Miguel Zenon Quartet at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Nov 14, 2011 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents the Miguel Zenón Quartet for one night. Touring in support of their newest release Alma Adentro. Band members are Miguel Zenon (Alto Sax),Luis Perdomo (Piano), Hans Glawischnig (Bass), and Henry Cole (Drums). Set time Monday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poled of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most ground breaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin America and Folkloric Music and Jazz.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has released six recordings as a leader including his latest Alma Adentro (2011), which is a tribute to the Puerto Rican Songbook. As a sideman he has worked with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Haden, David Sanchez, The Mingus Big Band, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Coleman and The SFJAZZ Collective.
Zenón has been featured in articles on publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, as well as gracing the cover of Downbeat Magazine. He has also topped the Rising Star Alto Sax category of the Downbeat Critic’s Poll on four different occasions. As a composer he has been commissioned by SFJAZZ, The New York State Council for the Arts, Chamber Music America, The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and many of his peers.
Zenón has given hundreds of lectures and master classes at institutions all over the world, and is a permanent faculty member at New England Conservatory of Music. In 2011 he founded Caravana Cultural, a program which presents free Jazz concerts in rural areas of Puerto Rico. In April 2008, Zenón received a fellowship from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Later that year he was one of 25 distinguished individuals chosen to receive the coveted MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant”.
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