Joshua Redman & Zakir Hussain | SFJAZZ

Joshua Redman and Zakir Hussain

Joshua Redman & Zakir Hussain

Joshua Redman
& Zakir Hussain

Sunday, September 17, 3:00pm · 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Joshua Redman and Zakir Hussain
Joshua Redman and Zakir Hussain

Joshua Redman & Zakir Hussain

Joshua Redman
& Zakir Hussain

Sunday, September 17, 3:00pm · 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Joshua Redman and Zakir Hussain

Joshua Redman & Zakir Hussain

Joshua Redman and Zakir Hussain got acquainted musically earlier this year over the course of four unforgettable SFJAZZ tributes, starting with the Jan. 18 Gala honoring the tabla maestro himself with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award. They shared the stage as part of larger ensembles on three subsequent programs celebrating Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, and Bobby Hutcherson. It’s more than fitting that these essential and abiding members of the SFJAZZ family make their duo debut at the place where it all started. Redman continues to expand his creative purview with each project, whether joining forces with The Bad Plus, leading his own combos, or contributing to creatively charged collective ensembles like James Farm and Still Dreaming. Hussain has blazed a singular path as a scion of North Indian classical music’s greatest percussion dynasty to global rhythmic explorer. From his work with John McLaughlin in Shakti and his Silk Road Project collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma to his founding role in Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum and his ever-expanding array of alliances with jazz improvisers, Hussain has built musical bridges around the world. Judging by history, the first step of this new journey with Redman offers boundless promise.

Artist Personnel

Joshua Redman saxophones
Zakir Hussain tabla

"Redman has consistently explored stratospheric altitudes of ensemble interplay and improvisation. " — Billboard
"Tabla master Zakir Hussain, a living genius, whose unadulterated performances of Indian music are among the most thrilling anywhere " — The New York Times