Angelica Sanchez is a pianist, composer, and educator who has collaborated with such notable artists as Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, Richard Davis, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek, Tim Berne, Mario Pavone, Ben Monder, amongst others.
Sanchez leads numerous groups, the most recent being her Nonet, which features Chris Speed, Michael Attias, Thomas Heberer, Kenny Warren, Ben Goldberg, John Hebert, Omar Tamez, and Sam Ospavot. Her music has been recognized in national and international publications, including Jazz Times, The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune. She is a recipient of the 2008 French/American Chamber Music America grant and the 2011 Rockefeller Brothers Pocantico artist residency. A Little House, Sanchez’s debut solo CD, was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.Wires & Moss, featuring Angelica Sanchez's Quintet, was chosen as one of the best releases of 2012 by The New York City Jazz Record. She recorded Twine Forest with Wadada Leo Smith, which The New York City Jazz Record called one of the best releases of 2013. Her critically acclaimed trio project, Float the Edge, features Michael Formanek and Tyshawn Sorey. Her piano duet with Marilyn Crispell, How to Turn the Moon, was released in 2020.
Sanchez has a master’s degree from Willam Paterson University in jazz arranging. She is currently a lecturer at Princeton University.