Wayne Shorter was born on August 25, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey. He was an American composer, musician, and saxophonist. He was educated at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and also at Newark Arts High School. Shorter was a United States citizen and held nationality from the United States.
Wayne Shorter was known for his work in the music industry, specifically in the genres of jazz, post-bop, modal jazz, crossover music, hard bop, jazz fusion, and third stream. Throughout his career, Shorter received numerous awards, including the American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award, the Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, and the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
Wayne Shorter passed away on March 2, 2023, in Los Angeles.