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Wayne Shorter Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award



This week, Wayne Shorter received the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award during the Institute’s International Jazz Saxophone Competition and All-Star Gala Concert.

To view more pictures of the event, click here.

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to Honor Wayne Shorter


Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will be honoring Wayne Shorter with the Thelonious Institute of Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award. The event will take place Monday, September 16th during the Institute’s 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.

To read more about Wayne Shorter’s history with the Institute, click here.

Wayne Shorter 80th Birthday Celebration


On September 26, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Wayne Shorter Quartet will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. Esperanza Spalding will also be performing as a special guest.

Join the celebration by purchasing tickets here.

Wayne Shorter on Tavis Smiley


Wayne Shorter recently visited PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley to talk about his birthday celebration.

Click here to view the full interview.

‘Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity’ Pledge Music Goal Fulfilled

We are happy to announce that within 59 days, we raised over 100% of our Pledge Music campaign goal.

A big THANK YOU(!) to all of you that pledged! That thank you goes out to 423 pledgers in 43 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the US and the UK, among many others!

If you didn’t get a chance to pledge during the campaign, the good news is that you can still pledge for unique, once in a lifetime rewards. Everyone who pledges gets access to  “Pledgers-only” behind-the -scenes content including rare photos, artwork by Wayne, and interviews from Wayne Shorter friends and collaborators including Herbie Hancock and Marcus Miller. Pledge here.

Thank you once again for your continued support and we can’t wait to share this film with you!

David Lynch Calls For Support of ‘Wayne Shorter:Zero Gravity’

Famed filmmaker David Lynch reached out Tuesday to his over 1.5 million Twitter followers to support the Pledge Music campaign for ‘Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity’.

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We are very honored to be supported by such a talented filmmaker. We are currently at 88% of our goal as of today with less than 7 days left.

Join the over 300 people from 30 countries who have pledged to help preserve Wayne Shorter’s legacy on film and pledge your support here. Wayne has truly impacted people all over the world and ‘Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity’ will help impact even more.