Performance includes a Pre-Concert Talk that begins one hour before show time.
Miguel Zenón & Alma Adentro Ensemble
Miguel Zenón presents Alma Adentro Ensemble
Assembled to interpret Latin American standards written by Puerto Rican songwriters, his orchestral project Alma Adentro makes its West Coast debut featuring a 10-piece woodwind ensemble and Zenón’s sensational quartet. With Zenón’s arrangements and Guillermo Klein’s orchestrations, the project debuted on the altoist’s critically hailed 2011 Marsalis Music album Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook.
About Miguel Zenón
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.