Joshua Redman FREE Jazz Youth Workshop
October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
October 7th, 12:00pm-1:30pm at Booth Playhouse
JazzArts Charlotte welcomes Joshua Redman for a jazz educational workshop. As a way to deepen the interaction of our national jazz performing artists with the local music community, JazzArts Charlotte welcomes student musicians from the Charlotte area and beyond to learn from this world-renowned jazz innovator.
This applied workshop is open to middle and high schooler musicians, with at least a year on your instrument. All instruments are welcome – you are invited to bring it along.
FREE. Registration required.
Acclaimed saxophonist Joshua Redman kicks off JAZZ ROOM Season 19, premiering his all-star quartet with Aaron Parks, Joe Sanders, and Brian Blade, performing music from his new Blue Note Records debut album Where Are We, featuring vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa.
Redman notes that “the surface concept of where are we is rather simple: each of the songs on the album is about, or at least makes reference to, a specific geographical location (city or state or region) in the United States: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia,’ Count Basie’s ‘Going To Chicago,’ Rodgers & Hart’s ‘Manhattan,’ John Coltrane’s ‘Alabama,’ etc… So, on one level, this is an album ‘about’ America — at once a celebration and a critique. But it is also, to varying degrees, a ballads album, a standards album, an album of romantic longing, an album of social reflection, an album of melodic invention, an album of improvisational adventure, an album of mashups, perhaps even a tribute album of sorts.”
Thank you to the program sponsors and supporters, who each bring jazz alive in Charlotte: Infusion Fund, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, Arts & Science Council and O’s Place Jazz.