominated for multiple Grammys for various collaborations and features. Sanabria’s music can be heard in many movie soundtracks, television and radio works. On top of making music and playing it around the world, Sanabria also creates written works. Many of his articles have appeared in nation-wide publications such as New York Latino, Modern Drummer, Highlights in Percussion, Downbeat and more.

Sanabria’s most recent big band CD, MULTIVERSE, was released in August 2012. The album was inspired by Octavio Paz, a Mexican author, and the theory of multiple universes. These ideas were used to mix the many genres of music from jazz to rock or even gospel to rap. MULTIVERSE was nominated for two Grammy categories: Best Latin Jazz Recording and Best Instrumental Arrangement. “MULTIVERSE is a thrilling trip through the Latin jazz cosmos, directed by one of the finest percussive pilots on the planet,” says All About Jazz journalist Dan Bilawsky. 

To hear more about this year’s Eau Claire Jazz Festival’s headliners, stayed tuned! Ticket information will be up soon, so don’t miss your chance at seeing Bobby Sanabria, Bob Mintzer and the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I play live at the State Theatre this spring. See you there!

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