A double-faced Janus who turns jerky melodies into splashes of pearl, a forty-finger pianist – this is the way contemporaries described the phenomenal jazz virtuoso, composer, pianist, and showman Erroll Garner. He never learned music notation, but his performance created an illusion of several pianos going together.
Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck and other influential jazz musicians of the second half of the twentieth century could not but fall under the spell of Garner’s style and the splendor of music flowing from his fingers.
This jazz night in Sochi is dedicated to the memory of the great musician by the young pianist Christian Sands, who, as well as Garner, performs with his jazz trio. A Grammy nominee and a finalist of the American Pianists Association Awards for jazz pianists, he is actively engaged in different projects, concerts, and recordings.
In the beginning of 2019, Sands was chosen to represent the Erroll Garner Project, which targets the dissemination of knowledge about Garner’s work.
Christian Sands and his trio perform in Sochi for the first time.