Date(s) - 07/31/2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter had been scheduled to perform with his quartet over four nights in Miner Auditorium in January of 2019, but an illness that precluded travel prevented Wayne from appearing that week. Masterminded by piano legend and Wayne’s best friend Herbie Hancock as a tribute and benefit for Wayne’s medical expenses, an all-star roster of jazz greats assembled over those four nights to perform classic material written by the 11-time GRAMMY winner, 1998 NEA Jazz Master, and Kennedy Center Honoree, anchored by Wayne’s longtime quartet including pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade.
Two modern jazz giants, saxophonist Branford Marsalis and trumpeter Terence Blanchard, perform with Wayne’s band on this night. Each, like Wayne Shorter, are former members of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and represent the first generation of masters to be influenced by Wayne’s legacy.
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