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Honoring Wayne Shorter
April 02, 2023
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue we’ll pay tribute to the legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, he passed away in March at the age of 89.
Wayne Shorter came to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. From 1964 to 1970, Shorter was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet. In 1970 he co-founded Weather Report, an all-star jazz fusion band that attained international popularity.
During his historic career, Shorter also recorded with Indianapolis musicians including Freddie Hubbard, James Spaulding, and J.J. Johnson.