* Christian Sands

September 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
DC 20007
$25 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Fees)

Pianist Christian Sands has deep ties to D.C. jazz: he was mentored by the late, great Dr. Billy Taylor and frequently shares stages with Ben Williams. His music often from a more global perspective, bringing in the rhythmic influence of Afro-Cuban jazz and West African percussion. His own tone rests somewhere around Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, strongly rooted in the bop tradition but containing a flexibility and spryness that allows his touch to flow with the array of rhythms behind him. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.



Jackson Sinnenberg

About Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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