An Interview with Wayne Shorter
By: Chris Cooke
Legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter will visit Omaha in April. He will perform at 7:30pm on April 2 at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
The celebrated saxophonist, composer, bandleader and sideman in the Miles Davis 1960s quintet will bring his own quartet of pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade to Omaha.
Wayne Shorter is one of the most significant jazz saxophonists in history. Shorter has received six Grammy Awards® and 13 other Grammy® nominations. In addition to Shorter’s Grammy Awards®, he has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from New York University, the New England Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music. In 1997, the National Endowment for the Arts presented Shorter with the prestigious Jazz Master Award. Shorter’s compositions have entered into the jazz standard book. Some of these include “Footprints”, “Witch Hunt”, “Nefertiti”, “Sanctuary” and “Night Dreamer”, among many others.
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