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Miguel Zenón and the Plena Project

Miguel Zenón
Miguel Zenón
Miguel Zenón and the Plena Project
NEW YORK  •  The Jazz Gallery  •  Ongoing

Miguel Zenón is a MacArthur Fellow for 2008. Also known as a "Genius Grant", the prestigious award provides $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over the next five years.

The Miguel Zenon Quartet performances at The Jazz Gallery feature the world premiere of Esta Plena whch is made possible by a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. 

Miguel Zenon Quartet
Luis Perdromo, piano
Henry Cole, drums
Hans Glawischnig, bass
Miguel Zenon, alto sax

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Miguel Zenón studied saxophone at the famed Escuela Libre de Musica and at the Berklee School of Music in America. After graduating from Berklee, Zenón received a scholarship to attend Manhattan School of Music and in 2001, he received a Masters in Saxophone Performance.

In his relatively short, but rather illustrious career, Zenón has performed and/or recorded with a quite a diverse array of artists including: David Sanchez, Danilo Perez, Charlie Haden, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Bobby Hutcherson, Jason Lindner, Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos, The Mingus Big Band, Brian Lynch, Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band, Ray Barretto, Steve Coleman and Branford Marsalis, among others.

Perhaps one his most important collaborations began in 2004, when Zenón was asked to become one of the founding members of the SF Jazz Collective; an octet whose past and present members include:  Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Nicholas Payton, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas and Brian Blade.

The Jazz Gallery Web Site

Detailed schedule information:
9:00 & 10:30 pm

Contact: The Jazz Gallery
290 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (1) 212 242 10 63

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