Miguel Zenón and the GSU Jazz Band at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University – April 22, 2022
Price: $24 to $52
Multiple Grammy nominees and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellows Miguel Zenon is widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, representing a select few musicians who masterfully balanced and blended the often conflicting poles of innovation and tradition. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and resident of New York, he has developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, focusing on perfecting a fine blend between Latin American folk music and jazz. . Zenón topped the Jazz Artist of the Year and Alto Saxophonist categories on the JazzTimes Critics Poll (2014) and was selected as Alto Saxophonist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association in 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Zenón has presented hundreds of talks and master classes at institutions around the world and is a member permanent faculty at The New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. He is also the current artist-in-residence of the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University.