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Concert: Miguel Zenón Trio at NYC's Hispanic Society of America

Community calendar Conc e rt: Miguel Zenón Trio   Featuring: Uptown Arts Stroll 2009 honoree Miguel Zenón playing new compositions with arrangements by  Puerto Rican  and Cuban composers.   Miguel Zenón, saxophone Ricky Rodriguez , bass Henry Cole , drums   Washington  Heights resident Miguel Zenón was born and raised in San Juan , Puerto Rico .  There, he studied classical saxophone at the famed Escuela Libre de Música.  It was at the  Berklee School of Music  that his formal jazz training began.  Zenón went on to attend the  Manhattan School of Music  and received a Masters in Saxophone Performance.     In 2008 Zenón received a fellowship from the  John Simon Guggenheim Foundation .  Later that year he was one of the 25 distinguished individuals chose to receive the MacArthur “Genius” Grant.  The fellowship is a prestigious addition in Zenón’s fast-rising career fusing jazz with various forms of music from  Puerto Rico  , like bomba and jíbara.  To date, he has four albums of his o