The Wayne Shorter Quartet on Tour
Wayne Shorter is legendary in the jazz world; well known for his revival of the soprano saxophone and revolutionary approach to fusion jazz as member of the band Weather Report. Since the 1950’s, Shorter has brought the saxophone and jazz to new heights, having his improvisations compared to a long, dramatic brush stroke on a canvas. Shorter even performed on a six year tour in the 60’s with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Since the 90’s Shorter has moved on to performing solo, with his quartet, and writing numerous compositions for with he has received many awards including a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for his “In Walked Wayne” composition an received an honorary doctorate from NYU.
Wayne Shorter currently resides in Weston, South Florida (near Fort Lauderdale) with his wife Carolina Dos Santos. Shorter even dedicated a lot of his music to his daughter, Miyako going so far as to copyright the pieces as ‘Miyako Music.” Since the early 2,000’s, Shorter has widely performed with his quartet super-band. The Wayne Shorter Quartet features john Patitucci on bass, pianist Danilo Perez, and drummer Brian Blade. This is a fully acoustic band, almost unheard of in the 21st century, playing original Shorter compositions, some of them even dating back to the 60’s in his Golden Years like “The Soothsayer” and “Et Cetera.” The Wayne Shorter Quartet has received many musical awards and has been featured in numerous jazz festivals throughout the world.
As you may have guessed from the title of this article, the Wayne Shorter Quartet is going on tour. This is an international tour with the first performance on November First in Birmingham, England, ending on September 26th of next year in Washington D.C. Various stops along the way include: France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and several American states. Despite the tour taking almost a year to complete, there are only twelve stops in total, so be sure to contact your corporate concierge to find out which tour date is best for you to attend for the best seats available as tickets will be sold out fast.
As with most jazz music tours, the Wayne Shorter Quartet intends to end their tour with a bang in Washington D.C. This will be the best performance on the tour and is a can’t-miss opportunity. The final stop of the tour is being held at the Kennedy Center, within the Eisenhower Theater. The Wayne Shorter Quartet is performing alongside the National Symphony Orchestra and special guest, Esperanza Spalding. An exclusive concierge membership will guarantee the best seating available for this fantastic event.