Miguel Zenón Quartet | SFJAZZ

Miguel Zenón Quartet

Miguel Zenón Quartet


Miguel Zenón Quartet

Saturday, February 25, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Miguel Zenón Quartet
SFJAZZ Collective Saxophonist Series: Miguel Zenón Quartet  

Miguel Zenón Quartet

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. A little over 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 his native Puerto Rico. A deeply contemplative and expressive artist who cut his teeth as a member of the band led by tenor maestro David Sánchez (and now a bandmate in the SFJAZZ Collective), Zenón has helmed ten sessions that have delved deeply into his heritage in folkloric and orchestral settings. On the heels of his masterful, large-scale 2014 release Identities Are Changeable comes his latest project Típíco – an intimate return to a small group setting with new compositions created specifically for his longstanding quartet with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Henry Cole. In Zenón’s words: “I was thinking about what this band and the guys in the band mean to me as I was writing the music. I kept going back to this idea of us developing this common language that identifies us as a band.”

Artist Personnel

Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
Luis Perdomo piano
Hans Glawischnig bass
Henry Cole drums

Artist Website

"The achy precision in alto saxist Miguel Zenón's tone was apparent from the moment he arrived in New York from Boston in the late ’90s. " — Time Out New York
"The instrumental prowess of Zenon's playing, the vigor of his compositions and the sensitivity of his band to Puerto Rican song forms point to new possibilities in jazz " — Chicago Tribune

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