LIVE STREAMING EVENT: The Christian Sands Trio - Friday & Saturday, August 7th & 8th at 8pm


The incredible talent Christian Sands celebrates his recently released, Be Water, with the core trio from that date of bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn in two Smoke Jazz Club live stream concerts. Sands’ piano promise was recognized from a young age and his teachers have included Dr. Billy Taylor, Dave Brubeck, Jason Moran, and Vijay Iyer. He gained wide acclaim after Christian McBride added him to his group Inside Straight where he stayed for six years. The New York Times says, “Sands is already known as one of the most commanding pianists of jazz’s young generation, a gospel-infused technician with contemporary sensibilities and a deeply rhythmic approach.” Downbeat calls him, “an imaginative composer, a clever arranger and a skillful technician with a fluid style.” This trio promises a special evening as raves about “the effortless hookup Sands has with bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn.”

Don't Miss This Special Performance and Opportunity to Support Musicians and Live Music in New York City!

This is how it works:
The performances will be delivered via a safe and secure, private YouTube stream. Simply purchase a streaming pass from InstantSeats (click the Get Tickets button ) and you will receive an e-mail to a “locked and secure” pre-event screen. A countdown clock will show when your event codes will be revealed. After the code is revealed, another clock will show the live stream start time. We highly recommend that you listen on speakers or wired headphones as wireless headphones could cause a delay between audio and video. Note that each stream (Friday & Saturday) will be available for 24 hours only after the start of each performance to allow audiences in different time zones or with scheduling conflicts to watch these streams at their convenience.

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Eddie Henderson - "Shuffle and Deal"

Shuffle and Deal finds trumpet great Eddie Henderson with a brilliant all-star quintet featuring pianist Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Mike Clark.

Released before Henderson’s landmark 80th birthday later this year, Shuffle and Deal reveals a master at the height of his powers, able to unleash blistering, agile runs on bop burners as well as explore ballads with an exquisite fragility. If anything about this date looks backwards through the trumpeter’s eight-decade history, it’s not the vitality of the playing but the structure of the program, which keeps an engaged audience firmly in mind throughout.

“I want the audience to really feel the music and start moving,” Henderson insists. “Jazz started as dance music in the first place, so I want to bring that element back into the music. The telltale common denominator when people are really enjoying themselves is when they feel like they want to get up and dance. Not the European concept of listening to music, just sitting still and static, shushing people and politely clapping at the end of the tune. No! I thought it was supposed to be fun. That’s the way I grew up".

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