Wayne Shorter Tickets
Wayne Shorter tickets offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a legendary saxophonist/composer perform live. Wayne Short is known as America’s most talented sax innovator. This year marks the sixth decade of Wayne Shorter's exemplary career in music. He is the master of fusion whose works are truly original in every way. His records and performances personify him as one of the greatest musicians alive. Critics tag him as “jazz's greatest small-group composer “ever! With worldwide recognition and numerous awards on his portfolio, this artist continues to deliver even more. His variety, style and innovation all comply with traditional jazz and get critical acclaim and other commendations every now and then.
Wayne Shorter Schedule 2017-18
- Wayne Shorter Quartet, Wharton Center - Cobb Great Hall, tickets for 04/21 8:00PM at Wharton Center - Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing, MI
- Fri Apr 21 2017
- Wayne Shorter Quartet, Koerner Hall, tickets for 04/22 8:00PM at Koerner Hall, Toronto, ON
- Sat Apr 22 2017
Wayne Short began his career in 1952 on the clarinet when he was 16. His inspiration being Norman Glanz Jazz inspired him to become who he is today. While still an undergraduate and practicing with John Coltrane, he switched to tenor saxophone and began his own small teenage band named The Jazz Informers. During his graduation from New York University, he played with Nat Phipps orchestra. After graduation in 1956, he shortly worked with Johnny Eaton and Horace Silver. While working here he earned the named 'The Newark Flash' for his speed and skillfulness in playing tenor saxophone. He served in army for two years after which he joined Maynard Ferguson's band for a while. In 1959, a year later, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He stayed with them until 1963 and later became Blakey's music director. During this time he made his recording debut with several albums cuttings for the label Vee Jay.
Short joined Miles Davis' quintet with Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Herbie Hancock on board. He enjoyed their company till 1970 as quintet's most productive composer giving tunes such as the 'Pinnocchio', 'E.S.P', 'Fall', 'Sanctuary', Footprints' and 'Nefertiti'. The Davis-Shorter days inspired the artist to shift a little from acoustic jazz and venture into electronic jazz-rock. Blue Notes Records took him under his shell for Night Dreamers his debut solo album. Recorded in 1964 with McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Elvis Jones and Reggie Workman the album got noticed for its unique sound. Soon after he changed gears, moved to soprano, landing in the group 'Weather Report' in 1970. Working with names like Joe Zawinul and Miroslav Vitous who founded the group with Shorter, he created some wonder fusion jazz until they disbanded in the year 1985.
In 1986, Shorter decided to make his own jazz group that allowed him to create three amazing electric jazz albums. The albums were great hits that made him a part of Carlos Santana’s 1988 nationwide tour. In 1995, he released High Life under Verve level, his return to solo recording after good seven years. In 1997 he joined hands with Herbie Hancock for a duet. This saxophonist and pianist duo became a hit because of the duet and toured together in 1998. He also collaborated on the highly acclaimed album 1+1 with Hancock. Shorter’s exposure to touring developed a sort of obsession for touring live. Hence in 2001 the jumped along many young musicians such as Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Bran Blade on a North American tour. With this touring band he released his first live album Footprints Live! in 2002 followed by Algerie the next year and releasing Beyond the Sound Barrier in 2005. Most recently he came back to Blue Note making his first recording after fourth three years titled Without a Net. This live album covered the artist on his 2011 tour and was very well received.
For his commendable contributing to jazz Wayne Shorter he has won many Grammy Awards. They acknowledge the might of his solo and group work. Furthermore, he was the winner of the Down Beat Poll of New Star Saxophonist in 1962. Also he was honored with an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berkley College of Music in 1999 as well as an Honorary doctorate from New York University. Montreal International Jazz Festival honored him with the Miles David Award in 1996. He received the NEA Jazz Master Award in 1998 and then the Jazz Journalists Association's Jazz Award in 2006 where he was awarded in the category of Small Ensemble Group of the year.
Honoring his life's work, Shorter's eightieth birthday will be celebrated with a tour. Wayne Shorter and his 2001 group will perform in five different venues across the continent. It will begin in New York and end in Boston. Grab Wayne Shorter tickets to become a part of this celebration. Enjoy!