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Tuesday November 12, 2019

From The Mercury News

Bay Area jazz star Joshua Redman’s new gig ‘” teaching music at Stanford
By: JIM HARRINGTON

“The saxophonist-composer-bandleader has been brought in as a ‘visiting artist’ with the Department of Music in the School of the Humanities and Sciences for the 2019-2020 school year. In this role, he’ll be teaching masterclasses and improvisation courses, as well as guest lecturing and coaching the school’s jazz combos and performing with the Stanford Jazz Orchestra. It’s a cool turn of events, but definitely one that the Bay Area jazz star ‘” who still calls Berkeley home ‘” didn’t see coming. ‘I’ve never considered myself a teacher and an educator,’ says Redman, who is the son of jazz saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff.. ‘I didn’t come through the music education system. I never really studied music formally at all. So, I feel uniquely unqualified to be a teacher.’”

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