Miguel Zenón Quartet
Friday, 31 May 2019
16.00 Uhr - 18.00 Uhr - Jazz im Museum Tinguely
Miguel Zenón: alto sax
Luis Perdomo: piano
Hans Glawischnig: bass
Henry Cole: drums
New York-based musician Miguel Zenón’s quartet presents compositions from their new album, which comes out in September.
Under the name "Sonero", these four top-class musicians – as outstanding as soloists as they are as an ensemble – reinterpret pieces from their salsa "Songbook", giving them a fresh new sound. At the same time the band’s leader is opening a new chapter in his long-standing exploration of his homeland’s musical culture and tradition. Brilliant and versatile, this alto sax player and his fellow musicians blend Latin American music and jazz in their very own unusual, fascinating way, each of them contributing his individual voice to striking effect.
Born in Puerto Rico in 1976, Miguel Zenón joined Berklee College at the age of 20 before continuing his studies at Manhattan School of Music. It was in New York that he laid the foundations for a dazzling career. After working with countless jazz greats, he is now considered one of the most influential representatives of his profession and his generation. Encouraging young talent, especially in his native country, is very close to his heart. Together with prominent foreign musicians he puts on free concerts, particularly in rural areas of Puerto Rico, to introduce audiences to jazz – but also to give Puerto Rico’s own young jazz performers a platform.