At just 34 years old, American pianist and Grammy Award winner Christian Sands can already look back on a truly picture-book career: He took up the piano at the age of four, wrote his first compositions at five, followed by his first album at twelve. He impresses with his breathtaking technique combined with a sensitive and almost tender musicality; he also shines as an entertainer:
Look forward to the ZigZag debut of piano shooting star Christian Sands!
- CHRISTIAN SANDS - PIANO
- MAX LIGHT - GUITAR
- JONATHAN MUIR-COTTON - BASS
- RYAN SANDS - DRUMS
Christian Sands is an American jazz pianist. His extraordinary musicality became apparent very early on, so it was only a matter of time before Sands would rise to the jazz Olympus. He studied with Billy Taylor at the Manhattan School of Music and quickly became a fixture on the New York scene. His collaboration with Bobby Sanabria was honored with two Grammys and the list of his collaboration partners is long and peppered with the biggest names on the scene: Wynton Marsalis, James Moody, Bill Evans, Russell Malone, Terence Blanchard and many more. Since the 2010s, he has been a member of bass master Christian McBride's trio, whose 2016 album "Live at the Village Vanguard" will be fondly remembered by many jazz fans, as this work by Sands was also awarded a Grammy. We will be hearing a lot more from this young pianist!
Max Light is a guitarist based in Brooklyn, NY. He won 2nd place in the 2019 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition, judged by Pat Metheny, John Scofield und Lionel Loueke. Max is from the Washington DC area, now living in New York City. He lived in Boston for 6 years where he received his Bachelor’s Degree at New England Conservatory and performed every Friday and Saturday at the legendary Wally’s Jazz Cafe with world renowned trumpeter Jason Palmer. He received his Master’s Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Max has performed and recorded with Noah Preminger, Christian Sands, Donny McCaslin, Jeremy Dutton, Kaisa Maensivu, Jason Palmer, Jon Gordon, John Ellis, Dan Weiss, Colin Stranahan, Kevin Sun among others.
Jonathon S. Muir-Cotton is a multi-award winning young, up and coming double bassist and bassist trained in both the jazz and classical traditions; playing many genres including jazz, funk, gospel, blues, R&B and neo-soul. Jonathon has continued to garner great opportunities to perform internationally, with consistent rotations in Detroit, New York, Ann Arbor, and many other venues across the state of Michigan and around the country. Muir-Cotton has performed with various renowned artists both locally and nationally, including Esperanza Spalding, Karriem Riggins, Kris Johnson, Dwight Adams, Curtis Taylor, Joe Farnsworth and Ali Jackson.
Hailing from Conetticut Ryan Sands has worked his way to becoming one of the top young drummers in his field. His emphatic performance have landed him performances with Terell Stafford, Geoffrey Keezer, Wayne Escoffrey, Tamir Hendleman, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, and Jason Marsalis. Ryan’s musical education includes a BA in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory and an MA in Jazz Arts from the Manhattan School of Music. For teaching, he has taught for Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT, and iSchool of Music and Art in Shanghai. He currently teaches private drums at Yale University for their Yale Undergrad Jazz Collective.
1. Show: Start 18:30 h (Entry18:00 h)
2. Show: Start 21:00 h (Entry 20:30 h)
Artist Support Fee: 30€