The Chan Centre Joshua Redman: Still Dreaming

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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents jazz heavyweight Joshua Redman with the critically acclaimed band Still Dreaming on November 13th.

Chan Centre Presents Joshua Redman: Still Dreaming

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 8:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)
Tickets: From $46 available online now »

Still Dreaming: Photo Jon Brown

Redman, one of the world’s most renowned saxophonists, pays tribute to the highly revered quartet Old and New Dreams, of which his father Dewey Redman was a member. Joined by three of the most imaginative musicians in contemporary jazz — Ron Miles on trumpet, Scott Colley on bass, and Brian Blade on drums — the bandleader embarks on an uninhibited, unpredictable exploration of the free jazz of the 1970s and ’80s.

Despite a musical upbringing, Redman initially eschewed the professional musician path and graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. He was on his way to Yale Law School when he decided to defer for a year to join friends in Brooklyn. What began with a few jam sessions with some of his generation’s best musicians — Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, and Kevin Hays, among others — soon led to full immersion in the local jazz scene. Five months after moving to New York, Redman won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Within another 18 months, he was signed by Warner Bros. and released his debut studio album, Joshua Redman, which earned a Grammy Award nomination in 1993.

When Redman decided to create a tribute band, he turned to Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade. Each musician has a corresponding, personal connection to his father’s original 1970s quartet. Miles embodies the contemporary spirit of trumpeter Cherry; Colley studied under and was closely mentored by his personal icon, bassist Haden; and Blade is deeply embedded in New Orleans drumming traditions that defined Blackwell’s distinctive style.

Still Dreaming will perform predominantly original compositions from their self-titled debut album released in May 2018, such as Redman’s mesmerizing “Unanimity” and Colley’s invigorating “New Year.” The concert will also showcase contemporary takes on well-loved Old and New Dreams standards: Haden’s “Playing” and Coleman’s “Comme II Faut.”

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  1. patricia says:

    One of my favourite tracks, ever–and the one that introduced me to Redman’s music–is his duet with Yo Yo Ma, on “My One and Only You”. Check it out:-)

  2. Meredith says:

    I saw Joshua Redman gosh probably 15 years ago. Would love to see him live again.

  3. Harold says:

    Would be nice.

  4. behzad says:

    Would love to go

  5. Renate says:

    A very nice prize!

  6. Cindy says:

    Would make a great date night!

  7. Jazzy says:

    This sounds great!

  8. Shelley Butcher says:

    Love Jazz!🎵🎶 This sounds amazing!

  9. dane says:


  10. sara says:

    This would be sooooo good!

  11. Donald says:

    Sounds great!

  12. Jason B says:


  13. Ron says:

    I love jazz so this would be great to win!

  14. Claire says:

    I have 2 trompet players at home who would enjoy this concert! That would be a great prize to win.

  15. Emma says:

    I play trumpet myself and would love to see a live jazz performance!! 🎺

  16. Season Lau says:

    lovely concert

  17. Jarod McKelvey says:

    I hope I win this! lol

  18. Simon Crum says:

    Trumpetation inspiration!

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