{Trés} with Miguel Zenón

Photo Credit Sharolyn B. Hagen


{Trés} is a chamber music trio founded in 2010. The group started as a collaborative project created by McKnight Artist Fellow José Antonio Zayas Cabánwith the purpose of performing transcriptions for two saxophones and piano. The trio has since performed chamber music by a wide range of composers, traveling to Central America, Caribbean and throughout the United States and is featured in José’s first album, Centennial (2020). Recently, {Trés} finished a national tour titled "A Tribute to Puerto Rico," devoted in part to help raise funds and awareness about Puerto Rico and the island’s efforts to recover from Hurricanes Irma's and María's dual devastation. As the recipient of a 2019 New Music USA Project Grant, José and {Trés} are collaborating with a number of composers including alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, a 2008 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow and Guggenheim Award recipient who has made two previous Jazz Series appearances, once with fellow Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sanchez, and on another occasion leading his own quartet.          

{Trés}, with Zenón as a featured soloist, was in the midst of recording new compositions when the pandemic hit. Nearly two years later, they will re-convene to complete the project centered on the Puerto Rican musical traditions and appear as a Jazz Series special event.

Saturday, Mar. 12, 2022

Special Event

First Baptist Church

Doors: 6 | Start: 7

{Trés} with Miguel Zenón

Miguel Zenón: Saxophone
José Antonio Zayas Cabán: Alto Saxophone
Ryan Smith: Tenor Saxophone
Casey Rafn: Piano

“Yet his compositions are always clear and organized, and when they’re making references to folklore,they keep the feeling of dance in them."

- New York Times

"One of the most esteemed and singular-voiced alto saxophonists in jazz."

- DownBeat

"Zenón has thoughtfully reimagined an array of distinct Puerto Rican rhythms, forms, and songs within jazz’s infinitely mutable improvisational matrix."

- Classical Voice, SF

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