Wayne Shorter to Be Honored by L.A. Jazz Society

October event will also feature Shorter in concert

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Jason Paul Harman Byrne

Saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter will be honored at the Los Angeles Jazz Society’s 29th Annual Jazz Tribute Awards Dinner and Concert. The event takes place Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m., at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. Shorter will be the 2012 Jazz Tribute honoree. Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin will host the evening’s festivities and Herbie Hancock is this year’s Honorary Chair.

A concert with the honorees will feature performances by Wayne Shorter and friends, plus the John Pisano Trio, Denise Donatelli Trio and Jamael Dean Dana Trio. Concert only tickets are also available.

The Annual Jazz Tribute Awards Dinner and Concert was established to recognize and honor Los Angeles-based artists for their contributions in furthering jazz. The LAJS was founded in 1985.

For tickets, additional information, to join the Los Angeles Jazz Society or to make a donation to help support its educational outreach efforts, visit www.LAJazz.org L.A. Jazz Society or call (818) 994-4661.