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Wayne Shorter


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Born: 1933/08/25
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Years Active: 1959 – present
Genres: Modal Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop, Jazz Fusion

Wayne Shorter was born August 25, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey and is a jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter's compositions have earned him a prestigious reputation among his peers, and worldwide recognition from fans, critical praise from the press, and multiple Grammy Awards. Shorter rose to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. As the 1960s ensued, Shorter join Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, and from there co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. To date, Shorter has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader. Shorter loved music as a child and was encouraged by his father to take up the saxophone as a teen. After graduating from New York Unive... Continue Bio >>


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