Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman, a well-known American jazz saxophonist, was born February 1, 1969. He records for Nonesuch Records. Redman, a Black and Jewish musician, was born in Berkeley. Redman is the son jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman. He graduated from Berkeley High School. In 1991, he graduated summa laude from Harvard University. He was also a member Phi Beta Kappa Society. Redman was awarded the Thelonious Monk International jazz saxophone competition that same year. He then began to focus on his musical career. Redman developed his style throughout the 1990s, starting with a guest appearance on Choices by his father in 1992. His second album, Wish, was his solo effort. He was joined by guitarist Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden. After working with several quartets, he formed Elastic with keyboardist Sam Yahel, and drummer Brian Blade. He is also the artistic director at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Collective. This group is widely considered to be a rival to Wynton Marsalis’ stylistically neoclassicist Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Redman, who is also the uncle of Francine (one of the main characters), has made an appearance on an episode Arthur. He is also seen in a boxing match with Yo-Yo Ma, a classical cellist. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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