Powerhouse modern Jazz duo perform in Queensland debut

THE world's hottest jazz duo, America's Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau will make their first Queensland performance together on Sunday 23 October 2016 in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall.   

Redman and Mehldau are both truly unique improvisers, and the intensity of their seemingly telekinetic connection is renowned for its transfixing effect on audiences.  

Hailed by the Boston Herald as "a jazz wunderkind", saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of today's most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists.  

Pianist, Brad Mehldau has garnered numerous awards and admiration from jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike, forging a unique path and embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure.   

QPAC's Executive Director Programing Ross Cunningham said Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau are both singular artists of incredible talent and virtuosity.   

"Together, they are, quite simply, mind blowing! We are immensely excited to be hosting them at QPAC in our spectacular Concert Hall," said Mr Cunningham.  

Having first performed together in Redman's quartet in the early 1990's, these two powerhouses have forged successful careers as soloists and bandleaders that have established them as leading voices in modern jazz.    Redman was exposed to a variety of music and instruments at an early age.

He began playing clarinet at nine-years-old before switching to what became his primary instrument one year later, the tenor saxophone.   Throughout his amazing career he has won multiple awards, and in 2015 received his third Grammy® award nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for his performance of his tune "Friend or Foe" from the album The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.   

Since the mid-1990's, Mehldau has performed around the world within his Mehldau trio as well as a solo pianist.   His performances convey a wide range of expression with a sizeable following formed over the years that have grown to expect a singular, intense experience in his performances.  

He has received numerous accolades over the past two decades, including four Grammy® nominations.   Don't miss the blistering Joshua Redman / Brad Mehldau Duo as they create music that swings and deeply connects to the soul on Sunday 23 October 2016 at 6.30pm in QPAC's Concert Hall.  

To book tickets visit www.qpac.com.au or phone 136 246.  

Welcoming more than 1.4 million visitors and presenting over 1200 performances annually the QPAC experience extends beyond the theatre with a range of unique spaces to eat, drink, and enjoy free live entertainment.  

Visit www.qpac.com.au to learn more about Queensland's Centre for live performance and the range of exciting events and initiatives on offer year round, including weekly tours here.  

To come a little closer to QPAC find out more about QPAC Membership here. Access the Press and Media Centre on the QPAC website here.   


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