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    Nonesuch Events for the Long Weekend of August 29–September 1
    Jay Blakesberg

    On this Labor Day weekend in the United States, Joshua Redman is Artist-in-Residence at the 35th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, where he performs three sets tonight, Sunday, and Monday. Redman recently spoke to the Detroit Free Press—which lauds him as “a charismatic tenor saxophonist”—about jazz music and being a jazz musician. Read the full interview at freep.com.

    For each set at the free festival, Redman appears with a different configuration: tonight he closes out a brief US tour with The Bad Plus, billed as The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, on the JP Morgan Chase Main Stage; on Sunday afternoon he returns to the Main Stage as the Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, and Gregory Hutchinson; on Monday afternoon, his Quartet joins the Wayne State University Big Band and the Motown Legends Choir on the Carhartt Amphitheater Stage for a concert entitled "Jazz Speaks for Life," performing music inspired by the Civil Rights Movement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Redman also joins Pharoah Sanders for an interview conducted by Lois Gilbert in the Greektown Casino-Hotel Jazz Talk Tent on Saturday afternoon.

    Redman’s trio, featuring Rogers on bass and Hutchinson on drums—which can be heard on his recent Nonesuch release, Trios Live—will tour the United States this fall. The tour kicks off with two sets at Catalina’s in Los Angeles on September 29 and makes stops across the country, including multi-night residencies in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York City, St. Louis, and Washington, DC’s Blues Alley, where the trio recorded the new album.

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    Bombino kicks off his latest US tour with a set at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington, on Saturday afternoon, as part of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan. He performs at The Independent in San Francisco on Sunday before heading to the Northeast in the week ahead. His Dan Auerbach-produced album Nomad was released on Nonesuch Records last year.

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    Pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays conclude a three-set run at Sala São Paulo in São Paulo with performances tonight and on Saturday afternoon. The duo heads up the coast to perform at Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Nonesuch Records released Modern Music, a collaboration among Mehldau, Hays, and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, all longtime friends, in 2010. The album features pieces written by each of the three musicians as well as works by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, and Philip Glass.

    Mehldau travels back to the United States to join in on the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)’s celebration of Nonesuch Records’ 50th anniversary, Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28, in New York City.

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    Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—offers an all-ages set at the KiMO Arts Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, tonight, and concludes their 2014 tour of the United States with two shows in Colorado: at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs on Saturday and the JAS Aspen Snowmass in Aspen on Sunday, performing on the Main Festival Stage of the Labor Day Experience.

    The band recently stopped by the NPR studios to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for All Songs Considered, featuring songs from the group’s Nonesuch debut album, A Dotted Line. “What blows me away is the comfort and ease with which they navigate their instruments,” says host Bob Boilen. “That skill, and the creative force behind it, is a joy and a thrill to witness.” You can watch the set here.

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Nonesuch Events for the Long Weekend of August 29–September 1

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Joshua Redman is Detroit Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence, performing three sets this Labor Day long weekend ... Bombino kicks off his latest US tour at Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Washington state, then heads to San Francisco ... Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays, whose duo piano album Modern Music was released in 2010, tour Brazil ... Nickel Creek concludes its US tour in New Mexico and Colorado ... and more ...

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On this Labor Day weekend in the United States, Joshua Redman is Artist-in-Residence at the 35th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, where he performs three sets tonight, Sunday, and Monday. Redman recently spoke to the Detroit Free Press—which lauds him as “a charismatic tenor saxophonist”—about jazz music and being a jazz musician. Read the full interview at freep.com.

For each set at the free festival, Redman appears with a different configuration: tonight he closes out a brief US tour with The Bad Plus, billed as The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, on the JP Morgan Chase Main Stage; on Sunday afternoon he returns to the Main Stage as the Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, and Gregory Hutchinson; on Monday afternoon, his Quartet joins the Wayne State University Big Band and the Motown Legends Choir on the Carhartt Amphitheater Stage for a concert entitled "Jazz Speaks for Life," performing music inspired by the Civil Rights Movement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Redman also joins Pharoah Sanders for an interview conducted by Lois Gilbert in the Greektown Casino-Hotel Jazz Talk Tent on Saturday afternoon.

Redman’s trio, featuring Rogers on bass and Hutchinson on drums—which can be heard on his recent Nonesuch release, Trios Live—will tour the United States this fall. The tour kicks off with two sets at Catalina’s in Los Angeles on September 29 and makes stops across the country, including multi-night residencies in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York City, St. Louis, and Washington, DC’s Blues Alley, where the trio recorded the new album.

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Bombino kicks off his latest US tour with a set at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington, on Saturday afternoon, as part of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan. He performs at The Independent in San Francisco on Sunday before heading to the Northeast in the week ahead. His Dan Auerbach-produced album Nomad was released on Nonesuch Records last year.

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Pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays conclude a three-set run at Sala São Paulo in São Paulo with performances tonight and on Saturday afternoon. The duo heads up the coast to perform at Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Nonesuch Records released Modern Music, a collaboration among Mehldau, Hays, and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, all longtime friends, in 2010. The album features pieces written by each of the three musicians as well as works by Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, and Philip Glass.

Mehldau travels back to the United States to join in on the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)’s celebration of Nonesuch Records’ 50th anniversary, Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28, in New York City.

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Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—offers an all-ages set at the KiMO Arts Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, tonight, and concludes their 2014 tour of the United States with two shows in Colorado: at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs on Saturday and the JAS Aspen Snowmass in Aspen on Sunday, performing on the Main Festival Stage of the Labor Day Experience.

The band recently stopped by the NPR studios to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for All Songs Considered, featuring songs from the group’s Nonesuch debut album, A Dotted Line. “What blows me away is the comfort and ease with which they navigate their instruments,” says host Bob Boilen. “That skill, and the creative force behind it, is a joy and a thrill to witness.” You can watch the set here.

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