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The Star.Com - Joshua Redman performs with new band at Toronto Jazz Festival Joshua Redman performs with new band at Toronto Jazz Festival
Since graduating from Harvard in 1991, turning down Yale Law School and winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition that same year, Joshua Redman has been acclaimed as one of the most talented horn players of his generation. With 11 albums to his name, the California tenor — son of late legendary saxman Dewey Redman — is a popular headliner, so it’s surprising to find him downplaying his brand as part of the leaderless James Farm, which makes its Toronto debut at Enwave Theatre on Wednesday for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
The group includes pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland (Ari Hoenig will sub in Toronto), all 10-15 years younger than the 41-year-old Redman. More...