On-Demand: Miguel Zenón's Golden City Suite

On-Demand: Miguel Zenón: Golden City Suite

Miguel Zenón

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Golden City Suite
MIGUEL ZENÓN 

RECORDED LIVE • FRI, MAY 6, 2022
ON-DEMAND
 • MAY 18 - AUG 17, 2022 

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ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón is a monster musician, and Golden City Suite, his musical tribute to the immigrant communities of San Francisco, is the latest proof. Commissioned by the Hewlett Foundation and SFJAZZ, the 75-minute suite draws inspiration from Zenón’s own research. In 2018, the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient and founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective conducted interviews in the city’s Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, African-American and other ethnic communities.

Armed with new perspectives on the contributions of immigrants to San Francisco and its evolution, Zenón now has composed his extended work for a large ensemble of top-tier musicians. Golden City Suite will feature Zenón’s own blazing work as a saxophonist. Few improvisers operate at his level: He combines “sheer romance, sanctified spirit and mathematical precision. When his solos get moving, he rocks back on his heels and the notes just fly, like blizzards of diamonds” (San Jose Mercury News). During his 15 seasons with the SFJAZZ Collective, Zenón emerged as “one of the important contemporary revisers of Latin jazz” (The New York Times). Combining his deep knowledge of Caribbean folk forms and grooves with advanced compositional techniques, the Puerto Rico native now ranks among the most uniquely ambitious composers in all of jazz. In Golden City Suite, Zenón tells his latest epic tale.

SETLIST all compositions by Miguel Zenón
Sacred Land
Rush
Acts of Exclusion
9066
Displacement and Erasure
SRO
Wave of Change
Sanctuary City
Cultural Corridor
The Power of Community

PERSONNEL
Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
Diego Urcola trumpet & valve trombone
Jacob Garchik trombone & euphonium
Alan Ferber trombone
Miles Okazaki guitar
Matt Mitchell piano
Matt Brewer bass
Dan Weiss drums
Daniel Diaz percussion
Brian Staufenbiel theatrical director
David Murakami projection design

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