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JOSHUA REDMAN

Saxophonist, Recording Artist, Composer


  • Born: February 1, 1969 in Berkeley, CA

  • Mother: Renee Shedroff

  • Father: Dewey Redman

  • Raised by his mother in Berkeley, CA

  • Pre-College Education: Berkeley Public Schools

  • Began playing saxophone in the 5th grade at the age of 10

  • 1982 - 1986: Played with the Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble

  • Undergraduate education: Harvard University (1987 - 1991), graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Social Studies

  • 1991: Accepted to Yale Law School for matriculation, but requested and was granted a year deferment

  • Summer 1991: Moved to New York City to "take a year off" - Chose to pursue a life in music and never attended law school

  • November 1991: Won first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition

  • Summer 1991 - Spring 1993: Toured and recorded extensively as a sideman

  • 1993: Released first two records on Warner Bros - The Grammy-nominated Joshua Redmanreleased in the Spring; Wish, featuring Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden and Billie Higgins released in the Fall

  • 1994 on: Toured extensively as a band leader

  • 1994 - 2002: Released a total of seven records on Warner Bros. - Moodswing, Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard, Freedom in the Groove, Timeless Tales (for Changing Times), Beyond, Passage of Time and Elastic

  • 2000: Became Artistic Director of the SFJAZZ Spring Season, a position held for seven years

  • 2004: With SFJAZZ, conceived and organized the SFJAZZ Collective (a composer's "workshop" band dedicated to new music)

  • 2004 - 2007: Served as Artistic Director of the SFJAZZ Collective

  • 2005: Released first record on Nonesuch Records, the Grammy-nominated Momentum

  • 2007 & 2009: Released Back East and Compass respectively, two albums in the trio format

  • 1991 - present: Performed and recorded with artists such as: Brian Blade, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, The Dave Matthews Band, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Aaron Goldberg, Larry Goldings, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Roy Haynes, Billie Higgins, Milt Jackson, Elvin Jones, Quincy Jones, Big Daddy Kane, Geoff Keezer, B.B. King, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, DJ Logic, Joe Lovano, Yo Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, John Medeski, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Paul Motian, MeShell Ndegeocello, Leon Parker, Nicholas Payton, John Psathas, Simon Rattle, Dewey Redman, Dianne Reeves, Melvin Rhyne, The Rolling Stones, The Roots, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Scofield, Soulive, String Cheese Incident, Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans, The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Mark Turner, McCoy Tyner, Umphrey's McGee, US3, Cedar Walton, Bugge Wesseltoft, Stevie Wonder and Sam Yahe

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