Occupation: A jazz supergroup consisting of: Joe Zawinul (keyboard), Wayne Shorter (saxophones), Miroslav Vitous (electric bass), Airto Moreira (percussion) and Alphonse Mouzon (drums)
Education: Education: All band members had previous experience playing in other bands. -Zawinul has a music degree at Berkley Music College -Shorter went to New York University -Vitous has a degree at Berkley Music College -Moreira has no education -Mouzon went to the City College of New York
Location: All band members grew up in different areas of the world -Zawinul: Vienna, Austria -Shorter: New Jersey, United States of America -Vitous: Prague, Czechoslovakia -Moreira: Itaiópolis, Brazil -Mouzon: Charleston, South Carolina
Birth Place: All band members grew up in different areas of the world -Zawinul: Vienna, Austria -Shorter: New Jersey, United States of America -Vitous: Prague, Czechoslovakia -Moreira: Itaiópolis, Brazil -Mouzon: Charleston, South Carolina
Marital Status: N/A
Birth Date: Formation Date: February, 1971
Death Date: Breakup Date: 1985
Status & Notes
1. We started Weather Report in February, 1971. Our family life is pretty good, for the most part… We were greatly influenced by Miles Davis. All band members had previous experience playing in other bands. Zawinul has a music degree at Berkley Music College. Shorter went to New York University. Vitous has a degree at Berkley Music College. Moreira has no education. Mouzon went to the City College of New York. Joe Zawinul played keyboard, Wayne Shorter played saxophone, Miroslav Vitous played bass guitar, Airto Moreira played percussion, and Alphonse Mouzon played drums.
Upcoming performance! January 12, 1972 in Shibuya Kokaido Hall, Tokyo, Japan! Will be performing: "'Medley: Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/T.H./Doctor Honoris Causa'", "'Medley: Surucucú/Lost/Early Minor/Directions'", "'Orange Lady'", "'Medley: Eurydice/The Moors'", "'Medley: Tears/Umbrellas'"
2. The song Birdland was composed in 1977, and marked the peak of Weather Report’s career. It was also Weather Report’s most commercially successful composition, and served as a tribute to the New York jazz club on 52nd street that housed a countless number of famous jazz musicians. The song has an awesome saxophone line, as well as an awesome bass line. We also played this song :P
Upcoming performance! July 12 and 13, 1980 in The Complex, Los Angeles, United States of America! Will be performing: Night Passage, Dream Complex, Port of Entry, Forlorn, Rockin’ in Rhythm, Fast City, Three Views of a Secret, Madagascar
3. Weather Report played a genre of music known as jazz fusion, or jazz rock. This music gained popularity in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. It was made by mixing funk and R&B rhythms, as well as the electronic effects of rock music.
Upcoming performance! June 3, 1983 in Hammersmith Odeon, London, England! Our headliner is we will be performing Plaza Real.