Please join us for a unique Detroit Jazz Festival Community Series event featuring an original piece by Wayne Shorter, commissioned by the Detroit Jazz Festival. Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding will perform the extraordinary piece joined by the Wayne Shorter Quartet, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor Vince Mendoza.
One of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the pantheon of modern music, let alone jazz, Wayne Shorter celebrates his 80th terrestrial year in 2013. Regarded as a pioneer since his emergence in the 1950's, Shorter's trajectory has restlessly embodied continual exploration and unencumbered momentum. The only fitting celebration for his unparalleled accomplishments is to bring together a few illustrious friends who will carry forth this inspiring legacy by celebrating the future of music.