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All for Wayne

A fundraising event for an icon becomes an all-star tribute

Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington (from left) in L.A. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity)

On Sept. 28, Los Angeles’ posh Bel Air neighborhood played host to a fundraising dinner and concert in support of Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity, filmmaker Dorsay Alavi’s in-progress documentary on the life and music of the game-changing composer and saxophonist.

Presented on a breeze-kissed outdoor stage at the estate of Dr. Frank and Shelley Litvack, the evening united longtime and latter-day Shorter collaborators for a program of tunes mainly composed by Shorter, along with interview clips from Alavi’s film.

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