Wayne Shorter, 1933-2023

NEA Jazz Master Wayne Shorter died March 2, 2023, in Los Angeles at the age 89. A member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the 1950s and Miles Davis’ quintet in the ‘60s, Shorter won 12 Grammy Awards, was a Kennedy Center honoree, was named to the DownBeat Hall of Fame, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

A detailed look at his life and career will appear in the April issue of Jersey Jazz Magazine.


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