Miguel Zenón and the GSU Jazz Band
From the venue:
Multiple Grammy-nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón is widely considered among the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, representing a select few musicians who masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and resident of New York, he developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric music and jazz. Zenón has topped both the Jazz Artist of the Year and Alto Saxophonist categories on the JazzTimes Critics Poll (2014) and was selected as the Alto Saxophonist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association in 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Zenón presented hundreds of lectures and master classes at institutions worldwide and is a permanent faculty member at The New England Conservatory and The Manhattan School of Music.