Quotes by Wayne Shorter

About Wayne Shorter:


Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards, and his output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including 10 Grammy Awards. He has also received acclaim for his mastery of the soprano saxophone (after switching his focus from the tenor in the late 1960s), beginning an extended reign in 1970 as Down Beat's annual poll-winner on that instrument, winning the critics' poll for 10 consecutive years and the readers' for 18. The New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser."

Author Bio


  • NameWayne Shorter
  • DescriptionAmerican jazz saxophonist and composer
  • BornAugust 25, 1933
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionComposer; Saxophonist; Jazz Musician