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Jazz artist Miguel Zenón collaborates with MIT students

One of the hallmarks of MIT's music program is the performance experiences it provides students through collaborations with outstanding visiting artists.

On this occasion, students in the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble will have the opportunity to collaborate with saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón. Zenón, widely considered one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation, is a multiple Grammy nominee and both a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow.

On Nov. 23, he will perform with the Festival Jazz Ensemble, directed by Frederick Harris, at 8 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The program will feature rarely heard big band arrangements of Zenón’s music; small group compositions; the music of Ellington, Mingus, Kenny Werner, Guillermo Klein, and Magali Souriau; and the world premiere of "Indigo" by MIT undergraduate Peter Godart.

General admission is $5. Entrance is free in advance for members of the MIT community with an MIT email address. Tickets are available at the door and at: http://mitmta.eventbrite.com/.

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