Kirkland Performance Center presents...
Joshua Redman with SRJO
- Sunday, April 5, 2020 – 2:00PM
- Adult: $60.00
- Youth: $25.00
Superstar of the tenor saxophone Joshua Redman joins the SRJO in a concert of his own compositions and his favorite jazz classics, paying tribute to the greats of the tenor saxophone and more. He has released more than 20 albums as leader (on Warner Bros. and Nonesuch records) and has been featured on albums and tours with numerous leading jazz artists such as Chick Corea, Elvin Jones, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Christian McBride, Cedar Walton, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins. The son of famed tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, Joshua was the winner of the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, gaining him immediate worldwide attention. His first album as a leader was released in 1993, and earned him his very first GRAMMY nomination (and several other nominations have followed). Since then, his work with the Joshua Redman Quartet, the Elastic Band, the SFJAZZ Collective, The Bad Plus, and even the New Zealand Symphony, has brought him critical acclaim around the globe. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the SRJO with one of the leading jazz artists of our time.
The award-winning, 17-piece Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble, co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox, nationally recognized director of bands at Seattle’s Garfield High School, and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, long-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Music.
The ensemble includes many of the region’s best-loved jazz soloists and bandleaders, and their extensive and growing repertoire is drawn from the 100-year history of jazz, from turn-of-the-20th century ragtime to turn-of-the-21st century avant-garde.
Recently, the cities of Seattle and Kirkland and the state of Washington proclaimed October 4th “Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Day” in honor of the organization’s achievements. Their newest compact disc, “Benny Carter’s Kansas City Suite,” which features narration from Clarence Acox and a performance by the late Hadley Caliman, was released in November 2014 and has already achieved wide sales throughout the region. For more information about the SRJO, visit srjo.org.
Genre Tags: Jazz