Joshua Redman and Band in Concert
January 13, 2023
Arizona Arts Live and the Tucson Jazz Festival invite you to an evening featuring some of jazz’s greatest works. Join us as we welcome Grammy-nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman to Centennial Hall.
Born in Berkeley, California Joshua Redman is 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.
Joshua Redman’s latest project is a celebration of the power of three – the music of three iconic jazz composers interpreted in the classic trio format of saxophone, bass, and drums. The 3×3 concept emerged in part from Redman’s COVID pandemic experience which left him in the unprecedented situation of not being able to make music with another human being “in a real space, in real-time” for over six months. Redman’s collaborations include some of music’s most notable icons including The Dave Matthews Band, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Yo Yo Ma, Brad Mehldau, The Rolling Stones, The Roots, and Stevie Wonder.
Presented together with the Tucson Jazz Festival.