Josh Redman is a freelance clarinetist and pedagogue based on Long Island, NY. He appears regularly with Cross Island, a collaboration with cellist Suzanne Mueller and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas. Committed to nurturing the next generation of clarinetists, Josh maintains an active private studio where he teaches secondary and collegiate students. He has made contributions to and served as an editor for two of Larry Guy’s books: Articulation Development for Clarinetists and 32 Etudes by Cyrille Rose: A New Edition. He has also penned articles for The Clarinet magazine and an essay that appears in Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence by Denise Gainey (Carl Fischer). Josh was interviewed for an exclusive episode of Clarineat, a clarinet podcast, and has been invited to speak about music business and clarinet pedagogy and equipment at universities and public schools across the country, including University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music and Boston Conservatory. His mentors include author and pedagogue Larry Guy, the late recording artist and impresario Lawrence Sobol, and the late, renowned master teacher, craftsman, and performer, Kalmen Opperman.
For seven years, Josh held the position of Senior Product Specialist at D’Addario and Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of music accessories. There he oversaw the development and marketing of the clarinet product portfolio and managed forty clinician consultants as part of the D’Addario Woodwinds Method program, which he founded and was the recipient of a Music Inc. excellence award and the subject of a feature article in the publication.
In addition to his musical pursuits, Josh is employed by Leviton Manufacturing as Product Manager, is pursuing his MBA in Marketing at Stony Brook University, and owns and operates a rental property.