Westport Arts Center's 2011-12 Jazz Series will present jazz pianist Christian Sands at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., in the Southport section of Fairfield.

Sands, 22, will play a tribute to jazz pianist Billy Taylor. Brian Torff, the center's artistic director, will join Sands on bass with a yet-to-be-announced drummer.

Sands, who began playing the piano at age 3 and composing at 5, has performed at the 2006 and 2007 Grammy Awards, having played with pianist Oscar Peterson in 2006. He also has been featured as Taylor's guest for his 2006 and 2007 Jazz at the Kennedy Center series and at the 2008 NSO Pops Salute to Jazz in Washington, D.C.

Tickets are $25, $10 for college students and $5 for children 18 and younger. Center members receive 10 percent off concert tickets.

For more information, call the center at 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org.