Wayne Shorter, a Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer who helped formed the sound of latest jazz, has died, in line with his publicist.

He was 89.

Shorter died Thursday in Los Angeles, his publicist Cem Kurosman with Blue Observe Data advised CNN in an e mail. No reason for loss of life was shared.

Shorter has been nominated for 23 Grammys and has received 12 instances. His very first Grammy nomination was in 1973 on the fifteenth Grammy Awards, together with his most up-to-date win coming in January of this 12 months for finest improvised jazz solo efficiency for “Endangered Species.”

On the age of 16, Shorter began on the clarinet, however later turned his focus to the tenor sax earlier than coming into New York College in 1952. Upon graduating in 1956, he performed with jazz pianist Horace Silver till he was drafted into the Military the place he served for 2 years, per the artist’s biography on

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