Miguel Zenón's Rhythm Collective
Miguel Zenón and the Rhythm Collective
Initially assembled for a 2003 tour of West Africa, Miguel Zenón Rhythm Collective features a brilliant cast of Puerto Rican musicians playing original pieces and Zenón’s arrangements of songs from the Caribbean lexicon. “The music is all about creating this rhythmic energy that surrounds us Puerto Ricans,” says Zenón, who is releasing the group’s first album Oye!!! Live in Puerto Rico.
About Miguel Zenón Residency
As a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective in 2004, Miguel Zenón was a conspicuously talented, largely unknown 27-year-old saxophonist getting set to release his second album. Almost a decade later, Zenón is the most celebrated altoist of his generation, a multi Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow who has extended jazz’s conceptual reach with a series of albums exploring the music of Puerto Rico, where he was born. Deepening his relationship with SFJAZZ as a Resident Artistic Director, Zenón presents a series of projects that showcase his ever-expanding vision as a composer inspired by West Africa and an ingenious interpreter of the folkloric and popular music of Puerto Rico.