The musician will perform Nov. 2.

Five-time Grammy nominated pianist Christian Sands will play the Christina Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington on Friday, Nov. 2. 

The concert will be a continuation of the CACC's music series, "Live @ Christina," held in the intimate setting of its Clifford Brown Performance Center.  

Christina Executive Director Raye Jones Avery and faculty member Ken Brown first met Sands during a National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts conference in Boston more than a decade ago, when Sands was a young teen. The two subsequently invited Sands to Wilmington and perform in concert at the Delaware Theater Company with his ensemble.

Not yet 30 years of age, Sands is one of the most in-demand pianists currently working in jazz. In the last few years, he has toured the world as a bandleader, recently appearing as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter.

Sands released his dynamic Mack Avenue debut CD Reach in 2017. Facing Dragons, his newest CD released this year, heralds his return to the recording studio with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove.

This engagement of Christian Sands is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Christina's mission is to make all genres of arts education and experiences accessible to all, but most especially low-income communities.

CACC is celebrating more than 70 years of delivering impactful arts experiences and education to the community. Christina faculty provide arts learning in such diverse areas as music, dance, visual art, drama, martial arts, early childhood arts education and youth violence prevention.

One of the hallmarks of Christina is its annual presentation of intimate live performances of local, regional and internationally known artists in its own Clifford Brown Performance Space. For more information, call 302.652.0101 or visit