During the New Zealand Festival we get a clue about the upcoming Jazz Festival. This year the news is that Wayne Shorter (and his quartet, featuring the incredible Brian Blade) will be performing at Wellington’s Opera House on June 8.
Shorter’s career is storied. Alongside his own works as a leader he was part of one of the important Miles Davis line-ups, he also collaborated with a range of pop and rock musicians, including crucial contributions to the canons of Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan.
The festival’s full programme (June 8-12, 2016) will be made available on April 12. Earlybird tickets for the Shorter Quartet are available from April 30. You can follow @wellijazzfest on Twitter.