Miguel Zenón Quartet, Sunday at the Bach
Miguel Zenón is widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation. As a composer he has been concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz, commissioned by SFJAZZ, The New York State Council for the Arts, Chamber Music America, the Guggenheim Foundation, and many of his peers. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has released six recordings as a leader and worked with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Haden, David Sánchez, The Mingus Big Band, and Bobby Hutcherson. Zenón has been featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times. He has also topped the Rising Star Alto Sax category of the Downbeat Critic’s Poll on four different occasions. In 2008 Zenón was one of 25 distinguished individuals chosen to receive the coveted MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant”.
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 4:30
Douglas Beach House on Miramar Beach
307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650 726-4143, www.bachddsoc.org