Jody Redhage, a passionate advocate of creative new music and chamber music, has been called “a new music dynamo” (MusicWorks). Redhage has premiered over 100 works, including almost 30 that she has commissioned for her voice, cello, and electronics from some of today’s most talented composers. An active composer herself, she writes for the band Rose & the Nightingale, a group of improvising multi-instrumentalists. Equally experienced and comfortable as a player of classical, new music, jazz, rock, pop, improvised music, and recording session work, Redhage is a mainstay within several active and groundbreaking New York scenes, contributing to the ever-increasing 21st century blur of musical boundary lines.
Redhage is a member of Best New Artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding’s Chamber Music Society band, traveling to five continents to support the release of Spalding’s third record, featuring a jazz trio, string trio (violin, viola, cello), and backup vocalists. Redhage often works as a recording session player, and has performed and recorded for a vast array of artists including My Brightest Diamond, Fall Out Boy, Sufjan Stevens, Esperanza Spalding, Neil Diamond, Sara Bareilles, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Chromeo.
Redhage was a presenter on Audience and Community Engagement for the 2015 Chamber Music America Annual Conference, and has received grants from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NY State Council for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the Hertz Foundation. Her critically-acclaimed solo album of music for voice, cello, and electronics, Of Minutiae and Memory, was released on New Amsterdam Records. Please visit www.jodyredhage.com for more information.