Gent Festival meets Gent Jazz: Wayne Shorter Quartet with Casco Phil


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More than a decade after his first apearance at Ghent Jazz, the iconic saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is returning to the Bijloke site with Emanon. Inspired by Shorter’s lifelong love of science fiction, superhero adventures and mythology, Emanon will take you on an exciting adventure of apocalyptic proportions. The additional presence of Casco Phil in collaboration with the Ghent Festival of Flanders promises to make this a unique evening.

Together with graphic artist Randy DuBurke (best known for his Marvel and DC Comics publications), Shorter adds yet another dimension to the music with a comic strip specially created for this piece.
If you haven’t yet seen this American legend at work, don’t miss this chance: the combination of Wayne Shorter and his Quartet with Casco Phil, conducted by Clark Rundell, is as rare as a day without traffic jams. 

Classical and Jazz unite in this joint project by Ghent Jazz and Ghent Festival of Flanders.

Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Brian Blade (drums), Clark Rundell (conductor), Casco Phil (orchestra)