Legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter will be honored by an amazing array of his peers January 3-6 at SFJAZZ. While the 11-time GRAMMY winner and recent Kennedy Center Honors recipient recovers from an illness that precludes travel and his scheduled appearances in January, a wonderful group of his musical "family members" will perform music from his celebrated career along with Shorter's longtime band members. Artists scheduled to perform in various configurations throughout the four-day residency include Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Kamasi Washington, Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Terrace Martin along with Shorter's longtime band Brian Blade, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci.
Joshua Redman tenor saxophone
Ambrose Akinmusire trumpet
Danilo Pérez piano
John Patitucci bass
Brian Blade drums
** Note: Wayne Shorter will unfortunately not be in attendance for these performances.
Shorter's latest album, Emanon, is nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award, and he was recently the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor. He is currently at work on an opera with Esperanza Spalding set to premiere in 2020.