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Tribute to a Legend

 
  Saxophonist Wayne Shorter sits in during a musical tribute at the BPC.
  Sean Hafferty

Jazz great Wayne Shorter blew away the BPC audience and his fellow musicians at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute's First Anniversary Concert on April 25. Shorter sat in during a tribute to his distinguished musical career with the institute's artistic director Danilo Pérez; institute faculty members Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, and David Gilmore; and institute students. The concert kicked off Berklee's Global Jazz Summit for Humanity and Peace, which included a master class with Shorter, Pérez, and Patitucci at the Boston Public Library, and a film presentation and discussion with Shorter at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Shorter's visit was supported by NEA Jazz Masters Live, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest that celebrates the living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.