He grew up in San Francisco, son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and a Russian-Jewish dancer. He graduated at the top of his high school class and summa cum laude from Harvard. He was accepted to Yale Law School but took some time off in Brooklyn, New York where he grew serious about jazz. By the late '90s, Redman established himself as a sophisticated experimenter, exploring funk, soul, hip-hop, and pop music.
Hear a conversation with saxophonist Joshua Redman about changing the shape of jazz music today.
Joshua Redman, saxophonist, composer and bandleader. His new CDs are "Momentum" and the "SF Jazz Collective."
This program aired on June 24, 2005.