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About Nestor Zurita

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Born in New York and raised in Quito, NZ started to play the saxophone at age 15, and at 17 was part of the “University of Montana” Big Band. Studied at “Miami Dade College”, “Manhattan School of Music” and “The New School Jazz”. Played with Steve Lacy, Jovinho Santos Neto, Omar Sosa, Dado Moroni, Claudio Capurro, Andrea Pozza, Andrea Zanzottera, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Few, Chuck Bergeron, Felix Gomez etc.. has played concerts in the United States, Europe, and South America playing hundreds of concerts in a wide variety of styles. Nestor has played in many different music festivals and has also been a guest artist at various universities. As a Composer NZ has written hundreds of works. NZ was also the Director of the Jazz Department and of the Classical Saxophone Program in the National Conservatory of Ecuador. Most recently NZ moved to Miami were he leads his "Latin Jazz Ensemble". NZ plays classical music as well as jazz and feels as comfortable playing a Solo Recital as with a Symphony Orchestra

Nestor Zurita joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 17, 2011