Wayne Shorter Brings All-Star Revelers To His 80th Birthday Party
By: Claire Dickson
“The mystery of us is what we are trying to play. The mystery of ourselves, the mystery of the human condition.” That’s Wayne Shorter who at 80 continues to be an influential master of jazz.
Fortunately for us, we’re invited to celebrate with him. The Wayne Shorter 80th Birthday Celebration will include performances by Shorter’s Quartet (Shorter, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade), the Joe Lovano/Dave Douglas Quintet (Lovano, Douglas, Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh, and Joey Barron) and the ACS trio (Gerri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding). These groups include more seasoned players and some of the newer generation.
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