Organizers just announced the two leading headliners at the 2019 TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival.
The two stellar American acts are the Joshua Redman Quartet and jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant appearing at the Winspear Centre on Tuesday, June 25.
Dubbed “one of the 21st century’s finest jazz improvisers,” Redman, 50, is also considered one of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of our time.
The Grammy Award-winning saxophonist has build an international reputation collaborating with a diverse and prestigious list of musicians.
The quartet, also comprised of pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, teamed up to record a new album. Come What May was released on Nonesuch Records in March.
On the other hand, Cécile McLorin Salvant, 29, is considered the leader of a new pack of modern jazz singers. Her craft is undeniable as she confronts each tune with a fresh perspective.
Her repertoire is vast from French cabaret, American show tunes, pop standards, deep soul and blues cuts all wrapped up in an interpretation that is new yet completely timeless.
Salvant's latest album, The Window, was released in 2018.
Tickets range from $29 to $49 plus service fees. Visit www.winspearcentre.com or call 780-428-1414.
Edmonton's vibrant 10-day jazz festival takes place June 21 to 30.