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Wayne Shorter Quartet
Featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci, and Danilo Pérez
Wayne Shorter is one of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the pantheon of modern music, let alone jazz. Regarded as a pioneer since his emergence in the 1950s, Shorter’s trajectory has restlessly embodied continual exploration and unencumbered momentum. A generation of musicians and fans see and hear him as a humble master who created a timeless vocabulary as vital as it is unbound. Shorter won in three categories of the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards, taking honors for Musician of the Year, Record of the Year for his quartet’s searing Blue Note release, Without A Net, and Midsize Ensemble of the Year for the Wayne Shorter Quartet.