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Wayne Shorter Legacy Celebration

  • SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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.

Featuring:
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.

Earlier Event: January 5
Wayne Shorter Legacy Celebration
Later Event: January 8
Kelly Green Trio