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Joshua Redman & Zakir Hussain
East Meets West

Joshua Redman & Zakir Hussain

Sep 17
Miner Auditorium

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.

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GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman in an exclusive, SFJAZZ-only duo performance with tabla master and 2017 SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement honoree Zakir Hussain.

Tabla master Zakir Hussain, a living genius, whose unadulterated performances of Indian music are among the most thrilling anywhere.

The New York Times

Tabla master Zakir Hussain, a living genius, whose unadulterated performances of Indian music are among the most thrilling anywhere.

The New York Times

Personnel

Joshua Redman saxophones
Zakir Hussain tabla

Redman has consistently explored stratospheric altitudes of ensemble interplay and improvisation.

Billboard

Personnel

Joshua Redman saxophones
Zakir Hussain tabla

Redman has consistently explored stratospheric altitudes of ensemble interplay and improvisation.

Billboard

Watch & Listen

Joshua Redman

Ghost

Zakir Hussain

Ek Taal

Joshua Redman

Ghost

Zakir Hussain

Ek Taal