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The jazz world is mobilized to pay for the health care of Wayne Shorter

fans of jazz worship and see him as one of the greatest performers of the Twentieth century. But today Wayne Shorter, now 86 years old, suffers from severe heal

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The jazz world is mobilized to pay for the health care of Wayne Shorter

fans of jazz worship and see him as one of the greatest performers of the Twentieth century. But today Wayne Shorter, now 86 years old, suffers from severe health problems requiring a charge costly that he can only assume. In a spirit of solidarity and for the great saxophonist the middle of american jazz will create a sort of pot fueled by the revenues of charity concerts, tv-online, and by contributions of $ 5, which is intended to pay for the medical expenses necessary to the care provided to the great jazzman.

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The health of Wayne Shorter is suddenly deteriorated, it is now a year and a half. Since then, he never moves more than in a wheelchair and must submit to a cumbersome and expensive medical protocol that it can assume financially.

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On may 22, his friend, the singer of jazz Kurt Elling wrote a message arsonist through his account Facebook that decried the state of insecurity in which we find the legendary saxophonist: "Wayne is not going well physically. And America being what it is, he was not entitled to a bit of peace and quiet, to just live without worry for his medical bills... It is a shame for America that someone of the stature of Wayne Shorter is confronted with this kind of situation. No one deserves this help more than him. Wayne is such a hero, in music, in life, the mystery that he embodies is a deep one."

initiatives are growing, however from 2019 to attempt to help financially Wayne Shorter. Four concerts led by Herbie Hancock and the inseparable companions of the saxophonist of the band (Danilo Perez, Brian Blade and John Patitucci) were allowed to bring a part of the nest egg required for the care of the illustrious jazzman.

And crisis of the Covid-19 forces, it is now online that these concerts are shared. Since exactly the 22 of may, these recitals to self-help are available on the website of charity SFJazz. The membership fee is reasonable, and of five dollars per month.

The famous Wayne Shorter Celebration, for example, the first solidarity concert available online, brings together a galaxy of stars of jazz such as saxophonist Kamasi Washington, pianist Terrace Martin. The site promises that the other jubilees were soon to be shared. And they will, each, accompanied by an appeal for donations.

Wayne Shorter, performer gifted is also a composer inspired. The New York Times did not hesitate to write a few years ago that "it is the greatest composer of jazz alive"... A legend that it is now necessary to support and preserve them as a treasure.

A passage in the Wayne-Shorter-Celebration with Kamasi Washington and Terrace Martin

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