Hailed by Jazz Times as "one of the greatest composer-saxophonists in the history of jazz," Wayne Shorter led a new generation of musicians through his compositions for Miles Davis' legendary second quintet and pioneering fusion works with Weather Report. Since his reemergence in 1985 with Grammy-nominated Atlantis, Shorter has added 4 albums to his existing repertoire of 19 solo releases. With his new all-star quartet, which has captured major critical acclaim and Downbeat's Acoustic Jazz Group of the Year Award, Shorter employs a fully acoustic setup to play all new compositions at The Shedd on April 14th.
"Wayne Shorter is one of the most unique and influential saxophonists and composers performing today." -- The Saxophone Journal
"One of the greatest composer-saxophonists in the history of jazz" -- Jazz Times
"One of the most significant composers and individual saxophonists in jazz since he joined Art Blakey in 1959." -- The New York Times
Wayne Shorter, tenor and soprano saxophone
Brian Blade, drums
John Patitucci, bass
Danilo Perez, piano