EDMONTON– TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival is excited to announce the headliner double-bill for this year’s Festival, Joshua Redman & Cécile McLorin Salvant. Tickets are now on sale at the Winspear Centre Box Office. Tickets start at $29 and are available by visiting winspearcentre.com or by calling 780-428-1414 or toll free 1-800-563-5081. The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival will run June 21 to 30, 2019 at a variety of venues. Please visit edmontonjazz.com or follow facebook/instagram/twitter @edmontonjazz to learn more and stay connected.
Tuesday, June 25 2019 7:30 p.m. Winspear Centre Tickets at Winspear Centre Box Office winspearcentre.com 780.428.1414
Tickets Range from $29-$59 + service charges
Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. He was exposed at an early age to a variety of musics (jazz, classical, rock, soul, Indian, Indonesian, Middle-Eastern, African) and instruments (recorder, piano, guitar, gatham, gamelan), and began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to what became his primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, one year later. The early influences of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cannonball Adderley and his father, Dewey Redman, as well as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, The Police, and Led Zeppelin drewJoshua more deeply into music.
In The Joshua Redman Quartet, Redman evokes a sound that can be challenging, provocative, and forward-looking, but also hard-swinging, melodic, and soulful music with a joyous and celebratory spirit. Come What May, the Quartet’s first recording in almost two decades, was released March 29th on Nonesuch Records.
JazzTimes says it best: Joshua Redman is ‘unparalleled among horn players today.’
The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under the span of a decade she has evolved from a darling of jazz critics and fans, to a multi-GRAMMY® Award winner, to a prescient and fearless voice in music today.
Since 2010, McLorin Salvant has soared to the top of the music world, garnering praise and gathering awards. “She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace,” announced Wynton Marsalis. “You get a singer like this once in a generation or two.” She has been honoured with top spots in DownBeat’s critic’s polls in the categories of“Jazz Album of the Year” and “Top Female Vocalist.” NPR Music has awarded her “Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year” and “Best Jazz Vocalist.” Her debut album, WomanChild (2013), received a GRAMMY® nomination. And her following releases, For One to Love (2015) and Dreams and Daggers (2017), both won GRAMMY® Awards for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Cécile also won the GRAMMY® for Best Jazz Vocal Album for The Window (2018).