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Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

Born: August 25, 1933 (age 86 years), Newark, New Jersey, United States

Spouse: Carolina Dos Santos (m. 1999), Ana Maria Shorter (m. 1970–1996), Teruko Nakagami (m. 1961–1964)

Instruments: Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone



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