Wayne Escoffery, a winner of Grammy Award, was born in 1975 and he has spent his first eight years of life in London. Since his arrival in the USA, his love for music has awaken and he has shown remarkable talent. During his childhood, he was singing in a choir and made a first encounter with saxophone - an instrument made just for him.
He has broken through as a part of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, where he has met Herbie Hancock, who grow fond of Wayne. Later, Wayne has also met his other colleagues - George Coleman, Jimmy Heath or Don Braden. After graduating in 2000, he moved into New York, where he has played with dozens of first-rate jazz bands. He is very popular for his respectable technique and versatility in playing.
In his forties, Wayne has already recorded ten CDs with bands like The Eric Reed Septet, Mingus Dynasty or Jazz At Lincoln Center's Music of the Masters, elite band made by famous trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. But a very best moment of Wayne's career was year 2011, when he received a Grammy Award for his part at Mingus Big Band.
Even though Wayne is considered to be one of the best contemporary jazzmen, he is still hard working and participating in dozens of project that make the jazz cultural scene so diverse and amazing.