James Farm ft. Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman & Eric Harland

Mainstream Jazz

Son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff, JOSHUA REDMAN was exposed to a variety of music and instruments from birth. By the age of 10, he had already picked out his primary instrument – the tenor saxophone. While he loved music, academics were his first priority and Redman never seriously considered becoming a professional musician.

In 1991, Redman graduated summa cum laude from Harvard and had already been accepted to Yale Law when he moved to Brooklyn with some friends. He was soon entrenched in the New York jazz scene and deferred his law school acceptance. Redman played with the leading jazz musicians around, including Peter Bernstein and Leon Parker.

After a year of touring, gigging and growing, Redman was fully committed to a life of music and was signed to Warner Bros. Records. His eponymous debut album earned Redman his first Grammy nomination. Over the next ten years, Redman released several albums and toured extensively. In 2002, he formed The Elastic Band, a groove based trio who put out the 2005 Grammy-nominated Momentum. Meanwhile, Redman was named Artistic Director for the Spring Season of SFJAZZ and created the SFJAZZ Collective, an ensemble of highly creative, accomplished musicians.

Redman formed James Farm in 2009. A new collaborative project that infuses traditional acoustic jazz quartet instrumentation with a progressive attitude and modern sound, James Farm is harmonically rich and complex. In addition to his own projects, Redman has performed with Yo Yo Ma, The Dave Matthews Band and many, many more.

SUN 10/2, 6:00pm click to purchase tickets

$13 – $32
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“If ever there was a player perfectly suited to the title of heir apparent in the world of jazz, saxman Joshua Redman is it. After listening to his music, you know intuitively that jazz is in his veins.” – Andrea Lewis, The Progressive

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