Conjunto is James Sanders’ project to unite his classical training and theory with the freedom of jazz improvisation anf his Dominican heritage, all grounded in lively and complex Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
With Proyecto Libre, Sanders combines his Caribbean heritage and command of Afro-Latin idioms with a forward thinking, purely improvisational aesthetic by bringing musicians from both genres together in a freewheeling musical experiment.
Music for Violin & Drums
An ongoing series of audio-video collaborations with drummers and percussionists of different traditions with the added visual element of newly choreographed dance interpretations.
Dark Matter String Band
A collaboration with bassist Christian Dillingham that explores the idea of early 20th Century African-American string band music in a 21st Century context.
Blue Violin Quartet
Blue Violin is the culmination of a two decade plus exploration of the art of jazz, James Sanders' tribute to the masters of the jazz violin tradition.