an organist receives unanimous accolades from the likes of Hammond
legends such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, the best Blues and Jazz guitarists
from Spain and the toughest of critics, it only remains for us to
enjoy the music of this young artist Mauri Sanchis.
Sanchis has a gift, something that can never be taught or learned, his
music comes from his soul”
Lonnie Smith (Hammond B3 Legend)
Sanchis is one of those few musicians with the quality of being
brilliant through simplicity. His music is plagued with good taste and
soul and is the only Spanish organist able to handle the Hammond Organ
to its possibilities"
is a high class organist, with fresh ideas and promising future"
Vargas (renowned Spanish Blues guitarist who played with Santana)
say Mauri Sanchis is as to say soul and feeling"
Foster (Sensational British Guitar Player, and ex Etta James guitarist)
Sanchis is a superb Organist, with a very rich and modern sound and a
noticeable treatment of the Leslie"
of That Hammond Sound, the history of the Hammond Organ)
Sanchis is a self-taught artist, with very fine sensitivity who
expresses himself with a special magic that joins melodies and
personal experiences, inspiration and technique.
rhythm is warm and vivid without the rigidity of music studies, but
with an instinct, touched by his intimate passion. His musical sounds
get to the heart of the listener marrying humanity and art.
local press remarked from the very beginning, that Progressions is
"a series of virtuosos considers the formidable Blues Band
founded by him in 1992 almost impossible in the local scenario".
These are his roots, passion and stimulus to move forward.
America, with its world and its musicians, becomes a unique experience
in Mauri's progression. In California he continues his schooling and
his achievements, joining the ranks of such musicians as MJC Jazz Band
(Directed by Trumpeter, Dan Maas), Jay Wood & the Blues Commandoes
or even the exigent Gary Hamilton, who said, "you ain't got to be
black to play the Blues, Mauri is the proof".
character, his magic, his passion for the Hammond and the Blues took
him to tour Spain for a year connecting his youth with the mastery of
Graham Foster, who would add "Mauri Sanchis is a promising
organist that, in these times where techno music is dominating, bets
for a music full of soul and feeling with his Hammond B3 and his
unlimited improving aims". Blues
genius, Javier Vargas adds to that "Mauri is a high class
organist, with fresh ideas and a promising future."
warmth of Mauri’s music reverberates deep within Ximo Tébar, who
expresses better than anyone the virtues of Mauri, "M. Sanchis is
one of those few musicians with the quality of being brilliant through
simplicity. His music is plagued with good taste and soul and is the
only Spanish organist able to handle the Hammond Organ to its
to Tébar, Sanchis will meet his mentor, one of the greatest of the
Hammond Organ: Dr. Lonnie Smith who will stimulate and push Mauri on
that roundtrip that is Jazz, "Mauri Sanchis has a gift, something
that can never be taught or learned, his music comes from his soul.
His destiny is joined to music, not for himself, but for the joy of
the rest of the people".
the young age of 39, Mauri Sanchis is achieving his obsessive passion,
his childhood dream, the warmth and mix of the souls his colleagues on
stage offer the public the wind of life, short but intense that will
not leave anyone indifferent, not even one of the most authoritative
voices in Hammond Organ such as Manuel Perera (Author of That Hammond
Sound, the history of the Hammond Organ) "Mauri Sanchis is a
superb organist, with a very rich and modern sound and a noticeable
Sanchis goes full strength ahead with his generosity and the blood of
his work to the public's hopes, to the travels of the ear and the
heart. Mauri puts his
life into his hands and gives it back to us with the rhythm of his