The young master pianist Christian Sands gives a new twist to American jazz. Christian Sands will be in BIMHUIS on March 8, are you coming too?
Christian Sands was still very young when he came to fruition as a pianist. At the age of twelve, he had already released his first album, and as a teenager, he played with the likes of Billy Taylor, Oscar Peterson, and Herbie Hancock. Since then, he has covered many stylistic grounds, from swing and classical to funk and hip-hop. Since his album Be Water, he takes inspiration from the life lessons of martial arts legend Bruce Lee: be flexible like water, and you can achieve anything.
American jazz pianist Christian Sands has been touring and recording for many years in Christian McBride’s bands, such as Inside Straight and Christian McBride Trio. He has also worked with stars such as Esperanza Spalding and Gregory Porter. Several years ago, the authoritative jazz magazine Downbeat counted Christian Sands among the Downbeat 25 for the Future, the list of artists who point out the directions for tomorrow’s jazz.
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