Experience Sensational Latin Jazz Brilliance with Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo on Sunday, April 21st

Grammy-Winning Saxophonist and Pianist Duo Live in Concert, Presented by JazzBuffalo

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón, 2024 Grammy® Award winner in the category of “Best Latin Jazz Album” for El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 2, featuring pianist Luis Perdomo, is set to grace the stage for a captivating live performance on Sunday, April 21.

“I’m incredibly happy and honored with this Grammy win,” says Zenón. “We’ve been making albums for a very long time, so it’s extremely rewarding to receive this recognition. This will certainly be an incentive to keep moving forward and creating more music.”

Miguel Zenón accepts the 2024 Grammy®️ Award for Best Latin Jazz Album

The title references the beauty of the Latin-American Songbook and the Bolero in particular. The album expands on the initial concept of El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 1 while maintaining the intent of playing songs the artists know and love. The process of choosing the repertoire began with the question, “Tu sabes que canción es bien buena?” (“You know which song is really good?”). Discussions about which versions to study, which keys to use, and which arrangements were the most inspirational followed.

Volume 1

Melding their jazz sensibilities with the original spirit of the music, Zenón and Perdomo deliver alluring, forward-thinking performances while keeping the songs center stage. “The Latin-American Songbook is so vast and varied that it naturally lends itself to limitless explorations,” says Zenón in the liner notes. “We purposely looked beyond the Caribbean (exploring composers from México, Venezuela and Panamá, for example) because we wanted to emphasize the point that these songs deserved to be explored and recognized for what they are, beyond labels, categories and regionalisms. Just beautiful music that is a joy to perform and listen to.”

The album was named the top Latin Jazz recording of 2023 in the Downbeat Jazz Critics Poll and earned critical acclaim:

Luis Perdomo and Miguel Zenón

“I thought this was a beautiful, beautiful record. I kept putting it on and not wanting to take it off.” – Stephen Thompson, NPR New Music Friday

“In an extraordinary follow-up to El Arte del Bolero, Vol. 1, these timeless tunes are slowed down, blended with unusual elements, played out of time, deconstructed and reconstructed as Zenón and Perdomo extract nuances from the originals that we hardly imagined could exist.” – Catalina Maria Johnson, DownBeat

“The recording’s final number ‘Silencio,’ contains a spiky first section and then moves on to a more lyrical episode before returning to the initial theme…. It is the liveliest entry in the lineup, the one that best shows off the impressive chops of both instrumentalists. In the more raucous nightclubs, excited jazz fans used to yell “talk to me” at soloists. Listening to El Arte del Bolero, Volume Two, I feel that these two masters, while recalling their various ancestries, are talking to me.” – Michael Ullman, ArtsFuse

“Zenón and Perdomo bestow each of these melodies with a careful and loving touch, as if burnishing an heirloom gemstone” – Nate Chinen, WRTI

“Miguel Zenon and Luis Perdomo practice the art of the duo at a stratospheric level. No melody resists them and everything in their interpretation seems natural; we are talking about the alchemy which links the two musicians and allows them to perform masterful improvisations on well-known themes but totally renewed in this Cd. Indispensable.“ – Yves Dorison, Culture Jazz

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the unparalleled musical brilliance of Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo live on stage. Presented by JazzBuffalo, this exceptional performance is scheduled for Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 pm at the Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center.

Get your tickets now for an unforgettable evening of jazz mastery and exploration of Bolero and the Latin-American songbook. Use the convenient checkout below or you can go directly to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/774110454207?aff=oddtdtcreator

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