Mack Avenue Recording Artist Christian Sands at the Dirty Dog Cafe
Sometimes you walk into a room and you get blown away. Last night at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, one of my favorite places, I was able to witness a performance by the Christian Sands Trio that will be a part of me for the rest of my life. It was amazing. The trio, Christian Sands on piano, Yasushi Nakamara on bass, and Jerome Jennings on drums, was firing on all cylinders. Christian brings the full package to the stage: incredible musical talent, charisma, and a great stage presence. I’ve seen many great jazz artists live in my life – Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and many more – and I left the performance of Christian Sands with the same type of feeling inside. It is indescribable and it is special.
His new album, Reach, is now available on Mack Avenue records. Don’t pass up on a chance to see him live.
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