Redhouse Family Jazz Band
Known as Arizona's American Indian first family of jazz, the Redhouse Family Jazz Band consists of six siblings and includes musicians, composers, vocalists, American Indian dancers/ performers, artisans and four flutists.
Some are Grammy nominees and Native American Music Award, or "NAMMY," recipients. Together they create a music influenced by Latin, fusion and contemporary jazz as well as R&B, funk, folk and traditional American Indian sounds and spirituality as featured on their URBAN INDIAN cd, on Canyon Records.
Mary Redhouse, a versatile jazz vocalist with a 5-octave vocal range, plays electric bass, Native American flute, and guitar. She is a Tucson Weekly "1995 Best Performing Artist", a "NAMMY" recipient, and a 2005 Grammy Nominee for the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet's "People of Peace" cd. She works with Will Clipman, William Eaton Ensemble, Ananeah, Larry Redhouse, Amber Norgaard and "RFJB". She has worked with saxophonist Oliver Lake and guitarists Joshua Breakstone and Mitch Chmara. Mary teaches General Music (Preschool to grade 8) and Beginning Spanish (Preschool to grade 3) at San Xavier Mission Indian School and St. Joseph Catholic School.
Charlotte Redhouse Tividad is a singer/songwriter and a visual artist. When performing with The Redhouse Family Jazz Band, Charlotte adds lead and backing vocals and plays percussion. She also performs with the family's Native dance group, The Redhouse Dancers. Charlotte can be heard on the family's Canyon Records recording "Urban Indian" and also on two SOAR recordings with brother Vince Redhouse "Faith in the House" and "Indian Summer".
Since moving to Tucson AZ in 1999, Vince Redhouse has recorded and released 6 CDs, two of which were GRAMMY nominated in 2003. Most recently Vince has written a book for the Traditional Native Flute that enables one to play the wooden flute chromatically and is teaching American Indian students on Reservations this method. For these students the recorder/clarinet has been replaced with the Native American Flute for their music education. They learn to read music, improvise, express themselves and play Tribal songs on their cultural instrument. Vince is currently working on an advanced book for the Native Flute which will have Classical pieces as well as transcribed Jazz solos by Bob Mintzer and Pat Metheny. In addition to Native flute, Vince also sings and plays tenor-sax and guitar.
From his youth, Tony Redhouse was inspired to Hoop dance to his Navajo father's traditional drum beat. As a teen he became passionate about playing the Conga drums after he was exposed to Afro-Cuban drumming by artists like Mongo Santamaria and Santana. This fusion of diverse ethnic drumming styles created the eclectic and provocative performances that Tony shares live and in the studio. One audience member likened him to a Native American "Airto Moreira". Mr. Redhouse has performed with Seal's "Game of Chants" Band, the late Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead, and various music ensembles from Kirtan to Salsa. Currently he performs his spiritual music for The Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers' Gatherings and facilitates Group Healing Meditations and offers One-to-one sessions. Tony Redhouse recently won the "Best New Age" NAMMY for his solo CD "Deep Within". He has also won a "Best New Age" NAMMY for the CD "Maze" which he recorded as a trio with Tree Cody and Rob Wallace and a "Best World Music" NAMMY for the CD "Native Flamenco" that he recorded as a trio with Ruben Romero and Tree Cody.
Lenny Redhouse has studied with Alan Dawson in Boston, and has played extensively throughout the East Coast. He sites Buddy Rich, Tony Williams, Vinnie Caliuata, Dennis Chambers and Jack De Johnette as major musical influences. Lenny has played with various jazz groups in the Tucson area since the 70's, including the Larry Redhouse Trio and the Redhouse Family Jazz Band. Lenny also realizes the importance of his Din heritage and he is a recognized Grass Dancer and Hoop Dancer in his community.
The youngest of the Redhouse siblings, Larry Redhouse was influenced by many musical styles growing up in the Bay area ranging from: Tower of Power; Santana; Malo; Cold Blood; Miles Davis; Herbie Hancock; Keith Jarrett and Weather Report, to name a few. Larry, a self taught jazz pianist, has led and been in various jazz groups from the 70's until now. He began performing with his siblings the Redhouse Band at age 9. He composed 6 of the 9 titles on "Urban Indian" The Redhouse Family's debut cd. Larry also performs with The Larry Redhouse Trio, emphasizing, originals, improvisation and fresh interpretations of jazz standards. Larry has self produced two cds, "Live at Westwardlook" and" Spirit Progression". Some of the places Larry Redhouse has performed are: the Kennedy Center Jazz Club Washington DC, the Smithsonian Washington DC, and the Grenoble Jazz Festival, Grenoble France.
The Redhouse Family Jazz Band will perform at Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb, just north of Golf Links on the west side of Kolb, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Advance tickets are available for $15 online at Brown Paper Tickets. If not sold out, admission at the door is $20 cash.
Abounding Grace Sanctuary (View)
2450 S Kolb
Tucson, AZ 85710
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