Friday, December 10, 2010

Miguel Zenón @ Jazz Gallery 12/1/10

Jazz Gallery has some residency programs to allow talented emerging artists, to play new compositions in front of live audiences. Some of these artists, like Zenón, started playing Jazz Gallery as emerging and are now established.

The music was excellent. I loved the bass especially, but each of the 4 were phenomenal. I loved the compositions and the energy as well.

It was a fun and awesome set of music.
The listing:
Miguel Zenón - alto saxophone, Alex Brown - piano, Hans Glawischnig - bass, Eric Doob - drums

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Miguel was recently named a MacArthur Fellow, one of the most prestigious honors an American artist in any discipline can earn. We are proud to have given Miguel a platform over the years for many of his projects, including his Rhythm Collective, his Jíbaro premiere, his recent trio endeavor with Jeff Ballard and Lionel Loueke and most recently his extraordinary Esta Plena project. Miguel pursued formal jazz training at Berklee and gained pivotal experience playing with the likes of Bob Moses and the Either/Orchestra. He received his Masters from the Manhattan School of Music in 2001 and has since racked up credits with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos, the SFJazz Collective, Ray Barretto, Branford Marsalis, David Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez and many more. Melding the indigenous folkloric idioms of his native country with some of the most advanced compositional thinking in modern jazz, Miguel represents the best of a new wave of Latin jazz innovation.

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