Saxophonist Joshua Redman Joins UT Jazz Orchestra Tonight
Born in Berkeley, California in the 1960s, Joshua Redman is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. He is one of the most recognizable jazz saxophonists, as famous for his masterful straight-ahead post-bop improvisations as he is for his explorations of groove-based idioms. Redman won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition for saxophone in 1991, and has played alongside of many jazz icons including Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, and Clark Terry.
Directed by Professor Jeff Hellmer, the UT Jazz Orchestra is the Butler School of Music's premier jazz ensemble. The Jazz Orchestra has performed with such masters as Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Conrad Herwig, John Clayton, Maria Schneider, and Stefon Harris in recent years. The ensemble's eclectic repertoire features original compositions of its members.
For more information on the UT Butler School of Music, visit http://texasperformingarts.org/season/joshua-redman-ut-jazz-orchestra-austin.
Tonight, April 12, 2014, 7:30 pm - The University of Texas Butler School of Music Division of Jazz in partnership with Texas Performing Arts presents the UT Jazz Orchestra with special guest Joshua Redman at Bates Recital Hall (2350 Robert Dedman Dr.). A map of the campus: TexasPerformingArts.org/visit/maps_directions. Tickets ($32 / $10 student tickets / discounted tickets available for UT faculty & staff, seniors and Military) are on sale now at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Ticket Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.