Amongst jazz enthusiasts, any discussion on legendary saxophonists will eventually turn to Wayne Shorter. When it does, the tone of the voices speaking will become reverent in nature. This year, the 1998 NEA Jazz Master enters his 80th year. The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates that milestone at their 7th Annual Jazz Legends Gala, Thursday evening, September 19th, where Wayne Shorter will be the guest of honor. He is also featured as the 2013 Commission Artist. Shorter and his long running quartet featuring Danilo Perez on piano, Brian Blade on drums, and bassist John Patitucci take the stage Sunday evening.
All ticket options are available now, from single day grounds tickets to full weekend subscription packages for the Arena concerts. Go to the Monterey Jazz Festival Site for details and to purchase tickets.