Wayne Shorter

1933 - Today

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Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) 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. In the 1960s, he went on to join Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, and from there he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wayne Shorter has received more than 1,009,622 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Wayne Shorter is the 358th most popular musician (up from 366th in 2019), the 1,987th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,935th in 2019) and the 111th most popular American Musician.

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  • 33

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  • 4.03

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  • 3.69

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Among musicians, Wayne Shorter ranks 358 out of 2,675Before him are Richie Sambora, Mick Taylor, Coleman Hawkins, Steve Morse, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. After him are Barış Manço, David Helfgott, Per Gessle, Maurice André, Moby, and John Densmore.

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Among people born in 1933, Wayne Shorter ranks 109Before him are Donald E. Westlake, The Singing Nun, Sheldon Adelson, Luis Bacalov, Elem Klimov, and Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. After him are Narriman Sadek, Maurice André, Lynn Cohen, György Konrád, Renée Taylor, and Charlie Wilson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wayne Shorter ranks 1,987 out of 15,968Before him are Jerry Fodor (1935), Michael Rockefeller (1938), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), King Vidor (1894), David Gross (1941), and Charles Dow (1851). After him are Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), John Barrymore (1882), Ving Rhames (1959), Larry Tesler (1945), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), and Anne Meara (1929).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Wayne Shorter ranks 111Before him are Bobby McFerrin (1950), Pat Metheny (1954), Richie Sambora (1959), Coleman Hawkins (1904), Steve Morse (1954), and Billy Ray Cyrus (1961). After him are Moby (1965), John Densmore (1944), Peter Criss (1945), Dexter Gordon (1923), Wes Montgomery (1923), and Chet Atkins (1924).