Miguel Zenon - saxophone, Luis Perdomo - piano, Hans Glawischnig - bass, Henry Cole - drums
Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón is widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation. As a composer he has been concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz, commissioned by SFJAZZ, The New York State Council for the Arts, Chamber Music America, the Guggenheim Foundation, and many of his peers. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has released six recordings as a leader and worked with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Haden, David Sánchez, The Mingus Big Band, and Bobby Hutcherson. Zenón has been featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times. He has also toped the Rising Star Alto Sax category of the Downbeat Critic's Poll on four different occasions. In 2008 Zenón was one of 25 distinguished individuals chosen to receive the coveted MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the "Genius Grant".
"This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century." -- MacArthur Foundation, 2008.
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