Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Jazz all-stars Christian McBride, Rachel Z, Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson and former members of Weather Report salute saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the subject of a weekend-long celebration at NJPAC. Jazz musician and composer Wayne Shorter has been called "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser" by The New York Times. All the artists appearing in this concert would enthusiastically agree. Jazz luminaries pay homage with a one-time-only concert in commemoration of Shorter's years with Weather Report and Beyond the Sound Barrier. Drummer Omar Hakim and percussionist Manolo Badrena - two former members of Weather Report - are joined by saxophonists Joe Lovano and Steve Wilson, keyboardist Rachel Z and bassist Christian McBride, NJPAC's Jazz Advisor.