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SpouseGabrielle Armand
FactJazz saxophonist

Joshua Redman was born on February 1, 1969, in Berkeley, California. His father, Dewey Redman, was a jazz saxophonist and his mother, Renee Shedroff, was a singer. He has two sisters, Jessica and Rebecca. Redman was exposed to jazz at a young age through his father’s work. He began playing the saxophone when he was ten years old. Redman attended Berkeley High School, where he played in the jazz band. He then went on to study at Harvard University, where he graduated with a degree in economics in 1991.

Redman began his professional career as a sideman for such artists as Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Horace Silver. He released his first album as a leader, “Joshua Redman”, in 1992. The album was well-received by critics and helped to establish Redman as a leading voice in the jazz world. He has since released a number of highly acclaimed albums as a leader, including “Freedom in the Groove” (1996), “Beyond” (2000), and “Trio Grande” (2007).

Redman is also a member of the cooperative band “The Bad Plus”. The band has released eight albums, including the Grammy-nominated “Never Stop” (2010).

Redman has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (for his performance on the song “Ask Me Now” from the album “Beyond”), the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, and the Down Beat Critics Poll.

Redman has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has been married to his wife, Lisa Meyer, since 2002. The couple has two children together.

General Info

Full NameJoshua Redman
ProfessionComposer, Bandleader, Saxophonist
EducationHarvard University, Berkeley High School


SpouseGabrielle Armand
ParentsDewey Redman, Renee Shedroff
SiblingsTarik Redman


AwardsGrammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album
Music GroupsJames Farm, SFJAZZ Collective, The Atomic Bomb Band
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, Porin Award for Best Foreign Jazz Music Album
MoviesBlues Brothers 2000, Vanya on 42nd Street, Eastwood After Hours, Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years, On Stage at World Cafe Live: Joshua Redman, Reading Rainbow: Music, Music, Everywhere

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The National Christmas Tree Lighting2009TV Special performer: "The Christmas Song"
Space Cowboys2000performer: "THE BEST IS YET TO COME", "HIT THE ROAD, JACK"
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil1997performer: "I'm An Old Cowhand"
Stolen Moments.: Red Hot+Cool1994TV Movie documentary performer: "Nocturnal Sunshine"


Arthur1999TV SeriesUncle Josh
Blues Brothers 20001998The Louisiana Gator Boys
Kansas City1996Hey-Hey Club Musician: Tenor Saxophone

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American Masters2000TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story1995TV Movie musician


Vanya on 42nd Street1994


The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary short special thanks


The National Christmas Tree Lighting2009TV SpecialHimself
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace2008TV MovieHimself
Newport Jazz Festival2005TV Movie
On Stage at World Cafe Live2005TV SeriesPerformer
Rendezvous in New York2004Video documentaryHimself
Arthur2002TV SeriesHimself
Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years1998Video documentaryHimself - Host
Later... With Jools Holland1998TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Rolling Stones: Bridges to Babylon Tour '97-981997TV Movie documentaryHimself (Guest Saxophone player on "Waiting on a Friend")
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHimself
North Sea Jazz Festival1997TV MovieHimself
Reading Rainbow1997TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances1997TV SeriesHimself
Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall1997TV Special documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
Stolen Moments.: Red Hot+Cool1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le cercle de minuit1994TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest

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