Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Miguel Zenon at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans

March 16th, 2018 - March 17th, 2018
7:30PM

Location
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3908

Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz.

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón studied classical saxophone at the Escuela Libre de Música in Puerto Rico before receiving a bachelor‘€™s degree in Jazz Studies from Berklee College of Music, and a master‘€™s degree in Jazz Performance at Manhattan School of Music. Zenón‘€™s more formal studies, however, are supplemented and enhanced by his vast and diverse experience as a sideman and collaborator. Throughout his career he has divided his time equally between working with older jazz masters and working with the music‘€™s younger innovators ‘€“irrespective of styles and genres.

This program is supported in part by the CAC‘€™s JazzNet Endowment Fund and made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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