Zakir Hussain & Joshua Redman: Sold out!
Zakir Hussain with Joshua Redman
The scion of a legendary Hindustani percussion dynasty, Zakir Hussain is universally acknowledged as the world’s greatest tabla virtuoso, a master of classical North Indian music who has collaborated with a glittering roster of international stars. Bay Area audiences have been fortunate to experience Hussain’s groundbreaking creative journey up close since he settled in the region to teach at San Anselmo’s Ali Akbar Khan College of Music in 1970. As a bandleader, a dogged promoter of Hindustani and South Indian Carnatic traditions, a Bollywood and Hollywood film composer, and a pioneer of world music and Indo-jazz fusion, he’s blazed a mind-boggling array of musical trails. His SFJAZZ Center residency showcases a cross section of his creative pursuits, building on longstanding relationships and introducing several new ones.
Sunday marks a first-time duo encounter between Hussain and saxophone giant Joshua Redman. A Berkeley native, Redman has established himself as the preeminent tenor player of his generation, recording 13 albums as a leader, co-founding the SFJAZZ Collective and touring the world with the recent co-op quartet project, James Farm. For this momentous meeting, the shared improvisational prowess of these two titans from the jazz and Indian classical worlds will bridge cultures in the name of fresh exploration.
Joshua Redman saxophones
Zakir Hussain tabla