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Miguel Zenon Esta Plena Septet

Born and raised in San Juan, sax phenom Zenon has won Guggenheim and MacArthur grants for linking classic jazz with the pulsing syncopations of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American folk — part of his effort to reimagine jazz for the twenty-first century. His barnstorming quartet is joined by three master pleneros, back-country troubadours who sing like history depends on it.

Miguel Zenon, alto sax
Luis Perdomo, piano
Hans Glawischnig, bass
Henry Cole, drums
Hector “Tito” Matos, lead vocals & percussion
Juan Gutierrez , vocals & percussion
Obanilu Allende, vocals & percussion


“This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.”
–MacArthur Foundation, 2008


Additional Events:

Pre-Concert Conversation between Miguel Zenon & musicologist Ned Sublette
with Hector “Tito” Matos
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6p
Meeting Room A, Bryan Center, Duke’s West Campus

  • Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 8:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater