WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET
Wayne Shorter’s continually expanding body of work is inextricably linked to the history of modern music. His music transcends genre while keeping the improvisational genius and surprise of jazz burning at the center. Regarded as one of the most significant and prolific performers and composers in jazz and modern music, Wayne Shorter has an outstanding record of professional achievement in his historic career as a musician. He has received substantial recognitions from his peers, including 6 Grammy Awards and 13 other Grammy nominations to date. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from New York University, the New England Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music. Shorter’s candid imagination and ceaseless innovation in music invite comparison to the enduring vitality of Picasso in the world of art or of Bergman in film. Today, Shorter continues to dazzle audiences with his Quartet, formed in 2000 with pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade, playing his own compositions and creating some of the most powerful music of his career. Together with Wayne Shorter Quartet, three albums of live recordings have been released, receiving great acclaim from fans and critics, from all over the world. Wayne Shorter, besides being the dean of the great saxophonists, is the untouchable figure of jazz in the last 50 years and creator of a unique legacy.