Wayne Shorter biography

Wayne Shorter

Hard bop, Musical Artist

1933 –

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Who is Wayne Shorter?

Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser." Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards. His output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including multiple Grammy Awards. He has also received acclaim for his mastery of the soprano saxophone, beginning an extended reign in 1970 as Down Beat's annual poll-winner on that instrument, winning the critics' poll for 10 consecutive years and the readers' for 18.

Shorter first came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he went on to join 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.

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Born
Aug 25, 1933
Newark
Also known as
  • Weather Report
  • Mr. Gone
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Newark Arts High School
  • New York University
Lived in
  • Newark

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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