Joshua Redman will be the Stanford University Department of Music's Mohr Visiting Artist for Winter 2019. Among his activities will be teaching Music 120D -- Jazz Improvisation (auditions will be required).
Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s. 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 he deferred entrance for what he believed was only going to be one year. Moving to New York, he immediately found himself immersed in that city's burgeoning jazz scene. Since then, Joshua has worked and played with a vast array of jazz luminaries, released 21 albums for Warner and Nonesuch, been nominated for a Grammy six times, and garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice, and Rolling Stone.
The Mohr Visiting Artist program brings acclaimed and emerging artists to campus for a one-term period to teach a credited course and provide a presentation, exhibition, or performance for the Stanford community and the public. The Department of Music and the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) each host one Mohr Visiting Artist per year. | The Mohr Visiting Artist Program is supported by Nancy and Larry Mohr.