Wayne Shorter Quartet, with special guest Herbie Hancock
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Wayne Shorter Quartet, with special guest Herbie Hancock

Acclaimed saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter and electronic jazz and R&B icon Herbie Hancock, former colleagues in the Miles Davis Quintet, together on stage! Vocalist Gretchen Parlato opens.

As part of NJPAC’s weekend-long tribute to Newark-born Wayne Shorter, this jazz pioneer, called “the most important living composer in jazz” by The New York Times, performs with band mates Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums.

This program features the world premiere of Scout by Shorter and the Wayne Shorter Quartet, made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2016 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

The Guardian (UK) writes of the quartet, “the most skillful, mutually attuned and fearlessly adventurous small jazz group on the planet.” Shorter’s body of work as a solo artist and as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report redefined jazz for generations.

With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters (also featuring Shorter), Herbie Hancock continues to amaze audiences across the globe. He won an Oscar in 1986 for scoring the film Round Midnight.

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