Celebrating one of Newark's own, a living jazz legend, at NJPAC

Living jazz legend  Wayne Shorter has been called many things during his 60+ year career,  but one has to wonder if anyone’s compared him to a diety, as virtuoso Christian McBride did recently. 

“He’s like a real-life Buddha. Being around Wayne, you get so much inspiration from him, even without hearing him play,” McBride said. “As a jazz musician, I think I can speak for many of us when I say Wayne has been a source of inspiration.”

Shorter, a Newark native, will be honored there during a multi-day celebration dubbed “the Wayne Shorter Weekend.” McBride, the jazz …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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