Christian Sands joins the Jazz Project.
Christian Sands joins The Erroll Garner Jazz Project as Creative Ambassador & Co-Producer
Octave Music Licensing, LLC is excited and proud to announce a new collaboration between The Erroll Garner Jazz Project and Mack Avenue recording artist Christian Sands. As Creative Ambassador and Co-Producer, Sands will help to illuminate Erroll Garner’s cultural legacy and bring his music to a new generation of fans through performance programs, recording projects and educational initiatives.
With a level of musicianship and mastery already known to many, Christian’s soulful, innovative piano playing, and sophisticated style make him a natural fit to reinvigorate and re-imagine the works of Erroll Garner.
“We first heard Christian Sands perform Garner’s music at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2015 at the Three Pianos Tribute to Concert By The Sea led by Geri Allen. Geri said to us then, that Christian interpreted Garner with an energy and wit like no other, and we agreed. Since that time we have listened and watched as Christian has continued to carve out his sound and release his own music to critical acclaim. With the passing of the brilliant musician, innovator, and educator Geri Allen, The Erroll Garner Jazz Project and Octave Music lost our great friend and musical compass. As Geri Allen’s former student and dear friend, Christian could not be a better choice to continue that work.” Says President of Octave Music and Director of The Erroll Garner Jazz project, Susan Rosenberg.