Wayne Shorter: Quartet and BBC Concert Orchestra - SOLD OUT

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street

Tickets for this show have now sold-out. Do keep an eye on our website and/or call the venue box office for updates, as we may well be putting production seats and uncollected press tickets back on sale on the night. But if you are wanting to secure something right this minute, we thought you might like to try Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding: ACS or Celebrating Jazz at the Philharmonic for a show that’s of a similar nature, and hopefully you’ll discover something new!

Wayne Shorter returns to London to celebrate his 80th birthday year with the stellar quartet of Danilo Perez (piano) John Patitucci (bass) and drummer Brian Blade.  

A wholly distinctive saxophonist and a hugely respected composer, he has been consistently at the cutting edge of jazz since he joined  Art Blakey in the early 60s, followed by landmark stints with Miles Davis and Weather Report before leading his own groups.  His music transcends genre and keeps the improvisational genius and surprise of jazz burning at the centre. Expect rushes of individual virtuosity and intuitive interplay in the rare opportunity to see Wayne in two different settings: firstly with his quartet and in the second half of the concert bringing the quartet together with the BBC Concert Orchestra to play a new repertoire of Wayne’s music.      

'One of the most significant composers and saxophonists in Jazz' (The New York Times)

Tags: Wayne Shorter, BBC Concert Orchestra, Barbican Centre, EFG London Jazz Festival