Sat, Sep 30|
Paradiso Santa Fe
Music of Wayne Shorter
TICKETS $25 at the Door. Pianist John Rangel, drummer Cal Haines, tenor saxophonist Sean Johnson, and bassist Cyrus Campbell will trace the life and original works of the late genius saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter in this special performance.
Time & Location
Sep 30, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
Paradiso Santa Fe, 903 Early St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About The Event
Pianist John Rangel, drummer Cal Haines, tenor saxophonist Sean Johnson, and bassist
Cyrus Campbell will trace the life and original works of the late genius saxophonist and
composer Wayne Shorter in this special performance. Following the format of the recent
critically-acclaimed Amazon documentary film, Zero Gravity, the quartet's presentation will be
constructed in three parts, corresponding to three major periods in the saxophonist and
composer’s momentous life.
Wayne Shorter led a legendary career spanning more than half a century that included
monumental memberships in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis’ iconic 1960s quintet,
and the fusion supergroup Weather Report, in addition to an incomparable path as a leader.
His classic Blue Note albums from the mid-60s and early 70s, including Night Dreamer, JuJu,
Speak No Evil, The All Seeing Eye, and Adam’s Apple, are essential parts of jazz history, and
he had memorable collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, esperanza spalding,
Steely Dan, Carlos Santana, and Milton Nascimento.
Wayne led his longstanding quartet featuring Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade
beginning in 2000, won 11 GRAMMYs, and received the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement
Award in 2015. He was a 2018 recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, and his most recent
albums are the GRAMMY-winning 2018 triple-disc Blue Note release Emanon and an archival
2017 live date from the Detroit Jazz Festival released last year.
Wayne Shorter, the enigmatic, intrepid saxophonist who shaped the color and contour of
modern improvised music as one of its most intensely admired composers, died on Thursday,
March 2, 2023 in Los Angeles. He was 89.