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Wayne Shorter along with his Quartet are going to render some of their classics, so book your tickets now.

Wayne Shorter formed his first permanent acoustic group,the Quartet, in the year 2000, under his leadership. In Quartet he is accompanied by pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade. They have released two albums that featured live recordings, which are Footprints Live in the year 2001 and Beyond the Sound Barrier in the year 2005.

Wayne was born in the year 1933 on 25th August in Newark, New Jersey. His father, was very much interested in music and so it he encouraged Shorter learn saxophone, when he was just a teenager. His brother took to trumpet. In 1956, he finished his graduation from New York University and then went on to join the US Army. During his tenure with the U.S Army
he played, even with Horace Silver. He wanted to take music as his career and so he left the Army. He was offered to play with Maynard Ferguson. He then left Ferguson and joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, in the year 1959, where he stayed for almost five years and later also became the musical director of the film.

When Miles Davis heard the compositions of Shorter, he was very much impressed and he persuaded Shorter to leave Blakey and join him in his group, Miles Davis Quintet along with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. For some time, Davis was looking for a saxophonist who could replace John Coltrane and many thought that the new quintet is one of Davis strongest working group. While working with Davis, Shorter composed extensively on some albums, such as "Prince of Darkness", "ESP", "Footprints", "Sanctuary", and many others. Apart from it he also recorded several albums for Blue Note Records, where most of the compositions exclusively belonged to him. Some of the most well known recordings are "JuJu" and "Speak No Evil" and are most famous for the use of solos that were structured so as to reflect the melody as well as harmony of the composition and this melodies were harmonized with pedal points and complex harmonic relationships. He also recorded with other artists like Donald Byrd, McCoy Tyner, Grachan Moncur III, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, and band mates Hancock and Williams. In the 1968, he exclusively played the tenor saxophone.
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In Davis album, Filles de Kilimanjaro, he played tenor in the regular sequence and went on to play the soprano saxophone on the next album of Davis In a Silent Way and on his own Super Nova, that he recorded with Chick Corea and John McLaughlin. He gave live performance, where he played all the recordings of Davis from summer 1969 to early spring 1970 on saxophones. Then, from the early of 1970, he started playing soprano saxophone. In the same year he formed Weather Report along with keyboardist Joe Zawinul, bassist Miroslav Vitous, percussionist Airto Moreira, and drummer Alphonse Mouzon. In the late 1985, most of the musicians left the band. Shorter too left Weather Report after some time. He continued recording and lead groups in jazz fusion styles. After Davis death, he recorded an album with Hancock, Carter, Williams and Wallace Roney to pay tribute to him. He then released his first solo recording High Life, in the year 1995. This album also received the Grammy Award for best Contemporary Jazz Album in 1997. He then released his next album 1+1. The song Aung San Suu Kyi won both Hancock and Shorter a Grammy award.

The Quartet has received much popularity from their fans and has been critically acclaimed. Shorter's 2003 album Alegria received the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. This album features Quartet with a host of other musicians that includes pianist Brad Mehldau, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and former Weather Report percussionist Alex Acuña. Beyond the Sound Barrier received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album.

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