Thursday, April 3 | 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 3 | 9:00 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2014 Concert Series
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Saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. The process of discovery is important to Joshua Redman, as is the communication and dialogue with his fellow musicians. He enjoys not knowing where the musical conversation will go. In addition to his solo career, Redman has recorded and performed with countless other artists, from the Dave Matthews Band and the Rolling Stones to B. B. King and Herbie Hancock.
In 2000, Redman was named artistic director for the spring season of the San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ), a nonprofit jazz-presenting center. Redman and SFJAZZ executive director Randall Kline had a “eureka moment”: the creation of the SFJAZZ Collective, an ensemble distinguished both by the creativity of its members and a unique primary emphasis on composition. Redman is now touring as the Joshua Redman Quartet, with Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums.
The New York Times calls Redman’s latest album, Walking Shadows, a “luxurious, calmly ambitious” work.
“When it’s done this well, you can forget about all the other things jazz could or should be doing.”—New York TimesBack to Concerts