Jazz Pianist Christian Sands and Trio Coming to Kahilu Theatre October 11



[wp-svg-icons icon=”calendar” wrap=”b”] Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
Doors 6:00 p.m. | Show 7:00 p.m.

[wp-svg-icons icon=”location” wrap=”b”] 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea
(808) 885-6868


Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. He will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. Accompanying him on stage will be bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Jerome Jennings. Ticket info below.

In the last few years Sands has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. His skills have cemented him a place in jazz history as an indestructible force with an unwavering allegiance to his musical artistry.

“Christian Sands represents a new generation of musicians schooled, like many of his contemporaries in other genres, on a wide range of musical styles.”  The Vinyl District

Sands has been relentlessly touring with two sensitive and accomplished accompanists, bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Jerome Jennings. The three are locked in sync as every moment is played with purpose. “I like the freedom of the trio format,” says Sands. “It’s more dramatic to me. It’s a smaller entity but with a big personality. I can fit it into different situations dynamically, compositionally.”

Earlier this year Sands was named creative ambassador to The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the legacy of the late great pianist Erroll Garner. After inheriting the position from Geri Allen – one of Sands’ mentors – he is a natural fit for the role. Sands has that same affable understanding of the audience as he recognizes their innate desire to be entertained as well as enlightened.

If You Go… Have A Good Show!

The Christian Sands Trio will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50/$25 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela (Waimea).

Photo: Anna Weber


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