"There’s no 'I' in Jazz," Joshua Redman's Mohr Visiting Artist lecture, explores the relationship between the individual and the collective in America’s great groove-based improvised music.
Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, CA, 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 he deferred entrance for what he believed was only going to be one year. He moved to New York and immediately found himself immersed in the burgeoning jazz scene. Five months later, Redman was named the winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Since then, Joshua has worked and played with a vast array of jazz luminaries, released twenty-one albums on Warner and Nonesuch, been nominated for a Grammy six times, and has garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice, and Rolling Stone.
Note: This event is now sold out in advance.