EDWIN SANZ

 

Edwin was born in Caracas, Venezuela in the district of San Augustin del Sur.

 

When he was just 6 years old he joined the group "Grupo Madera” as a dancer. The group promoted Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Venezuelan culture through dance, songs and music. With Edwin, they toured throughout Venezuela and travelled to many South American and European countries; they performed and participated in various festivals, concerts and cultural events and occasionally appeared on popular television shows with audiences in the millions. 

 

Edwin spent 12 unique and informative years with the company and during this period began to play and study percussion. In 2000 he dedicated himself to a solo career in music and, to develop professionally,  moved to France, living and performing in Paris, before settling in Switzerland, where he is now based:

 

 

Festivals

New Orleans Jazz festival, New Orleans, USA, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotherdam, Netherlands, Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland, April Jazz Festival, Helsinki, Finland, Latinoamericando, Milan, Italy, Festival Tempo Latino, Vic Fezensac, France, Jazz Festival de Lyon,   Lyon, France, Les Ardentes Festival, Liege, Belgium, Francofolies, La Rochelle, France, Ghent Jazz Festival,   Ghent, Belgium, Théatres Romains de Fourvière, Lyon, France, Theatre Antique - Arles, France, Villa Arconati - Bollate, Italy, Vielles Charrues - Carhaix, France, Das Festival - Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Wilderness Festival -  Cornbury, UK, Musicalure Festival - Luxey, France, Edinburgh Edge Festival -  Edinburgh, UK, Chelmsford V Fest - Chelmsford, UK, Staffordshire V Fest - Staffordshire, UK, Vital Fest - Belfast, UK, Feria de Cali - Cali, Colombia; at this festival Edwin received, with the group "Zumbao", the prize of 'Revelation of the year'.

 

Concert stages

Radio City Music Hall New York/USA, Warner Theatre - Washington/USA, Fox Theatre - Oakland/USA, Chicago Theatre - Chicago/USA, Riverside Theatre -Milwakee/USA, Royal OAK Music Theatre - Royal Oak/USA, Orpheum Theatre -Boston/USA, The Filmore - Miami/USA,  The Tabernacle - Atlanta/USA,  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland/USA,  Tower Theatre - Upper Darby/USA, Massey Hall - Toronto/Canada, The Paramount - Seattle/USA, Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles/USA,  Ntelos Wireless Pavillon - Charlottesville/USA, The Olympia -Paris/France,  The New Morning - Paris/France,  The Palais des Congrès -Cannes/France,  Brixton Academy - London/UK, Kings Place - London/UK, The Ritz -Manchester/UK,  The Olympia - Dublin/Irland, The Academy - Glasgow/Scottland, The Cirque Royal - Bruxelles/Belgium, Les Docks - Lausanne/Switzerland,  The Komplex 457 - Zurich/Switzerland...

 

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