Celebrating Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Christian Sands, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Clarence Penn, drums
Six-time Grammy nominee Christian Sands is a jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present and future.
“…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
Freedom and Joy: Duke Ellington, Joseph Haydn, and Voices of Color in American Music is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Indoors: Tier 1: $60.00, Tier 2: $30.00, Tier 3: $27.50
Outdoors: $25.00 (benches but uncovered)