Christian Sands (Piano), Yasushi Nakamura (Bass), Clarence Penn (Schlagzeug)
With his third Mack Avenue release “Be Water” released summer of 2020, this already accomplished young Steinway Artist takes his place as a leader and an emerging jazz force. He brings a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. On his stunning new album pianist Christian Sands takes inspiration from water’s tranquility and power and muses on the possibilities offered by echoing its fluidity and malleability. Just embarking on his 30s, Sands has already enjoyed a remarkable career trajectory, touring and recording for many years with Christian McBride’s Inside Straight and Trio, as well as working with the likes of Gregory Porter, Geri Allen, Esperanza Spaulding and so many more, playing International Jazz Day in Cuba and world renowned jazz festivals such as North Sea, Monterey, Newport, Montreux among others. He serves as the Creative Ambassador for the Erroll Garner foundation and is also the Artist in Residence for Monterey Jazz Festival – he was the Creative Director for the ‘Monterey Festival Band on Tour’ last year which toured all major markets and performing arts centers in the US.