Tribute to a Legend
|Saxophonist Wayne Shorter sits in during a musical tribute at the BPC.|
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.