The Vermont Jazz Center welcomes the Christian Sands Trio for a guided tour of the colorful history of jazz piano. Sands, one of the top young pianists of our time, performs with long-time associates Russell Hall (bass) and Jerome Jennings (drums).
Mentored by Dr. Billy Taylor, influenced by Barry Harris, Hank Jones and Oscar Peterson and apprenticed in Christian McBride’s trio, Sands’ playing is steeped in tradition but not limited to its constraints.
Comfortable playing old-school stride piano like Fats Waller, stretching out in a post-bop setting like McCoy Tyner or re-arranging a hip-hop anthem by Drake, Sands notes that “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.”
Sponsored by Diana Bingham
Tickets $20-40 general, $15 students, available online, at door, reserved by phone & In the Moment Records, Brattleboro.
Please contact ahead of time to facilitate handicap access.
802 254 9088
Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301