listopad, 2017

04lis(lis 4)19:0005(lis 5)01:00Joshua Redman by Leszczyński Quartet Project / Swing Night19:00 - 01:00 (5) Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant


Joshua Redman by Leszczyński Quartet Project
Zapraszamy na koncert poświęcony twórczości Joshua Redmana, który poprowadzi Mateusz Leszczyński – Saksofony, Bogdan Skiedrzyński – gitara, Wojtek Bergander – kontrabas, Kuba Lechki – perkusja
Karpeta Jazz Brothers
Zapraszamy na wieczór z muzyką swingowa.
bilety 20 zl przez cały wieczór


Joshua Redman was born in Berkeley, California, to jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer and librarian Renee Shedroff. He was exposed to many kinds of music at the Center for World Music in Berkeley, where his mother studied South Indian dance. Some of his earliest lessons in music and improvisation were on recorder with gamelan player Jody Diamond. He was exposed at an early age to a variety of musics and instruments and began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to what became his primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, one year later. Redman cites John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cannonball Adderley, his father Dewey Redman, as well as the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, the Police and Led Zeppelin as musical influences.

Redman graduated from Berkeley High School, class of 1986, after having been a part of the award-winning Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble for all four years of high school. After graduation, Joshua frequented the classroom jam sessions of Bay Area pianist and professor of music (at Laney College in Oakland, California), Ed Kelly. It was there that he performed alongside his friend Robert Stewart (saxophonist).

In 1991, he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society. He had already been accepted by Yale Law School, but deferred entrance for what he believed was only going to be one year. Some of his friends had recently relocated to Brooklyn, and they were looking for another housemate to help with the rent. Redman accepted their invitation to move in, and almost immediately he found himself immersed in the New York jazz scene. He began jamming and gigging regularly with some of the leading jazz musicians of his generation and that of his father, including Brad Mehldau, Peter Martin, Mark Turner, Peter Bernstein, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Kevin Hays, Jorge Rossy, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins, among others.

Redman won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1991, and began focusing on his musical career. He was signed by Warner Bros. Records and issued his first self-titled album in the spring of 1993, which subsequently earned Redman his first Grammy nomination. He continued to develop his style throughout the 1990s, beginning with a sideman appearance on Elvin Jones’ Youngblood alongside Javon Jackson, and following up with an appearance on his father Dewey’s 1992 record Choices. On his second album as a leader, Wish, he was joined by a notable lineup consisting of guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins; this group then toured as The Joshua Redman Quartet, featuring Christian McBride in place of Charlie Haden. He continued to work with various quartets, including one with pianist Brad Mehldau until forming a new trio, Elastic, with keyboardist Sam Yahel and drummer Brian Blade. The trio debuted under the moniker Yaya3, producing one album under this name. The same group of musicians made up the core on Redman’s Elastic album, before becoming known as the Joshua Redman Elastic Band. Some of his works were featured on The Weather Channel’s Local on the 8s. Redman performed in a fictitious supergroup, “The Louisiana Gator Boys”, in the 1998 film Blues Brothers 2000, performing on “How Blue Can You Get?” and “New Orleans”.


Data i Godzina

sob., 04 lis 2017 19:00:00 - niedz., 05 lis 2017 01:00:00


Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

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