Wayne Shorter

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Wayne Shorter
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Background information
Born (1933-08-25) August 25, 1933 (age 86)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresModal jazz, crossover jazz, post-bop, hard bop, jazz fusion, third stream
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsThe Remy Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Years active1958–present
LabelsBlue Note, Columbia, Verve
Associated actsArt Blakey, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Joni Mitchell, John Pattitucci, Weather Report
Websitewww.wayneshorter.com

Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

In the 1960s, he joined Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, and from there he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader.

Shorter has won 11 Grammy Awards.[1] The New York Times called Shorter in 2008 as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser."[2]

In 2017, he was awarded the Polar Music Prize.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Past Winners Search for Wayne Shorter. GRAMMY.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  2. Ratliff, Ben. "Music Review: A Birthday Bash With a Harmonious Mix of Guests". The New York Times. December 3, 2008. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  3. Chow, Andrew R. (February 7, 2017). "Sting and Wayne Shorter Win Polar Music Prize". New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2017.