Daniel Andress Sanchez is a pianist, composer, and educator, whose primary musical practices are in contemporary electro-acoustic jazz, chamber music, glitch and electronic music. His thesis capstone project, "Embrace The Glitch," explored the intersection of contemporary jazz with glitch music. Since the age of eighteen he was directing jazz combos and performing professionally, and as a bandleader and collaborator he has worked with artists in dance, film, computer music, pop, as well as numerous other ensembles experimenting across genres all over southern California. While in San Diego, he opened for musicians as diverse as Charlie Hunter, Steve Smith, and OK GO. He has been awarded the Jazz Society of Lower Southern California Award for contribution to the UC San Diego Jazz Department, the Cheatham Prize for jazz performance, theory, and composition, the Stout Merit Scholarship for outstanding academic performance, the Caldendonian Society of John Muir College for distinguished scholarly achievement, the President's Washington Scholarship for an internship at the Library of Congress – Division of Music, and the Bertram Turetzky Award for exceptional musical participation and outreach. Currently, Sanchez is an instructor at Studio School in Los Angeles, teaching the EDM Lab courses, which focus on electronic music production. He is the keyboardist for Latin Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Ana Barbara. He also works with schools in La Puente, Claremont, Upland, and Rancho Cucamonga as a piano instructor.
BA, Music, UC San Diego
MFA, Music, UC Irvine