Miguel Zenón

A native of Puerto Rico, Miguel Zenón has made a name for himself not only as a saxophone player, but also as a bandleader and composer. Especially his latest album Típico, released in 2017 to mark the 15-year anniversary of the Miguel Zenón Quartet, shows the broad spectrum of a musician whose trademark is a mix of Latin American folklore and jazz. Born in 1976 in San Juan, Zenón first studied classical saxophone in his homeland, then earning a bachelor’s degree at the Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music. Ever since, the 42-year-old has worked with innumerable jazz musicians of the older and younger generations, including Charlie Haden, Fred Hersch, David Sánchez, the percussionists Antonio Sanchez and Paoli Mejias, the Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmore, the trumpet player Bryan Lynch, the vibraphone player Bobby Hutcherson and the conga player Ray Barreto.