Jazz pianist, Christian Sands. With pure grace, passion and skill, Christian creates a sound that is timeless, modern and full of warmth. Expression is draped through each note, providing a true space to stop, listen and breathe.
'Be Water' is his latest creative offering, the album takes its title from the philosophy of martial arts master, Bruce Lee. Like the formidable power of water, Christian Sands has created a tranquil and hypnotic album. Unbound by form or structure, his musical composition and performance flows like water.
Who are the most significant influences on your musical life and career?
It starts with my family. My parents and my younger brother have always been supporters and advocates on creativity and expressing yourself in any way you can. Then it moves to the mentors and teachers I’ve had along the way but I truly think, most importantly, it’s the fans. They keep you honest.
How important is the message in the music? The message in my music really depends on the listener. I want to evoke thought and feeling, taking you on multiple journeys because life is that if you let it be. I believe the more honest communication you have with yourself, the better individual you can be, and the better you can spread positivity through the world.
What is your process to creating music? It comes when it wants to [laugh]. When I create, the inspiration can spark from anything, a conversation I’ve had, a sound I’ve heard, I film I’ve watched. Especially in the time of 2020, there’s a lot to reflect on and document.
What is your life philosophy?
My philosophy is to be open. There are certain things in life that you can control and certain things that you cannot plan. Be prepared either way as best you can, as honestly as you can and the universe will take care of the rest.