20:00 Dé Domhnaigh 17 Samh 2013 Barbican Concert HallBarbican, London Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Wayne Shorter returns to London to celebrate his 80th birthday year with the stellar quartet of Danilo Perez (piano) John Patitucci (bass) and drummer Brian Blade.
A wholly distinctive saxophonist and a hugely respected composer, he has been consistently at the cutting edge of jazz since he joined Art Blakey in the early 60s, followed by landmark stints with Miles Davis and Weather Report before leading his own groups.
Expect rushes of individual virtuosity and intuitive interplay in the rare opportunity to see Wayne in two different settings: firstly with his quartet and in the second half of the concert bringing the quartet together with the BBC Concert Orchestra to play a new repertoire of Wayne’s music.
"One of the most significant composers and saxophonists in Jazz" The New York Times