Wayne Shorter Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Only jazz artist to receive honor for 2016

Wayne Shorter

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of music composition, according to a press release from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. On the foundation’s website, it notes, “The music of Wayne Shorter has left an indelible mark on the development of music for the last half-century.” Shorter is the only jazz artist to receive the honor this year.

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