Media Day at Monterey Jazz Festival's Summer Jazz Camp, Wednesday, June 22, 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.


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2011 Artist-In-Residence Saxophonist Joshua Redman Meets the Press

Redman Will Conduct Master Clinic, Work with Students Performing in Ensembles

Monterey Jazz Festival's Summer Jazz Camp Takes Place at Monterey Peninsula College Music Buildings 980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA

Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that “Media Day" at its Summer Jazz Camp will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Monterey Peninsula College's music buildings from 10:00 a.m.ק:00 p.m. Over 150 Monterey County students will be in attendance, participating in master classes, clinics, rehearsals, and special sessions.

Media representatives are invited to observe the Festival's Summer Jazz Camp in action with a master clinic by 2011 Artist-In-Residence, saxophonist Joshua Redman from 10:00 a.m.㬆:45 a.m. and hear the big band rehearsals from 11:00 a.m.—noon.

Mr. Redman, camp clinicians, students, and staff of the two-week long jazz camp will be available for media interviews during the student lunch break from noonק:00 p.m.

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. He began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to the tenor saxophone, at age ten. Attending Berkeley High School, he performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1985 as a member of the Berkeley High School Big Band and as a member of the Festival's California High School All-Star Big Band in 1986. Redman issued his self-titled first album in 1993, which subsequently earned Redman his first of two GRAMMY nominations. From 2000-2007, Redman was the Artistic Director for the Spring Season for SFJAZZ and acted as the leader of the SFJAZZ Collective beginning in 2004. In recent years, Joshua has been performing with James Farm featuring Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland, who will be one of the headliners of the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz and expands the boundaries of and opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

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