Fridays at Five
Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt 5
WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET
FRI, SEP 18 · 5–6 PM PT (8-9 PM ET)
(Originally Recorded APR 30, 2017)
This fifth part of our ongoing Wayne Shorter Celebration series features masterful performances by Wayne and his quartet, filmed during his residency in April 2017. Wayne has led a legendary, near-mythic career spanning more than half a century that included monumental memberships in Art Blakey’s star-making Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis’ iconic 1960s quintet, and the fusion superband Weather Report in addition to an incomparable path as a leader.
The NEA Jazz Master, 2015 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and 2018 Kennedy Center Honoree is, simply, the music’s most influential living instrumentalist and composer. His longevity as a creative force isn’t as astounding as the fact that he’s spent the past two decades leading his most prodigious and consequential band with pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade.
For this Fridays at Five stream, the masterful drummer and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Terri Lyne Carrington replaces Blade, bringing her singular approach to Shorter’s music that she’s cultivated over a three-decade association with him including appearances on his 1988 album Joy Ryder, 1995’s High Life, and 2003’s Alegria.
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The coronavirus separates us, threatening the fabric of community – but music connects, which is why we’ve launched Fridays at Five. It’s what we need right now: a new series of weekly pre-recorded concerts that aspire to connect you – to music, to musicians, to the warm and unique feeling of experiencing live music at the SFJAZZ Center.
For just $5 a month ($60 annually), you can become a Member and tune in each Friday at 5 PM (PT) for the latest concert. Make it a regular date. Bring a glass of wine and cozy up – we think you will discover that digital technology can reveal new dimensions of musical performance. Fridays at Five is not your typical video concert series; it is designed to take you inside the music.
For nearly four decades – and especially since the opening of the SFJAZZ Center in 2013 – this organization has worked to honor the ever-changing jazz tradition and to build a community around this unparalleled American art form. And the coronavirus, ironically, has served as a call to action: our hall may be dark right now, but the music is alive, and we intend it to remain so. Fridays at Five is our starting point, responding to the virus in a very “jazz” way – building on decades of hard work at SFJAZZ, while improvising our way to a digital future. The music will outlive the virus.
"A chance to support the artists and catch up on memorable concerts from years past." — SF Classical Voice
"That was super-great ... really immersive, amazing camerawork and the sound was excellent. I just felt like I was inside the music and really in the hall." — SFJAZZ Member
Fridays at Five: Launching a Digital Experience (On the Corner)
SEP 18 Wayne Shorter Celebration Pt 5
w/ Wayne Shorter, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, & Terri Lyne Carrington
SEP 25 John Coltrane's A Love Supreme: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
w/ Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, Geri Allen, Drew Gress, & Ralph Peterson Jr.
OCT 2 Bobi Céspedes
w/ special guest John Santos
OCT 9 Thelonious Monk Birthday Celebration
w/ Joanne Brackeen, Kris Davis, & Helen Sung
OCT 16 Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio
OCT 23 Taj Mahal Quartet
OCT 30 Lila Downs
& MORE TBA
For this special broadcast, 100% of tip jar proceeds will go directly to Wayne Shorter for his ongoing medical needs.