Christian Sands

Saturday, January 14
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 8pm
$39 - $58

Lobby Open: 6:30 PM

“…having successfully made the case for his breadth of style, Sands is free to follow his music where it leads.” – NPR

“…Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – The New York Times

  “Sands is skilled, soulful and melodic…” – VICE Noisey 

Grammy Nominee Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz.  Christian says, “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.”  Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present… and for the future.  He expresses himself through an extensive vocabulary of patterns, textures and structures, all the while maintaining a strong sense of understatement, sensitivity, taste and swing — hallmarks for as long as he has been playing.

Christian Sylvester Sands (born May 22, 1989) is an American jazz pianist. Christian Sands was born on May 22, 1989. He grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, and later moved to the nearby Orange. He started playing the piano at a very young age, and took lessons from the age of four; he commented that "I grew up with it in the house, in the classroom and on stage so it has always been a huge part of my life". Sands was mentored by pianist Billy Taylor, who allowed the teenager to close one of the sets that Taylor played at the Kennedy Center.