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Miguel Zenon in performance at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico
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Miguel Zenon, Dan Weiss and Dana Leong in performance at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico
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An exciting and adventurous alto-saxophonist, Miguel Zenon first gained fame for his playing with David Sanchez and has since emerged as a very important soloist. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenon studied saxophone at the Escuela Libre de Musica. Zenon attended the Berklee School of Music, meeting drummer Bob Moses, who got him a position with the Either/Orchestra. Zenon earned a Masters in Saxophone Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2001. Along the way he studied with such notables as Danilo Perez, Dave Liebman, George Garzone and Bill Pierce. Since graduating, Zenon has worked and recorded with many top musicians, adding excitement to each setting. His stint with Sanchez found him holding his own with the better known tenor saxophonist in stirring ensembles and tradeoffs. Zenon has also worked with Danilo Perez, Charlie Haden, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Bobby Hutcherson, Jason Lindner, Guillermo Klein, the Mingus Big Band, Brian Lynch, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Ray Barretto, Steve Coleman, Branford Marsalis, the David Murray Big Band, Greg Tardy, William Cepeda, Tony Lujan, Luis Perdomo, Edsel Gomez, Michele Rosewoman, and the SF Jazz Collective. As a leader, Zenon’s quartet has toured the U.S. and Europe. He has recorded four CDs as a leader thus far: Looking Forward for Fresh Sound/New Talent and Ceremonial, Jbaro and Awake for Marsalis Music. Zenon also works as a teacher. In 2003, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Jazz Ambassadors Program, he and his quartet taught and performed throughout West Africa. Miguel Zenon serves as a private saxophone instructor at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

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Articles on Miguel Zenón

09/28/14    Photos    By JazzTimes

Photos: Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival 2014

06/04/14    Concerts    By Bill Beuttler

Concert Review: Miguel Zenón at the SFJAZZ Center, May 22-25

12/06/13    Community Articles    By Mark Robbins

SFJAZZ Collective at the Ferguson Center in Newport News, Va.

07/15/13    Albums    By Michael J. West

Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico
Miguel Zenón & The Rhythm Collective

04/08/13    Concerts    By Wilbert Sostre

Concert Review: Miguel Zenon’s Rayuela in Puerto Rico

02/25/13    Concerts    By Bill Beuttler

Live review: Miguel Zenón Quartet and NEC Jazz Orch. in Boston

09/05/12    Albums    By Giovanni Russonello

Rayuela
Miguel Zenón and Laurent Coq

06/13/12    iRockJazz Video    By John Moultrie

Miguel Zenón: Early Influences

06/11/12    Interview    By Marta Ramón

A Conversation with Miguel Zenón

01/03/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

NYC Winter Jazzfest Announces Updated Schedule

12/14/11    Concerts    By Bill Beuttler

Miguel Zenón/Vijay Iyer @ Berklee, 12/9/11

11/13/11    In Person    By Lee Mergner

Miguel Zenón: Digging His Roots

11/08/11    Albums    By Michael J. West

Alma Adentro
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10/26/11    Concerts    By Jeff Tamarkin

Kurt Elling at Birdland, 10/25/11

09/28/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

SFJAZZ Collective Announces U.S. Tour

01/20/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Philadelphia-based TV Show to Feature Darcy James Argue

January/February 2010    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

Critics Picks: Top 50 New Albums and Top 10 Historical Releases

January/February 2010    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Live 2009
SFJazz Collective

November 2009    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Esta Plena
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November 2009    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Esta Plena
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January/February 2009    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

2008 Year in Review: Top 50 CDs

January/February 2009    Features    By JazzTimes

2008 Year in Review: Highs & Lows

December 2008    Solo    By K. Leander Williams

Real Genius?

May 2008    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Awake
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May 2007    Features    By Marc Hopkins

Jazz Collectives: All For One

02/28/06    By Doug Ramsey

Concerts — May 2006

07/12/05    Concerts    By Nate Chinen

Montreal International Jazz Festival 2005

06/15/05    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Miguel Zenon in Seattle

June 2005    Albums    By David R. Adler

Jibaro
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June 2005    Features    By Andrew Gilbert

Miguel Zenon: El Compositor

March 2004    Hearsay    By John Murph

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March 2004    Hearsay    By John Murph

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Looking Forward

Fresh Sound New Talent

Ceremonial

Marsalis Music
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Jibaro

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Awake

Marsalis Music
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Esta Plena

Marsalis Music
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