MIGUEL ZENON'S IDENTITIES BIG BAND
Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating
Saxophonist Miguel Zenón offers his most ambitious project yet with a song cycle for his quartet augmented by a 12-piece big band. The evening-length work explores the experience of Puerto Ricans who have moved to the mainland, particularly New York City. Zenón is the most celebrated altoist of his generation, a multi-Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow who has extended jazz’s conceptual reach with a series of albums exploring the music of Puerto Rico, where he was born.
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The Holyoke Public Library and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) together with the FAC will host
Miguel Zenón for a community conversation about identity. As Zenón asked the question, “What does it mean to be