“Unparalleled among horn players today” – JazzTimes
Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990’s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. In 1991 Redman graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude and had already been accepted by Yale Law School, but deferred entrance for what he believed was only going to be one year. Instead, he moved to New York City and immediately found himself immersed in the city’s burgeoning jazz scene. Five months later Redman was named winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Since then, Redman has worked and played with a vast array of jazz luminaries, released over twenty albums (Warner & Nonesuch), and has garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone.
This engagement represents Convocations’ kick-off contribution to the 2022 Purdue Jazz Festival. The Purdue University Bands event brings more than 2,500 middle- and high-school students to campus for a weekend of concerts, clinics and competition, including powerful residency activities with Joshua Redman and his ensemble.
This engagement will now feature the Joshua Redman Trio, instead of the Joshua Redman Quartet. The jazz saxophone trio, a piano-less trio of saxophone, bass and drums, is a tradition pioneered by Sonny Rollins and expanded by Joe Henderson, among many other saxophone greats. Joshua Redman’s work in this format is celebrated as well, notably with his lauded release, Joshua Redman: Trios Live on Nonesuch (2014). The Purdue engagement will feature longtime collaborators Matt Penman on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums.
We appreciate your understanding regarding the program change.
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