2017 FORT ADAMS LINEUP

FRIDAY AUGUST 4, 2017

Christian Sands Quartet

w. Gilad Hekselman, Yasushi Nakamura & Jerome Jennings

With his Mack Avenue records debut CD “Reach” due for a Spring 2017 release, this young Steinway Artist and five-time Grammy Nominee takes his place as a leader and an emerging jazz force. He brings a fresh look at the entire language of jazz.

A deeply rich and soulful feeling can be heard in Christian’s music, characterized by his infectious energy and spirit. That same spirit is what caught the attention of Grammy award winning bassist, Christian McBride, with whom he has toured throughout the world’s finest venues for more than six years!

An exciting and creative talent, touring with the new music he has composed for his MackAvenue debut will truly be an event to see and hear!

“When I first met Christian in 2009, it marked a seminal moment in my career as a bandleader. He was the FIRST young musician I’d met who had the drive, passion and skill of my peers like Roy Hargrove, Eric Reed, Greg Hutchinson and Antonio Hart. He’s only worried about being the best musician he can possibly be. He’s the ultimate professional” – Christian McBride

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