Wayne Shorter Biography
Wayne Shorter, an American jazz saxophonist and composer, was born on August 25, 1933, to Louise and Joseph Shorter in Newark, New Jersey.
Wayne Shorter graduated from Newark Arts High School in 1952 and continued to enroll at New York University in 1952.
Shorter came to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of and eventually the primary composer for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he joined Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet and then co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report.
Wayne Shorter, throughout his career as a bandleader, recorded more than 20 albums. He also won 12 Grammy Awards. In 2017, he was also awarded the Polar Music Prize.
In 2008, he was described by the New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff as “probably jazz’s greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser.”
When was Wayne Shorter dead?
Unfortunately, on March 2, 2023, the legend Wayne Shorter was declared dead.
The news was confirmed by official sources to the New York Times.
Cause of Wayne Shorter death
As at now the cause of Wayne Shorter death is unknown but was confirmed dead at Home in Los Angeles.
Wayne Shorter Funeral
As of the time of writing this article, there has been no information about his funeral. However, we are also trying our best to keep our readers posted whenever any information about his burial becomes available to us.
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