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At 80, Wayne Shorter performs ‘without a net’

This July 23, 2013 file photo shows jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter performing at the 5 Continents Jazz Festival, in Marseille , southern France. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File) NEW YORK (AP) — At age 80, Wayne Shorter isn’t ready to rest on his reputation as one of the greatest composers in jazz history. Instead, whenever he performs the saxophonist can’t resist the urge to “de-compose” his works and create something anew. “Jazz to me is something that doesn’t have to sound like jazz,” said Shorter, speaking by telephone from his home in the Hollywood Hills. “The word ‘jazz’ means I dare you. I dare you to go beyond what you are. You have to go beyond your comfort zone, to break out of the box. … You’re talking about not just music, you’re talking about life.”

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Chaka Khan to headline Third Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

HALL OF FAME ENTERTAINER–This March 26, 2013 photo shows Chaka Kahn attending her birthday party in New York. Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Theater’s hall of fame. The theater recently announced that Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blige will perform in Khan’s honor at its June 10 New York gala. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, file) by Genea L. Webb For New Pittsburgh Courier More than 240 of the hottest Jazz artists on the planet will showcase their immeasurable talent at this year’s Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival from June 7 through 9.